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Title: MHC matching improves engraftment of iPSC-derived neurons in non-human primates
Authors: Morizane, Asuka  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Kikuchi, Tetsuhiro  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Hayashi, Takuya
Mizuma, Hiroshi
Takara, Sayuki
Doi, Hisashi
Mawatari, Aya
Glasser, Matthew F.
Shiina, Takashi
Ishigaki, Hirohito
Itoh, Yasushi
Okita, Keisuke  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Yamasaki, Emi
Doi, Daisuke  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Onoe, Hirotaka
Ogasawara, Kazumasa
Yamanaka, Shinya  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Takahashi, Jun  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Author's alias: 森實, 飛鳥
菊地, 哲広
沖田, 圭介
山嵜, 絵海
土井, 大輔
尾上, 浩隆
山中, 伸弥
髙橋, 淳
Keywords: Allotransplantation
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Regeneration and repair in the nervous system
Stem-cell research
Issue Date: 30-Aug-2017
Publisher: Springer Nature
Journal title: Nature Communications
Volume: 8
Thesis number: 385
Abstract: The banking of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-homozygous-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) is considered a future clinical strategy for HLA-matched cell transplantation to reduce immunological graft rejection. Here we show the efficacy of major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-matched allogeneic neural cell grafting in the brain, which is considered a less immune-responsive tissue, using iPSCs derived from an MHC homozygous cynomolgus macaque. Positron emission tomography imaging reveals neuroinflammation associated with an immune response against MHC-mismatched grafted cells. Immunohistological analyses reveal that MHC-matching reduces the immune response by suppressing the accumulation of microglia (Iba-1+) and lymphocytes (CD45+) into the grafts. Consequently, MHC-matching increases the survival of grafted dopamine neurons (tyrosine hydroxylase: TH+). The effect of an immunosuppressant, Tacrolimus, is also confirmed in the same experimental setting. Our results demonstrate the rationale for MHC-matching in neural cell grafting to the brain and its feasibility in a clinical setting.
Description: iPS細胞由来神経細胞の他家移植におけるMHC適合の有用性. 京都大学プレスリリース. 2017-09-04.
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DOI(Published Version): 10.1038/s41467-017-00926-5
PubMed ID: 28855509
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