Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) reside within the bone marrow cavity and serve as a reservoir for the continuous renovation of various mesenchymal tissues. Recent efforts suggest that MSCs modulate the immune reactions in vitro and escape the immune surveillance in vivo. We provide herein a discussion of the issues including the current research progress on the in vitro interactions of MSCs with multiple subsets of immune cells (dendritic cells, T cells, B cells and natural killer cells), in vivo transplantation outcomes, the possible underlying mechanisms, future research directions as well as potential clinical implications.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Immunology and Cell Biology|
|Publication status||Published - May 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cell Biology
- Clinical Biochemistry