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Viability and engraftment of hematopoietic progenitor cells after long-term cryopreservation: effect of diagnosis and percentage dimethyl sulfoxide concentration.
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PMID:  20353307     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND AIMS: We carried out a retrospective analysis of viability by diagnosis and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) concentration in patients who had undergone autologous transplants using hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPC) after long-term storage (up to 17.8 years).
METHODS: Viability was tested using flow cytometry for HPC that were harvested and preserved using a controlled rate freezer and 5% or 10% DMSO with human serum albumin, then stored in liquid nitrogen. Data from 262 samples were analyzed (249 myeloma patients and 13 other diagnoses): 100 consecutively thawed samples with a storage time of <1 year (all 10% DMSO), 50 consecutive samples stored for 1-4.9 years (10% DMSO), 50 samples stored for 5-9 years (5% DMSO) and all samples stored and used for transplant after >9 years (60 samples, 5% DMSO; two samples, 10% DMSO).
RESULTS: No statistically significant difference in viability between the 5% DMSO and 10% DMSO groups was observed (P = 0.08), so the 1-4.9 years and 5-9 years were combined and the three groups (<1 year, 1-9 years and >9 years) were compared using an anova test. There was no difference in viability based on cryostorage period (P = 0.23) or between myeloma and other diagnoses (P = 0.45). No difference was seen in time to White blood cell (WBC) engraftment (P = 0.10) or to platelet engraftment between groups (P = 0.52).
CONCLUSIONS: These data suggest that long-term storage in 5% DMSO and human serum albumin is safe.
Muthu Veeraputhiran; John W Theus; Gina Pesek; Bart Barlogie; Michele Cottler-Fox
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cytotherapy     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1477-2566     ISO Abbreviation:  Cytotherapy     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100895309     Medline TA:  Cytotherapy     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  764-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, USA.
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