Immature and mature monocyte-derived dendritic cells in myelodysplastic syndromes of subtypes refractory anemia or refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts display an altered cytokine profile.

Dendritic cells (DC) are pivotal for T cell-mediated immunity. We investigated the early and terminal maturation of monocyte-derived DC (MoDC) in myelodysplastic syndromes (FAB subtypes refractory anemia (MDS-RA) or refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts (MDS-RARS)). Immature MoDC were obtained by culture of monocytes with GM-CSF and IL-4 for 8 days. To… CONTINUE READING