InSTEM: expanding adult or cancer stem cells
The present invention relates to the expansion of adult non-embryonic stem cells, cancer stem cells and/or inhibition of stem cell differentiation by inhibition of the calcineurin/NFAT pathway.
The present invention relates to a method for maintaining stem cells in culture in vitro or expanding stem cells in vivo by maintaining them for about one month in a stem cell state and/or preventing their senescence and/or differentiation. The method comprises providing a target stem cell with a molecule capable of chronically inhibiting the interaction of calcineurin (CN) with a substrate containing the PxIxIT motif. Target TRL: 4
- Tumor Immuniotherapy;
- Regenerative Medicine.
- In tumor immunotherapy, the possibility of killing tumor stem cells;
- For regenerative medicine, possibility to expand in vitro or in vivo stem cells.