Evaluation of hematological reconstitution potential of autologous peripheral blood progenitor cells cryopreserved by a simple controlled-rate freezing method

Yoshinori Kudo, Masayoshi Minegishi, Tsuneo Itoh, Junko Miura, Naoko Saito, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Akira Suzuki, Ayuko Narita, Yuko Sato, Jun Ichi Kameoka, Masue Imaizumi, Makoto Sato, Yasuko Murakawa, Shigeru Tsuchiya

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Abstract

A novel and simple procedure for the controlled-rate cryopreservation of peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPCs) was introduced. A freezing bag housed in a protective aluminum canister was placed on top of a styrene foam box in the -85°C electric freezer. A second set of samples was kept in cryotubes placed in a double styrene foam box in the same electric freezer. Measurement of the freezing rate in the PB bags and cryotubes demonstrated that this simple method for PBPC cryopreservation provided optimal conditions for both large-scale and small-scale cryopreservation. Within several days after autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation, we thawed the cells in the small sample tubes and evaluated the cell viability, the cell recovery, and the recovery rates of hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs), such as CD34+ cells and colony-forming unit-granulocyte/macrophage (CFU-GM) colonies. The median duration of cryopreservation was 59 days (range, 14 - 365 days). According to our analysis, infusions of more than 2 × 106 CD34+ cells/kg body weight and 0.5 × 106 CFU-GM colonies/kg body weight after thawing had favorable influences on the neutrophil engraftment. We have therefore established a simple freezing method for cryopreservation of human PBPCs, which ensures the transplantability of hematopoietic progenitors even after thawing. In vitro HPC assay after thawing is important to evaluate the quality of cryopreservation procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-43
Number of pages7
JournalTohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Volume205
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan

Keywords

  • CD34 cell
  • CFU-GM colony
  • Cryopreservation
  • Peripheral blood progenitor cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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