Recent advances in mesenchymal stem/stromal cell (MSC) research have led us to con-sider the feasibility of MSC-based therapy for various diseases. Human dental pulp-derived MSCs (hDPSCs) have been identified in the dental pulp tissue of deciduous and permanent teeth, and they exhibit properties with self-renewal and in vitro multipotency. Interestingly, hDPSCs exhibit superior immunosuppressive functions toward immune cells, especially T lymphocytes, both in vitro and in vivo. Recently, hDPSCs have been shown to have potent immunomodulatory functions in treating systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the SLE MRL/lpr mouse model. However, the mechanisms underlying the immunosuppressive efficacy of hDPSCs remain unknown. This review aims to introduce a new target of hDPSC-based therapy on the recipient niche function in SLE.
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- コンピュータ サイエンスの応用