Interaction of Embryonic Stem Cells with the Immune System

  • Cody A. Koch
  • Jeffrey L. Platt
Part of the Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine book series (STEMCELL)


Embryonic stem (ES) cells interact with the immune system in unique ways. Immune interactions of ES cells and tumor formation appear to be reciprocal functions—the less immunity ES cells provoke, the greater the risk of tumor formation. Knowledge of the interaction of ES cells and their derivatives with the immune system and their relationship to tumor formation is critical to their potential therapeutic applications to regenerative medicine.


Major Histocompatibility Complex Embryonic Stem Cell Major Histocompatibility Complex Class Pluripotent Stem Cell Leukemia Inhibitory Factor 
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Supplemented by grants from the NIH: HL52297.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck SurgeryMayo Clinic College of MedicineRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Surgery and of Microbiology and ImmunologyUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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