Learn More
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The association of HLA-DRB1*15 with susceptibility to multiple sclerosis (MS) has been consistently reported although its effect on the clinical phenotype is still controversial. The objectives of this study are to investigate the influence of the HLA-DRB1 alleles on the genetic susceptibility to MS and to study their impact on(More)
Stem cell therapies are promising strategies to regenerate human injured tissues, including ischemic myocardium. Here, we examined the acquisition of properties associated with vascular growth by human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (UCBMSCs), and whether they promoted vascular growth in vivo. UCBMSCs were induced in endothelial(More)
Undesired immune responses have drastically hampered outcomes after allogeneic organ transplantation and cell therapy, and also lead to inflammatory diseases and autoimmunity. Umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UCMSCs) have powerful regenerative and immunomodulatory potential, and their secreted extracellular vesicles (EVs) are envisaged as a promising(More)
Over the years, cell therapy has become an exciting opportunity to treat human diseases. Early enthusiasm using adult stem cell sources has been tempered in light of preliminary benefits in patients. Considerable efforts have been dedicated, therefore, to explore alternative cells such as those extracted from umbilical cord blood (UCB). In line, UCB banking(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Multiple sclerosis (MS) has been consistently associated with the HLA-DR2 haplotype and particularly with the HLA-DRB1*15 allele. Epistatic interactions between both parental alleles in the DRB1 loci have been shown to modify the MS susceptibility risk. This study investigated the frequencies of various HLA-DRB1 genotypes, their(More)
  • 1