Expansion of human hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation: trends and perspectives
Hera Andrade Zaldívar
MARTHA LETICIA SANTOS MARTINEZ
Antonio de León Rodríguez
Summary or description
"Umbilical cord blood transplantation is clinically limited by its low progenitor cell content. Ex vivo expansion has become an alternative to increase the cell dose available for transplants. Expansion has been evaluated in several ways such as static cultures combining growth factors or mimicking the natural microenvironment using co-culture systems. However, static cultures have a small volume capacity and therefore large-scale expansion has been addressed using bioreactors. These and other biotechnological approaches for the expansion of hematopoietic progenitors and their utility to study several aspects of hematopoietic stem cell biology are discussed here."
De León Rodríguez, A. Cytotechnology (2008) 56: 151. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10616-008-9144-1
Andrade-Zaldívar, H., Santos, L.