Clinical-scale isolation of 'minimally manipulated' cytomegalovirus-specific donor lymphocytes for the treatment of refractory cytomegalovirus disease.

Odendahl M, Grigoleit GU, Bönig H, Neuenhahn M, Albrecht J, Anderl F, Germeroth L, Schmitz M, Bornhäuser M, Einsele H, Seifried E, Busch DH, Tonn T
Cytotherapy 2014; 1692014Sep: 1245-56


Reactivation of cytomegalovirus (CMV) after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation remains a major cause of morbidity despite improved antiviral drug therapies. Selective restoration of CMV immunity by adoptive transfer of CMV-specific T cells is the only alternative approach that has been shown to be effective and non-toxic. We describe the results of clinical-scale isolations of CMV-specific donor lymphocytes with the use of a major histocompatibility (MHC) class I peptide streptamer-based isolation method that yields minimally manipulated cytotoxic T cells of high purity.

Zugehörigkeit: Institute for Transfusion Medicine, German Red Cross Blood Donation Service North-East, Dresden, Germany.

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