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Several reports have suggested that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) could exert a potent immunosuppressive effect in vitro, and thus may have a therapeutic potential for T cell-dependent pathologies. We aimed to establish whether MSCs could be used to control graft-vs-host disease (GVHD), a major cause of morbidity and mortality after allogeneic hemopoietic(More)
The megakaryocytic (MK) and erythroid lineages are tightly associated during differentiation and are generated from a bipotent megakaryocyte-erythroid progenitor (MEP). In the mouse, a primitive MEP has been demonstrated in the yolk sac. In human, it is not known whether the primitive MK and erythroid lineages are generated from a common progenitor or(More)
The site and mechanism of platelet production by bone marrow megakaryocytes (MKs) has been the subject of extensive studies, but is still a matter of controversy. However, the recent discovery of the Mpl ligand (Mpl-l), also called megakaryocyte growth and development factor (MGDF) or thrombopoietin, has resulted in considerable progress in the(More)
During megakaryocyte differentiation, the promegakaryoblast (immature megakaryocyte) increases its ploidy to a 2(x) DNA content by a poorly understood process called endomitosis. This leads to the formation of a giant cell, the megakaryocyte (MK), which subsequently gives rise to platelets. In this report, we show that endomitosis of human MKs is due to(More)
BACKGROUND Reverse seroconversion to hepatitis B virus (HBV), i.e., HBV reactivation in patients with pretransplant antibodies to hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs) and to hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc), is rarely re-ported after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. METHODS To determine this risk, we studied clinical outcome and serological(More)
Although previous findings have suggested that some adult stem cells are pluripotent and could differentiate in an appropriate microenvironment, the fate conversion of adult stem cells is currently being debated. Here, we studied the ability of mobilized stem cells to repair cardiac tissue injury in a nonhuman primate model of acute myocardial infarction.(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have suggested that peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation has an advantage over autologous bone marrow transplantation. OBJECTIVE To compare the hematologic recovery and costs associated with PBSC transplantation with those associated with autologous bone marrow transplantation in patients receiving high-dose(More)
BACKGROUND Dexamethasone. cytarabine (ara-C), and cisplatin (DHAP) can be used effectively to treat patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). We hypothesized that substitution of cisplatin by oxaliplatin (L-OHP) could result in less toxicity and greater efficacy. L-OHP is active in patients with lymphoma. It produces mild myelosuppression and is devoid of(More)