The mobilization of haematopoietic progenitor cells is a multifactorial process, still poorly understood at the molecular level. Mobilized haematopoietic progenitors, as defined by the expression of CD34 cell surface molecule, comprise heterogeneous subpopulations of cells committed to different haematopoietic lineages. Haematopoietic progenitors may be mobilized by chemotherapy alone, haematopoietic growth factors alone, or by chemotherapy plus haematopoietic growth factors. The choice of a mobilization regimen that allows an optimal yield of progenitors with a minimum number of leukaphereses should incorporate, in most patients, a disease-specific chemotherapeutic agent(s) plus a haematopoietic growth factor, to be continued until completion of harvest.
- CD34 cells
- Haematopoietic progenitor cells
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research