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Effects of mesenchymal stem cells on tumor and prospects of oncotherapy

GAO Wei-yue, QIN Zi-shun, YIN Li-hua, WANG Jia-kui, LIU Qi, YU Zhan-hai   

  1. School of Stomatology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
  • Online:2014-03-28 Published:2014-04-02
  • Supported by:

    Young Scientists Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China, 81102712


Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play an important role in tumorigenesis, but there are some disputes about their effects on the tumor growth. Different studies found that MSCs could promote or suppress the tumor growth. MSCs had the potential to be used for oncotherapy because of its tropism of tumor and low immunogenicity.

Key words: mesenchymal stem cells, tumor, oncotherapy, carrier