Three different methods for determination of CD34+ cells in G-CSF-mobilized peripheral blood were compared. The methods were: the Milan/Mulhouse protocol, the ISHAGE guidelines for CD34+ cells enumeration and our own protocol. The procedure we have adopted is essentially a Milan/Mulhouse protocol-derived methodology combined with a multiparametric approach using the PAINT-A-GATE software analysis program. The samples were collected from 70 patients affected by acute leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, myeloma and breast cancer who were scheduled to receive autologous PBSC transplantation. PBSC collection was performed following mobilization with subcutaneous G-CSF at 5-10 microg/kg/day. A minimum target of 2 x 10(6)/kg CD34+ cells was considered an acceptable harvest to ensure a safe transplant. On average, three aphereses per patient were performed and a total of 204 apheresis samples were analyzed. Regression analysis of the percentage and absolute number of CD34+ cells, as calculated with each method, achieved an excellent correlation in spite of methodological differences. In fact, both CD34+dim and CD34+CD45- events were included in our gating strategy. In the setting of a triple staining associating CD34, CD38 and CD45, we identified a variable fraction of CD34+CD38+CD45- cells which would be otherwise undetected due to its CD45 negativity. To this end, we used a new technology referred to as laser-scanning cytometry (LSC) which allowed the isolation and morphological identification of CD34+CD45- cells. By comparing CD34+CD45+ and CD34+CD45- cells, we found that they share a common morphology, thus confirming the hypothesis that the latter are to be considered for CD34+ cell calculation. The median number of CD34+ cells/kg, as calculated by the three methods, was: 4.79 x 10(6)/kg (range 1-570) for the Milan/Mulhouse protocol, 3.9 x 10(6)/kg (range 0.8-498) for the ISHAGE one, and 5.17 x 10(6)/kg (range 2-599) for our protocol. The median time to ANC and PLT engraftment was 11 (range 9-24) and 20 (range 10-70) days, respectively. Our protocol achieved the best correlation between CD34+ cells/kg and time to ANC/PLT recovery according to the Spearman's rank test (r = -40 and P < 0. 015 for ANC, r= -46 and P = 0.005 for PLT). We conclude that (1) CD45 does not appear the ideal partner of HPCA-2 for determination of hematopoietic progenitors in mobilized peripheral blood; and (2) for clinical application, a single staining with 8G12 appears simple, reliable and feasible when rigorous procedures for sample preparation and acquisition are followed and an adequate software for multiparametric analysis is available.
Venditti, A., Battaglia, A., Del Poeta, G., Buccisano, F., Maurillo, L., Tamburini, A., et al. (1999). Enumeration of CD34+ hematopoietic progenitor cells for clinical transplantation: comparison of three different methods. BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION, 24(9), 1019-27 [10.1038/sj.bmt.1702013].
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Venditti, A., Battaglia, A., Del Poeta, G., Buccisano, F., Maurillo, L., Tamburini, A., et al. (1999). Enumeration of CD34+ hematopoietic progenitor cells for clinical transplantation: comparison of three different methods. BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION, 24(9), 1019-27 [10.1038/sj.bmt.1702013].|
|IF:||Con Impact Factor ISI|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/05 - Patologia Clinica|
|Revisione (peer review):||Sì, ma tipo non specificato|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.bmt.1702013|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-1999|
|Titolo:||Enumeration of CD34+ hematopoietic progenitor cells for clinical transplantation: comparison of three different methods|
|Autori:||Venditti, A; Battaglia, A; Del Poeta, G; Buccisano, F; Maurillo, L; Tamburini, A; Del Moro, B; Epiceno, AM; Martiradonna, M; Caravita, T; Santinelli, S; Adorno, G; Picardi, A; Zinno, F; Lanti, A; Bruno, A; Suppo, G; Franchi, A; Franconi, G; Amadori, S|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|