STING and Transplantation: Can targeting this pathway improve outcomes?

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Stimulator of Interferon Genes (STING) is an innate immune sensor of cytoplasmic dsDNA originating from microorganisms and host cells. STING plays an important role in the regulation of murine graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) and may be similarly activated during other transplantation modalities. In this review we discuss STING in allo-HSCT, and its prospective involvement in autologous HSCT (auto-HSCT) and solid organ transplantation (SOT), highlighting its unique role in nonhematopoietic, hematopoietic, and malignant cell types.

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Authors: Cameron S Bader, Lei Jin, Robert B Levy


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