Kfoury YS, Ji F, Jain E, Mazzola MC, Schiroli G, Papazian A, Mercier FE, Sykes DB, Kiem A, Randolph MA, Abdel-Wahab OI, Calvi LM, Sadreyev R, Scadden DT (2023) The bone marrow stroma in human myelodysplastic syndrome reveals alterations that regulate disease progression. Blood Adv bloodadvances.2022008268. doi: 10.1182/bloodadvances.2022008268 PMID: 37450380
Objective: Evaluate mesenchymal cell molecular features searching for modifications that could impact Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and offer potential therapeutics.
Summary: MDS is a heterogenous group of diseases affecting hematopoietic stem cells and are curable only by stem cell transplantation. Animal models of MDS indicate that changes in specific mesenchymal progenitor subsets in the BM can induce or select for abnormal hematopoietic cells. The authors identified that osteopontin (SPP1) is overexpressed in human bone marrow mesenchymal cells. SPP1 expression in comparable mesenchymal stromal cell populations plays protective roles in disease progression in an MDS mouse model.
Usage: Streptavidin-ZAP was combined with biotinylated CD117 (cKit) Ab in a 1:1 molar ratio. Mice were dosed with the conjugate at 3 mg/kg. The authors used the antibody-drug conjugate as a conditioning strategy that spares the non-hematopoietic microenvironment in the BM from genotoxic injury. This approach has been shown to deplete host hematopoietic stem cells with minimal toxicity effectively.
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