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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) reportedly inhibit the mixed lymphocyte reaction. Whether this effect is mediated by dendritic cells (DCs) is still unknown. In this study, we used an in vitro model to observe the effects of MSCs and their supernatants on the development of monocyte-derived DCs. Phenotypes and the endocytosic ability of harvested DCs were(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have profound immunomodulatory functions both in vitro and in vivo. However, their effects on the differentiation of dendritic cells (DCs) are unknown. In this study, we employed an in vitro model to investigate the effects of human MSCs on the development of DCs. CD34(+) cells isolated from cord blood were cultured under(More)
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (bMSCs) can differentiate into a number of different cell/tissue types, and also possess immunoregulatory functions. The present study was undertaken to elucidate the exact immunoregulatory effects of allogeneic bMSCs on T- and B-lymphocyte proliferation, activation, and function maturation of BXSB mice, which has(More)
Dendritic-like leukemia cells (DLLC) originating from leukemic cells could potentially induce a T cell-mediated anti-leukemia immune response. It has been demonstrated that B7-H1, a newly identified homologue of CD80/CD86, is abundant in human carcinomas and dendritic cells (DC), can exert co-stimulatory and immune regulatory functions. We demonstrated that(More)
Stem cell plasticity has created great interest because of its potential therapeutic application in degenerative or inherited diseases. Transplantation of bone marrow-derived stem cells was shown to give rise to cells of muscle, liver, nerve, endothelium, epithelium, and so on. But there are still disputes about stem cell plasticity, especially concerning(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the possibility of flk-1+Sca-1- bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (bMSCs) to induce stable mixed chimerism and donor-specific graft tolerance. METHODS Allogeneic flk-1+Sca-1- bMSCs and syngeneic bone marrow (BM) cells were cotransplanted into lethally irradiated (8.5 Gy) recipient mice. FACS was used to analyze the(More)
We have reported previously that oral administration of pig cells to NOD mice modified xenogeneic cellular response against pig islet cells (PICs), and hypothesized that it may have induced active suppression. This preliminary report evaluated only the effect of feeding pig cells by 'primary' proliferation, i.e. when splenocytes from fed mice are confronted(More)
In vitro studies were conducted in the non-obese diabetic (NOD) mouse, prone to Type 1 autoimmune diabetes, to investigate the mechanisms involved in cell-mediated rejection of pig islet xenografts. Our previous work concerning the mechanisms of proliferation of xenogeneic lymphocytes to pig islet cells (PIC) was not indicative of PIC impairment.(More)
BACKGROUND In vitro studies of the nonobese diabetic (NOD) mouse prone to type 1 autoimmune diabetes were conducted in order to investigate the mechanisms possibly involved in cell-mediated rejection of adult pig islet xenografts. Mouse cellular proliferation in discordant situations was previously investigated only with stimulator lymphocytes and found to(More)
A new means of modifying xenogeneic reaction to pig islet cells, which involves pre-feeding with pig spleen cells, was investigated for the first time in the non-obese diabetic (NOD) mouse. Compared with controls, mice fed with pig spleen cells displayed much higher splenocyte proliferation in response to pig spleen and islet cells (p < 0.0001). This(More)