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The differentiation of precursor cells into neurons or astrocytes in the developing brain has been thought to be regulated in part by growth factors. We show here that neural precursors isolated from the developing forebrain of mice that are deficient in the gene for the low-affinity leukemia inhibitory factor receptor (LIFR-/-) fail to generate astrocytes(More)
Comparison of NH2-terminal protein sequence from the rat OX-44 antigen with the sequence of the human CD37 antigen deduced from a cDNA clone shows that these antigens are species homologues. The CD37 sequence is 244 amino acids in length and lacks a conventional leader sequence. The molecule is likely to have an NH2-terminal cytoplasmic domain followed by(More)
T cell differentiation in the thymus is dependent upon signals from thymic stromal cells. Most studies into the nature of these signals have focused only on the support provided by the thymic epithelium, but there is an emerging view that other stromal cells such as mesenchymal fibroblasts may also be involved. Study of the latter has been hindered by a(More)
The seeding and colonization of the thymus by bone marrow stem cells and the maturation of these cells into mature T lymphocytes are dependent on cell-surface recognition events between different cell lineages within the thymic microenvironment. Positive and negative selection processes within the thymus produce a peripheral T-cell repertoire capable of(More)
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