Agnieszka M. Lichanska

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During mouse embryogenesis, macrophage-like cells arise first in the yolk sac and are produced subsequently in the liver. The onset of liver hematopoiesis is associated with the transition from primitive to definitive erythrocyte production. This report addresses the hypothesis that a similar transition in phenotype occurs in myelopoiesis. We have used(More)
The growth hormone receptor (GHR) is a critical regulator of postnatal growth and metabolism. However, the GHR signaling domains and pathways that regulate these processes in vivo are not defined. We report the first knock-in mouse models with deletions of specific domains of the receptor that are required for its in vivo actions. Mice expressing(More)
Understanding the molecular basis for the many actions of growth hormone (GH) has been challenging because many of these actions are only evident in vivo. Recently, STAT5b has emerged as a key GH signaling intermediate in the regulation of postnatal growth, adiposity and sexual dimorphism of hepatic gene expression. This realization is based on targeted(More)
The spectrum of protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) expressed in bone marrow-derived murine macrophages (BMMs) was examined using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. Ten different PTP cDNAs were isolated and in this study we focus on mDEP-1, a type III receptor PTP. Three mDEP-1 transcripts were expressed in primary macrophages and macrophage(More)
Bacteria phenotypically resembling members of the phylogenetically distinct planctomycete group of the domain Bacteria were isolated from postlarvae of the giant tiger prawn, Penaeus monodon. A selective medium designed in the light of planctomycete antibiotic resistance characteristics was used for this isolation. Planctomycetes were isolated from both(More)
S100A8 (also known as CP10 or MRP8) was the first member of the S100 family of calcium-binding proteins shown to be chemotactic for myeloid cells. The gene is expressed together with its dimerization partner S100A9 during myelopoiesis in the fetal liver and in adult bone marrow as well as in mature granulocytes. In this paper we show that S100A8 mRNA is(More)
To review the data on the origins, phenotype, and function of embryonic phagocytes that has accumulated over past decade. Most of the relevant articles were selected based on the PubMed database entries. In additional, the Interactive Fly database (, FlyBase (, and TBase(More)
For more than four decades the cause of most type A influenza virus infections of humans has been attributed to only two viral subtypes, A/H1N1 or A/H3N2. In contrast, avian and other vertebrate species are a reservoir of type A influenza virus genome diversity, hosting strains representing at least 120 of 144 combinations of 16 viral hemagglutinin and 9(More)
The murine homologue of the TFEC was cloned as part of an analysis of the expression of the microphthalmia-TFE (MiT) subfamily of transcription factors in macrophages. TFEC, which most likely acts as a transcriptional repressor in heterodimers with other MiT family members, was identified in cells of the mononuclear phagocyte lineage, coexpressed with all(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Platelet-rich plasma is used to deliver growth factors, in a safe and convenient manner, for enhancing bone and periodontal regeneration. However, conflicting reports regarding its effectiveness suggest that further study of the relevant cellular mechanisms is required. The aim of this study was to investigate the in vitro effect of(More)