mRNA-engineered mesenchymal stem cells for targeted delivery of interleukin-10 to sites of inflammation
Blood. 2013 Oct 3;122(14):e23-32. doi: 10.1182/blood-2013-04-495119. Epub 2013 Aug 26.
Levy O, Zhao W, Mortensen LJ, Leblanc S, Tsang K, Fu M, Phillips JA, Sagar V, Anandakumaran P, Ngai J, Cui CH, Eimon P, Angel M, Lin CP, Yanik MF, Karp JM.
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are promising candidates for cell-based therapy to treat several diseases and are compelling to consider as vehicles for delivery of biological agents. However, MSCs appear to act through a seemingly limited "hit-and-run" mode to quickly exert their therapeutic impact, mediated by several mechanisms, including a potent immunomodulatory secretome. Furthermore, MSC immunomodulatory properties are highly variable and the secretome composition following infusion is uncertain. To determine whether a transiently controlled