Clinical Research

Powerful tools to study Tregs, cytokines, and markers of suppression.

Transplantation is a life-saving procedure for many pathological conditions. Control of the immune system is essential for the prevention of tissue graft rejection. Immune suppression can make patients more vulnerable to infection. In a bone marrow transplant, a new immune system is reconstituted. However, if the transplanted bone marrow is not matched, it can lead to the immune system attacking the host, or graft-versus-host disease (GVHD).

BD Biosciences has many tools to assist in transplantation research that include markers of stem cell differentiation such as CD34 and hematopoietic stem cell identification and isolation kits, as well as tools for the study of cellular immunity such as effector and regulatory T cell markers.


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