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Arterial regeneration and clinical improvement of secondary autoimmune Raynaud’s syndrome with autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells (aBM-MNC). early results of phase II clinical trial


Raynaud phenomenon is chronic vasospasm of the fingers, ears, nose and toes that occurs in response to stress or cold exposure, with a prevalence rates of 11% in women and 8% in men according with EEUU statistics. Secondary Raynaud phenomenon is associated with another disease like autoimmune disease. In our clinical center since 2010, 22 patients with secondary severe Raynaud syndrome (Lupus, scleroderma-CREST, vasculitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis) were recruited to the program of autologous cellular therapies…

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Homing of mesenchymal stem cells: mechanistic or stochastic? Implications for targeted delivery in arthritis


Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent cells with the capacity to undergo chondrogenic differentiation. Systemically administered MSCs have been shown to preferentially accumulate at sites of tissue damage and inflammation, thus MSC-based therapy holds great promise for the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as RA. Modulation of MSC homing may allow targeted delivery of systemically administered MSCs to damaged articular cartilage, where they can suppress immune-mediated cartilage destruction and contribute to cartilage repair via a…

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AB0095 By intravenous infusion marked by green fluorescent protein to reveal bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells’ distribution and differentiation of collagen induced arthritis rats


Background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a autoimmune disease,which is characterized by the osteoclasia or the high deformity rate of cartilage and bone. According to some materials, Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were definited as the cell full of proliferation, differentiation capacity, and potential immune regulation. MSCs transplantation could be a appropriate-designed pattern to the joint damaging from rheumatoid arthritis (RA).However, the repairing mechanism against osteoclasia of cartilage and bone is still unclear. Objectives This study used…

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Mesenchymal Stem Cell Alterations in Bone Marrow Lesions in Patients With Hip Osteoarthritis


In patients with osteoarthritis (OA), bone marrow lesions (BMLs) are intimately linked to disease progression. We hypothesized that aberrant multipotential stromal cell (also known as mesenchymal stem cell [MSC]) responses within bone tissue contributes to BML pathophysiology. The aim of this study was to investigate BML and non-BML native subchondral bone MSCs for numeric, topographic, in vitro functional, and gene expression differences. Ex vivo 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the femoral heads of 20…

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Impact of Autologous Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells on Degenerative Changes of Articulating Surfaces Associated With the Arthritic Temporomandibular Joint: An Experimental Study in Rabbits


This study evaluated the effect of bone marrow-derived stem cells (BMSCs) on degenerative changes of TMJ associated with bovine collagen type II (BCII) induced-arthritis. Materials and Methods Fifty rabbits were divided into 3 groups. Group I (n = 10) received no treatment. Group II (n = 20) was divided into 2 subgroups according to treatment type. One subgroup (n = 10) received an intra-articular (IA) injection of phosphate buffered saline (PBS) and the other (n = 10) received an IA injection of PBS…

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Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells inhibit T follicular helper cell in lupus-prone mice


The objective of this paper is to analyze the role of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) on the differentiation of T follicular helper (Tfh) cells in lupus-prone mice. Bone marrow cells were isolated from C57BL/6 (B6) mice and cultured in vitro, and surface markers were identified by flow cytometry. Naïve CD4+ T cells, splenocytes and Tfh cells were isolated from B6 mice spleens and co-cultured with BM-MSCs. The proliferation and the differentiation of CD4+…

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Open Access Infusion of Human Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Alleviates Autoimmune Nephritis in a Lupus Model by Suppressing Follicular Helper T-Cell Development


Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease characterized by the production of autoantibodies to components of the cell nucleus. These autoantibodies are predominantly produced with the help of follicular helper T (Tfh) cells and form immune complexes that trigger widespread inflammatory damage, including nephritis. In recent studies, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) elicited diverse, even opposing, effects in experimental and clinical SLE. Here we investigated the effect of human bone marrow-derived MSCs (hBM-MSCs) in a…

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Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells From Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Have a Senescence-Associated Secretory Phenotype Mediated by a Mitochondrial Antiviral Signaling Protein-Interferon-β Feedback Loop.


Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) create a special microenvironment for hematopoiesis and immunity and display robust immunomodulatory properties that are impaired in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This study was undertaken to identify the mechanisms of defects in human SLE BM-MSCs.Patients fulfilling SLE classification criteria and healthy controls (n = 6 per group) were recruited according to an institutional review board-approved protocol. BM-MSCs were isolated with low-density Ficoll-Hypaque, verified by flow cytometry, and studied using immunocytochemistry, real-time…

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Open Access Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Their Conditioned Medium Attenuate Fibrosis in an Irreversible Model of Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction


The therapeutic potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and their conditioned medium (MSC-CM) has been extensively studied. MSCs can repair tissue, reduce local inflammation, and modulate the immune response. Persistent renal tubular interstitial inflammation results in fibrosis and leads to chronic kidney disease (CKD). Unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) is a very well-accepted renal fibrosis model. In this study, we evaluated factors influenced by the administration of MSCs or MSC-CM in the UUO model. MSCs extracted…

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Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells ameliorate lung injury through anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effect in COPD mice


The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial mechanisms of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) ameliorating lung injury in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mice induced by cigarette smoke and Haemophilus Parainfluenza (HPi) were studied. The experiment was divided into four groups in vivo: control group, COPD group, COPD+HPi group, and COPD+HPi+MSCs group. The indexes of emphysematous changes, inflammatory reaction and lung injury score, and antibacterial effects were evaluated in all groups. As compared with control group, emphysematous…

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