Barbara Varnum-Finney

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We examined the expression of two members of the Notch family, Notch-1 and Notch-2, and one Notch ligand, Jagged-1, in hematopoietic cells. Both Notch-1 and Notch-2 were detected in murine marrow precursors (Lin-Sca-1+c-kit+). The Notch ligand, Jagged-1, was not detected in whole marrow or in precursors. However, Jagged-1 was seen in cultured primary murine(More)
This paper identifies a neuronal receptor for tenascin-C (tenascin/cytotactin), an extracellular matrix protein that has previously been detected in developing sensory and motor neuron pathways and has been shown to regulate cell migration in the developing CNS. Antibodies specific for each subunit of the integrin alpha 8 beta 1 are used to demonstrate that(More)
Although significant advances have been made over the last decade with respect to our understanding of stem cell biology, progress has been limited in the development of successful techniques for clinically significant ex vivo expansion of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. We here describe the effect of Notch ligand density on induction of Notch(More)
Notch signaling has been shown to play a key role in cell fate decisions in numerous developmental systems. Using a reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay, we reported the expression of human Notch-1 in CD34+ progenitors. In this study, we evaluated the expression of human Notch-1 and Notch-2 protein by hematopoietic cells. In(More)
HSCs either self-renew or differentiate to give rise to multipotent cells whose progeny provide blood cell precursors. However, surprisingly little is known about the factors that regulate this choice of self-renewal versus differentiation. One candidate is the Notch signaling pathway, with ex vivo studies suggesting that Notch regulates HSC(More)
We have studied the role of vinculin in regulating integrin-dependent neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells, a neuronal cell line. Vinculin is a cytoskeletal protein believed to mediate interactions between integrins and the actin cytoskeleton. In differentiated PC12 cells, the cell body, the neurite, and the growth cone contain vinculin. Within the growth cone,(More)
Notch signaling regulates multiple cell fate decisions by hematopoietic precursors. To address whether different amounts of Notch ligand influence lineage choices, we cultured murine bone marrow lin(-)Sca-1(+)c-kit+ cells with increasing densities of immobilized Delta1(ext-IgG) consisting of the extracellular domain of Delta1 fused to the Fc domain of human(More)
Notch signaling establishes boundaries in the thymus by inducing T-cell commitment and inhibiting a B-cell choice. Here, we show a significant 1.6-fold increased generation of B-cell precursors in thymuses from mice deficient for Notch target Hes5 compared with wild-type littermates. We further show that culture of bone marrow-derived progenitors with(More)
This paper identifies a neuronal receptor for tenas-cin-C (tenascin/cytotactin), ~n extracellular matrix protein that has previously been detected in developing sensory and motor neuron pathways and has been shown to regulate cell migration in the developing CNS. Antibodies specific for each subunit of the integrin ~ are used to demonstrate that o~ mediates(More)
This paper identifies a neuronal receptor for tenas-cin-C (tenascin/cytotactin), ~n extracellular matrix protein that has previously been detected in developing sensory and motor neuron pathways and has been shown to regulate cell migration in the developing CNS. Antibodies specific for each subunit of the integrin ~ are used to demonstrate that o~ mediates(More)