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CD34+ preparations from five different umbilical cord samples were compared with respect to their proteome profile using 2-D gel electrophoresis. Fifty-two protein spots were found to match in all preparations referring to the high heterogeneity of such samples indicating a not fully developed (or instable) proteome of stem cells. All matching spots were(More)
Stem cells represent a promising tool for the treatment of various hematopoietic diseases. In order to identify stem cell-specific proteins, the proteome of human stem cells from umbilical cord blood was explored for the first time. For this purpose, the crude lysate of 4 x 10(5) CD34+ cells was subjected to in solution trypsin digestion. The resulting(More)
Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) with the capacity to differentiate into osteoblasts provide potential for the development of novel treatment strategies, such as improved healing of large bone defects. However, their low frequency in bone marrow necessitate ex vivo expansion for further clinical application. In this study we asked if MSC are developing in(More)
The gene (ERG1) encoding squalene epoxidase (ERG) from Saccharomyces cerevisiae was cloned. It was isolated from a gene library, prepared from an allylamine-resistant (AlR) S. cerevisiae mutant, by screening transformants in a sensitive strain for AlR colonies. The ERG tested in a cell-free extract from one of these transformants proved to be resistant to(More)
Based on sequence homology to mammalian acid lipases, yeast reading frame YKL140w was predicted to encode a triacylglycerol (TAG) lipase in yeast and was hence named as TGL1, triglyceride lipase 1. A deletion of TGL1, however, resulted in an increase of the cellular steryl ester content. Fluorescently labeled lipid analogs that become covalently linked to(More)
BACKGROUND Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is a source of human hematopoietic precursor cells (HPCs), a stem cell (SC) type that has been used in several trials for myocardial repair. A certain minimal number of cells is required for measurable regeneration and a major challenge of SC-based regenerative therapy constitutes ex-vivo expansion of the primitive cell(More)
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