Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor-induced mobilization of peripheral blood stem cells for autologous and allogeneic transplantation

Mine Harada, Takanori Teshima, Tomoaki Fujisaki, Shin Ichi Mizuno, Toshihiro Miyamoto, Yasushi Takamatsu, Akira Kubota, Yuju Ohno, Mika Kuroiwa, Katsuto Takenaka, Tetsuya Eto, Koichi Akashi, Hisashi Gondo, Takashi Okamura, Shoichi Inaba, Yoshiyuki Niho

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Peripheral blood stem and progenitor cells (PBSC and PBPC), which circulate at very low levels during steady-state hematopoiesis, show a transient but marked increase during hematologic recovery from marrow-suppressive chemotherapy. To ensure rapid and sustained hematologic engraftment after autologous PBSC transplantation, sufficient PBSC or PBPC must be infused. To confirm the utility of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in chemotherapy-induced PBSC mobilization, we investigated the effect of G-CSF on PBSC mobilization in leukemia and lymphoma patients. The study design was such that PBSC mobilization with and without G-CSF was assessed in the same patients. The results indicate that PBSC mobilization can be enhanced significantly when G-CSF is given during the recovery phase postchemotherapy. Interestingly, progenitor cells of different lineages could be mobilized by G-CSF We subsequently investigated the effect of increasing G-CSF dose on PBSC mobilization during steady-state hematopoiesis in healthy adult donors. The results indicate that not only committed but also primitive progenitor cells are mobilized into the circulation in a dose- and time-dependent manner when G-CSF at 5, 10, or 15 μg/kg was given on each of 5 days and leukapheresis was performed on day 6. From our data we estimate that sufficient PBSC for engraftment after allogeneic PBSC transplantation can be collected on day 5 of administration of G-CSF at 10 μg/kg and by 10-l leukapheresis on days 5 and 6. Furthermore, we found that some G-CSF-mobilized PBSC retained their self-renewal capability. These observations suggest that hematopoietic stem cells for allogeneic PBSC transplantation can be mobilized by short-term administration of relatively high-dose G-CSF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S115-S119
JournalCancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, Supplement
Publication statusPublished - Aug 23 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Pharmacology
  • Cancer Research


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