Published in Blood Weekly, April 29th, 2004
"Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is now being considered an alternative to bone marrow for restoring hematopoiesis after myeloablative therapy," scientists in Spain noted. "The lower risk of acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease in patients who received UCB cells seems related to the nature of UCB-T cells.
"Phenotypically, UCB-CD3+ cells are mostly naive (CD45RA+) and represent a transitional population between thymocytes and adult T cells," explained E. Canto and colleagues at the Sant Pau Hospital Research Institute in Barcelona. In a recent study, they "examined the immune...
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