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Background aims Polarized mature dendritic cells (DC) can activate cytolytic T-lymphocyte (CTL) responses and may be a more effective clinical strategy in DC-based cancer vaccines. A subset of mature DC can down-regulate the T-cell immune response through expression of indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase...
Background aims Umbilical cord blood (UCB) cells are an attractive choice in cytotherapy and represent an alternative to hepatocytes. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using the technique of micro-encapsulation to study the differentiation and function of UCB cells in an...