Reparative and Regenerative Effects of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells-Promising Potential for Kidney Transplantation?

Merel Pool*, Henri Leuvenink, Cyril Moers

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Abstract

Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) possess reparative, regenerative and immunomodulatory properties. The current literature suggests that MSCs could improve kidney transplant outcome via immunomodulation. In many clinical domains, research has also focussed on the regenerative and reparative effects of therapies with MSCs. However, in the field of transplantation, data on this subject remain scarce. This review provides an overview of what is known about the regenerative and reparative effects of MSCs in various fields ranging from wound care to fracture healing and also examines the potential of these promising MSC properties to improve the outcome of kidney transplantations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4614
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Volume20
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2-Sep-2019

Keywords

  • mesenchymal stromal cells
  • regeneration
  • kidney transplantation
  • VERSUS-HOST-DISEASE
  • UMBILICAL-CORD BLOOD
  • STEM-CELLS
  • BONE-MARROW
  • ADIPOSE-TISSUE
  • DIFFERENTIATION CAPACITY
  • ALLOGRAFT-REJECTION
  • RENAL-FUNCTION
  • SPINAL-CORD
  • RAT-KIDNEY

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