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The considerable therapeutic potential of human multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) has generated markedly increasing interest in a wide variety of biomedical disciplines. However, investigators report studies of MSC using different methods of isolation and expansion, and different approaches to characterizing the cells. Thus it is increasingly(More)
The plastic-adherent cells isolated from BM and other sources have come to be widely known as mesenchymal stem cells (MSC). However, the recognized biologic properties of the unfractionated population of cells do not seem to meet generally accepted criteria for stem cell activity, rendering the name scientifically inaccurate and potentially misleading to(More)
Extracellular vesicles (EVs), such as exosomes and microvesicles, are released by different cell types and participate in physiological and pathophysiological processes. EVs mediate intercellular communication as cell-derived extracellular signalling organelles that transmit specific information from their cell of origin to their target cells. As a result(More)
To study the receptors involved in the interaction between extracellular matrix proteins and hematopoietic progenitor cells, we analyzed the expression of beta 1 integrins on CD34+ bone marrow cells by means of immunoflowcytometry. Alpha 4 beta 1 and alpha 5 beta 1 were expressed, whereas alpha 1 beta 1, alpha 2 beta 1, alpha 3 beta 1, alpha 6 beta 1, and(More)
We performed a detailed kinetic study on the in vivo effect of a single subcutaneous dose of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF; 300 micrograms) in four healthy individuals on the expression and function of neutrophil Fc gamma receptors (Fc gamma R). G-CSF did not induce Fc gamma RI (CD64) on circulating neutrophils. However, neutrophils newly(More)
PURPOSE A comprehensive quality management system called JACIE (Joint Accreditation Committee International Society for Cellular Therapy and the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation), was introduced to improve quality of care in hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT). We therefore tested the hypothesis that the introduction of JACIE(More)
In tissue engineering, strategies are being developed to repair large bone defects by combining biomaterials and bone marrow-derived multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). For expansion of MSCs under good manufacturing practice conditions, human platelet lysate (PL) can serve as substitute for fetal bovine serum (FBS) in culture media. We compared(More)
Adhesion molecules play a role in the migration of hematopoietic progenitor cells and regulation of hematopoiesis. To study whether the mobilization process is associated with changes in expression of adhesion molecules, the expression of CD31, CD44, L-selectin, sialyl Lewisx, beta 1 integrins very late antigen 4 (VLA-4) and VLA-5, and beta 2 integrins(More)
PURPOSE To study whether there is a relationship between transplanted cell dose and rate of hematopoietic recovery after peripheral-blood stem-cell (PBSC) transplantation, and to obtain an indication whether specific subsets of CD34+ cell populations contribute to rapid recovery of neutrophils or platelets. PATIENTS AND METHODS Based on data from 59(More)
The factors determining the predominantly erythroid direction of human fetal liver hematopoiesis are unknown. We compared the capacities of human fetal liver and bone marrow stromas to sustain fetal and adult hematopoiesis in long-term cultures. In various marrow-fetal liver combinations of stroma and recharge, the maintenance of erythroid (BFU-e) and(More)