Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) are multipotent stromal cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types, including: osteoblasts (bone cells), chondrocytes (cartilage cells), myocytes (muscle cells) and adipocytes (fat cells). These cells have also shown to be able to influence the immune system by activation, suppression and modulation.
Experimental treatment in:
–Regenerative Medicine, restoring damaged tissue
–Immune activation, for cancer treatment
–Immune suppression, for treatment of graft-vs-host disease and transplant rejection
–Immune modulation, for treatment of autoimmune diseases