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This is an open-label, single institution, phase II study in patients with epidermolysis bullosa (EB). The underlying hypothesis is that the infusion of bone marrow or umbilical cord blood from a healthy unaffected donor will correct the collagen, laminin, integrin, or plakin deficiency and reduce the skin fragility characteristic of severe forms of EB. A secondary hypothesis is that mesenchymal stem cells from a healthy donor will enhance the safety and efficacy of the allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant as well as serve as a source of renewable cells for the treatment of focal areas of residual blistering.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Busulfan, Cyclophosphamide, Fludarabine, Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, Cyclosporine A, Mycophenolate mofetil, Hematopoietic stem cell transplant, Mesenchymal stem cell transplant
University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center and Medical Center
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:13-0400
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Granulocyte colony stimulating factors prepared by recombinant DNA technology.
A glycoprotein of MW 25 kDa containing internal disulfide bonds. It induces the survival, proliferation, and differentiation of neutrophilic granulocyte precursor cells and functionally activates mature blood neutrophils. Among the family of colony-stimulating factors, G-CSF is the most potent inducer of terminal differentiation to granulocytes and macrophages of leukemic myeloid cell lines.
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