Adult Stem Cells From Bone Marrow Made To Kill Metastatic Lung Cancer Cells In Mice

Friday, May 22, 2009 - 08:28 in Biology & Nature

Researchers have demonstrated the ability of adult stem cells from bone marrow (mesenchymal stem cells, or MSCs) to deliver a cancer-killing protein to tumors. The genetically engineered stem cells are able to home to the cancer cells, both in culture and in mouse models, and deliver TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand, destroying the tumor cells while sparing normal cells.

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