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Protecting the Gut Could be Key in Preventing Graft-Versus-Host Disease

News   Apr 25, 2017 | Original story from Technical University of Munich

 
Protecting the Gut Could be Key in Preventing Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Cross-section of mouse intestines: OLFM4-stem cells (red) are crucial for the regeneration of the epithel. During the treatment leading up to an allo-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, they are often destroyed, which makes the body vulnerable for a graft-versus-host reaction. Credit: Poeck/TUM

 
 
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