Zohair Selmani

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Adult bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent cells that are the subject of intense investigation in regenerative medicine. In addition, MSCs possess immunomodulatory properties with therapeutic potential to prevent graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Indeed, MSCs can inhibit natural(More)
Adult bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotential cells capable of regenerating injured tissues. In addition to their multipotency, MSCs inhibit natural killer cell cytotoxicity and T-lymphocyte alloproliferation. Several immunosuppressive mechanisms have been described, including indoleamine 2, 3, -dioxygenase-induced depletion of(More)
Classical cancer immunotherapy utilizes the immune response against microbial components, and a sequence of immune responses produce antitumor effects. The identification of mammalian Toll-like receptors (TLRs), receptors for microbial components, has shed light on antigen recognition by the innate immune system and provided a molecular basis for our(More)
Bone marrow (BM) from human and rodent species contains a population of multipotential cells referred to as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Currently, MSCs are isolated indirectly by using a culture step and then the generation of fibroblast colony-forming units (CFU-fs). Unprocessed or native BM MSCs have not yet been fully characterised. We have previously(More)
3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors (statins) are widely used to decrease cholesterol synthesis and are well established to reduce vascular diseases. Recently, it has been proposed that statins mobilize endothelial progenitor cells from bone marrow during the first four weeks, which could help to prevent vascular diseases.(More)
Fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 ligand ([Flt3 ligand], FL) stimulates proliferation and development of a wide range of hematopoietic cells including hematopoietic stem cells and myeloid and lymphoid progenitor cells. FL also has been shown to have anti-tumor effects in a variety of in vivo tumor models. In this study, the effect of FL against tumor growth was(More)
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