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01.12.2018 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Journal of Translational Medicine 1/2018

Myeloid-derived suppressor cells in transplantation: the dawn of cell therapy

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Weitao Zhang, Jiawei Li, Guisheng Qi, Guowei Tu, Cheng Yang, Ming Xu
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Weitao Zhang, Jiawei Li and Guisheng Qi contributed equally to this work


Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are a series of innate cells that play a significant role in inhibiting T cell-related responses. This heterogeneous population of immature cells is involved in tumor immunity. Recently, the function and importance of MDSCs in transplantation have garnered the attention of scientists and have become an important focus of transplantation immunology research because MDSCs play a key role in establishing immune tolerance in transplantation. In this review, we summarize recent studies of MDSCs in different types of transplantation. We also focus on the influence of immunosuppressive drugs on MDSCs as well as future obstacles and research directions in this field.
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