Cobalt protoporphyrine IX-mediated heme oxygenase-I induction alters the inflammatory cytokine response, but not antigen presentation after experimental allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.

Abstract

Acute graft-versus-host disease (aGvHD) remains the major cause of mortality after allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Acute GvHD can be partially prevented when heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is induced in the recipient prior to transplantation but the mechanisms are not fully understood. Using a murine haploidentical bone marrow transplantation (BMT) model… (More)

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