Comparison of Unmobilized and Mobilized Graft Characteristics and the Implications of Cell Subsets on Autologous and Allogeneic Transplantation Outcomes
Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are considered the standard of care for many malignancies, including lymphoma, myeloma, and some leukemias. In many cases, mobilized peripheral blood has become the preferred source of hematopoietic stem cells. The efficacy of different mobilization regimens and transplantation outcomes based on cell doses has been well studied; however, the characteristics of the stem cell graft may be of equal importance with respect to
... ce with respect to patient outcomes following autologous or allogeneic HSCT. This review summarizes available preclinical and clinical data for bone marrow and mobilized peripheral blood HSCT characteristics, defined as the cell types found in the graft as well as their gene expression profiles. It also explores how graft characteristics can affect bone marrow homing, engraftment, immune reconstitution, and other posttransplantation outcomes in both the allogeneic and autologous HSCT settings.