Abstract Title:

Comparison of immunomodulatory effects of placenta mesenchymal stem cells with bone marrow and adipose mesenchymal stem cells.

Abstract Source:

Int Immunopharmacol. 2012 Apr 6 ;13(2):219-224. Epub 2012 Apr 6. PMID: 22487126

Abstract Author(s):

Jung Min Lee, Jieun Jung, Hyun-Jung Lee, Su Jin Jeong, Kyung Jin Cho, Seong-Gyu Hwang, Gi Jin Kim

Article Affiliation:

Department of Internal Medicine, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, 351 Yatap-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam 463-712, Republic of Korea.


Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are powerful sources for cell therapy in regenerative medicine because they can be isolated from various tissues, expanded, and induced into multiple-lineages. Of note, their immunomodulatory effects maximize the therapeutic effects of stem cells engrafted on host, making them an especially attractive choice. Recently, several varieties of placenta-derived stem cells (PDSCs) including chorionic plate-derived MSCs (CP-MSCs) have been suggested as alternative sources of stem cells. However, comparative studies of immunomodulatory effects for CP-MSCs among various MSCs are largely lacking. We examined and compared immunomodulatory function of CP-MSCs with that of BM-MSCs and AD-MSCs using co-culture system with activated T-cells derived from human umbilical cord blood (UCB) exposed to anti-CD3 and anti-CD28 which are T-cell activating monoclonal antibodies. All MSCs expressed markers of stem cells and three germ layers by RT-PCR. These cells also exhibited comparable immunomodulatory effects when they were co-cultured with activated T-cells in dose-dependent manner. However, expression of HLA-ABC and HLA-G was highly positive in CP-MSCs compared to other MSCs, and higher levels of cytokines of IL-2, IL-4, IL-13, and GM-CSF were detected in dose-dependent manner in CP-MSCs. Taken together, the results of the present study suggest that while CP-MSCs, BM-MSCs, and AD-MSCs all have immunomodulatory effects, CP-MSCs may have additional advantage over the other MSCs in terms of immunomodulation. In conjunction with other previous studies, CP-MSCs are suggested to be a useful stem cell source in cell therapy.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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