alexa Cadaveric bone marrow as potential source of hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation.


Journal of Transplantation Technologies & Research

Author(s): Michalova J, Savvulidi F, Sefc L, Forgacova K, Necas E

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Every year, bone marrow transplantation saves many lives worldwide. Unfortunately, a suitable donor is not always available. Since organs are routinely harvested from cadaveric organ donors, we decided to assess such a possibility for bone marrow. We analyzed the functional properties and phenotypic markers of murine hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC) from cadaveric bone marrow and during storage in vitro in a suspension. It was demonstrated that HSPC exposed to a warm or cold ischemia in intact femur did not lose their phenotype and maintained their repopulating ability for two to twelve hours depending on the temperature. Additionally, fresh bone marrow remained fully viable in cell suspension for two days or four days at 37°C or 4°C, respectively. Based on these findings, cadaveric bone marrow could be considered as an alternative source of hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation.
This article was published in Chimerism and referenced in Journal of Transplantation Technologies & Research

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version