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STUDY DESIGN To identify mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) from degenerate human nucleus pulposus (NP) and compare them with bone marrow (BM) MSC. OBJECTIVE To test whether MSC obtained from NP and BM from the same subjects share similar biologic characteristics. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Recent studies have proposed biologic strategies for the treatment(More)
OBJECTIVE Optimization of the mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) isolation and expansion method. MATERIALS AND METHODS Mononuclear cells (MNC) from bone marrow aspirates were obtained by both density gradient centrifugation (standard method) and gravity sedimentation. Cells were cultured in standard conditions (10% fetal calf serum and normal oxygen tension(More)
Multiple myeloma is a hematological malignancy in which clonal plasma cells proliferate and accumulate within the bone marrow. The presence of osteolytic lesions due to increased osteoclast (OC) activity and suppressed osteoblast (OB) function is characteristic of the disease. The bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) play a critical role in multiple(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine how mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) could improve bone marrow (BM) stroma function after damage, both in vitro and in vivo. Human MSC from 20 healthy donors were isolated and expanded. Mobilized selected CD34(+) progenitor cells were obtained from 20 HSCT donors. For in vitro study, long-term bone marrow cultures(More)
Exosomes/microvesicles (MVs) provide a mechanism of intercellular communication. Our hypothesis was that mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) from myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients could modify CD34+ cells properties by MVs. They were isolated from MSC from MDS patients and healthy donors (HD). MVs from 30 low-risk MDS patients and 27 HD were purified by(More)
Bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are precursors of adipocytes and osteoblasts and key regulators of hematopoiesis. Irradiation is widely used in conditioning regimens. Although MSCs are radio-resistant, the effects of low-dose irradiation on their behavior have not been extensively explored. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of 2.5 Gy on MSCs.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In contrast with hematologic malignancies in which the value of immunophenotypic studies is well established, information on the immunophenotypic characteristics of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is scanty. The main goal of the present study was to explore the immunophenotypic differences between patients with MDS and normal(More)
Information on the effects of imatinib mesylate (IM) on the non-clonal bone marrow (BM) cell compartment is scanty. We have analyzed the gene expression profile of BM hematopoietic cells after IM therapy in 20 patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) in complete cytogenetic response (CCyR) and compared it with that of normal volunteer donors by(More)
BACKGROUND Posttransplant cytopenias are a severe complication after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) and their origin is often multifactorial or unknown. They are frequently refractory to standard therapy, which may include steroids and/or immunoglobulins. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are an attractive therapeutic tool in the allo-SCT(More)