ApoGraft for the Prevention of Acute Graft Versus Host Disease in Haploidentical Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients

2019-07-09 08:12:42 | BioPortfolio


Finding a donor remains a challenge for patients in need of an urgent hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The ability to obtain half matched stem cells from any family member represents a significant breakthrough in the field. Haploidentical haplo-HSCT is characterized by the nearly uniform and immediate availability of a donor and the availability of the donor for post-transplant cellular immunotherapy. However, haplo-HSCT has a high risk of Graft versus Host Disease (GvHD) and poor immune reconstitution when GvHD is prevented by all existing methods of vigorous ex vivo or in vivo T-cell depletion. Different treatment approaches are currently being explored to mitigate complications such as graft rejection, severe GvHD, and prolonged immune suppression. Novel experimental utilization of T regulatory cells, alloreactive natural killer (NK) cells, and other T cell subsets hold great promise. Cellect Biotherapeutics' platform technology, ApoGraft, is based on the findings that GvHD can be prevented by Fas receptor mediated selective depletion of T cell subsets, ex vivo. The investigators hypothesize that the use of ApoGrafts for haplo-HSCT will be safe, and reduce rates of GVHD without affecting Graft-versus-Leukemia (GvL).

Study Design


Acute Graft Versus Host Disease




Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis
United States


Not yet recruiting


Washington University School of Medicine

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-07-09T08:12:42-0400

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An immunological attack mounted by a graft against the host because of tissue incompatibility when immunologically competent cells are transplanted to an immunologically incompetent host; the resulting clinical picture is that of GRAFT VS HOST DISEASE.

The clinical entity characterized by anorexia, diarrhea, loss of hair, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, growth retardation, and eventual death brought about by the GRAFT VS HOST REACTION.

The immune responses of a host to a graft. A specific response is GRAFT REJECTION.

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