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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Experimental evidence and preliminary clinical studies have demonstrated that human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have an important immune modulatory function in the setting(More)
We analyzed 21 children with leukemia receiving haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (haplo-HSCT) from killer immunoglobulin (Ig)-like receptors (KIR) ligand-mismatched donors. We(More)
There is great interest in mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) for cell-therapy and tissue engineering approaches. MSCs are currently expanded in vitro in the presence of fetal calf serum (FCS);(More)