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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) inhibit the proliferation of HLA-unrelated T lymphocytes to allogeneic stimulation, but the mechanisms responsible for this activity are not fully understood. We show here that MSCs suppress the proliferation of both CD4+ and CD8+ T lymphocytes, as well as of natural killer (NK) cells, whereas they do not have an effect on the(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from bone marrow (BM) and sub-cutaneous fat are known to differentiate into neural cells under appropriate stimuli. We describe here the neural-like differentiation of human MSCs obtained from spleen and thymus, induced either with chemical factors or with co-culture with human Schwann cells (Sc). Under the effect of neural(More)
We show here that human and mouse mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be obtained not only from bone marrow (BM), but also from adult spleen and thymus. In vitro, both human and mouse spleen- and thymus-derived MSCs exhibit immunophenotypic characteristics and differentiation potential completely comparable to BM-MSCs. In addition, they can inhibit immune(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine in a sample of hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients assessed throughout protective isolation (i) levels of anxiety and depression and (ii) pre-isolation factors (socio-demographics, biomedical variables and personality traits), which might predict higher levels of anxiety and depression during isolation. METHODS The study used(More)
PURPOSE A proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL), a tumor necrosis factor superfamily member involved in B-lymphocytes differentiation and survival, plays a role in protecting B-Cell Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) cells from apoptosis. Having observed that APRIL serum (sAPRIL) levels were higher in B-CLL patients with CLL at diagnosis as compared to(More)
Starting from two cases of adenolymphoma of the parotid gland they had under observation, the Authors underline their doubts regarding the histogenesis, discuss the clinical approach and show their attitude towards the therapy. It consists of an enucleation or nucleoresection of the tumour in case only the superficial part of the gland is affected; a total(More)
This paper describes the development and validation steps of computational sub-models for gas turbine heat transfer applications , within an open source CFD code based on the Field Operation and Manipulation C++ class library for continuum mechanics (OpenFOAM, http://www.opencfd.co.uk). Open FOAM is based on a polyhedral finite-volume approach with a(More)