hMSCs Show Potential in Treating Chronic Lung Infections

hMSCs Show Potential in Treating Chronic Lung Infections

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hMSCs Show Potential in Treating Chronic Lung Infections

Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) effectively treated infections caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria in cell-based tests and a mouse model of cystic fibrosis (CF), a study revealed.  Although this strategy may help treat those infections in people with CF and other lung conditions, the findings show the treatment’s effectiveness depends on the donor source of hMSCs. “Future studies are planned to evaluate unique hMSC fingerprints associated with antimicrobial potency,” the scientists wrote.  The study, “Donor‐defined mesenchymal…

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