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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Digital Pacinian Hyperplasia is a non tumoral, very rare lesion. To date, only 31 cases have been reported, occasionally named Digital Pacinian Neuroma. Digital pain is usually associated to. Local trauma is reported in about half of the cases. We report a new case occurred in a 62 year-old male, associated with inflammatory and foreign body reaction. No(More)