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Stromal cell-induced immune regulation in a transplantable lymphoid-like cell constructs

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Stromal cell-induced immune regulation in a transplantable lymphoid-like cell constructs
Abstract

Engineering of cell-based constructs for treating a variety of immune-related diseases by local transplantation of the cells in a pre-designed matrix is an emerging therapeutic approach, which can potentially reduce the side effects associated with systemic cell injection. Stromal cells have been shown to exert immunosuppressive properties and thus can be exploited for autoimmune regulation and cell transplantation. Here, we demonstrate the fabrication of a stromal cell-based construct, which serves as a lymphoid-like organ with immune regulatory characteristics. In the proposed system, stromal cells are co-seeded with dendritic cells (DC) in a macro-porous alginate scaffold containing the encephalitogenic myelin-derived peptide, proteolipid protein (PLP). We demonstrate that the presence of stromal cells attenuates DC maturation upon lipopolysaccharide stimulus. In vitro, we show that while the migration of pathogenic PLP-specific T cells to construct cultivated with or without stromal cells does not differ, their activation and proliferation are significantly suppressed in the presence of stromal cells. Upon in vivo transplantation, under the kidney capsule of mice, the pathogenic activation and proliferation of T cells which were drawn into the construct were suppressed in the co-seeded constructs. This system thus serves as a lymphoid-like organ with regulatory characteristics, which can be applied for local tolerance induction, for application in cell transplantations as well as autoimmune diseases.

Keywords
Stromal cells; Dendritic cells; Alginate scaffold; Immune regulation
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 31, Issue 35, December 2010, Pages 9273–9284
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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