Published in Blood Weekly, May 19th, 2005
According to published research from Sweden, "KIR-ligand mismatch in the graft-versus-host (GVH) direction between donor and recipient in allogeneic stem cell transplantation (ASCT) may trigger NK cell alloreactivity.
"Such KIR-ligand mismatch has been associated with improved survival after haploidentical ASCT for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Its role in unrelated ASCT has been more controversial."
"In an analysis of 190 unrelated ASCTs for hematological malignancies, we observed that KIR-ligand mismatch was associated...
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