Cesar Daniel

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The in vitro methods used to study haemopoiesis fall into two distinct categories. Short-term colony forming assays have identified a number of potent soluble factors capable of maintaining survival, proliferation and differentiation of haemopoietic cells but not their self-renewal. In contrast, in long-term bone marrow culture, extensive self-renewal(More)
Stromal cells of the bone marrow can provide the growth-promoting and differentiation-inducing molecules which are necessary for haemopoiesis. While the nature of these stimuli is largely unknown, the development of haemopoietic cells in association with stromal cells requires intimate cell contact. Molecules of the extracellular matrix, such as heparan(More)
Mature blood cells of all lineages are derived from a single class of cell, the haemopoietic stem cell. Stem cells are pluripotent and capable of almost limitless self-renewal. In the bone marrow they form part of a hierarchy that includes progenitor cells, which are more restricted in the lineages their progeny can adopt, and precursor cells, which are(More)
Factor-independent mutants of hematopoietic cells, especially of multipotent cells, are valuable tools to identify genes that regulate stem cell proliferation and differentiation and thus may be important in leukemogenesis. Factor-independent mutants from both myeloid precursor and hematopoietic stem cell lines were isolated. The frequency of such mutants(More)
The spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) is a newly introduced pest of soft fruits, stone fruits and grapes in Europe. Various trap types are used for monitoring and mass trapping of this pest. In Switzerland, " Gasser-Becherfalle " with a white lid and a liquid wine-vinegar based attractant is the most widely used trap type for both purposes. In(More)
We examined the response of bacteria and proto-and metazooplankton to photomodified dissolved organic matter (DOM). Sterile filtered water from a eutrophic and a humic lake, that was either exposed to artificial ultraviolet (UV) radiation or kept dark, was added to semicontinuous laboratory microcosms that lasted for 7 weeks. Bacterial production responded(More)
Mono-ADP ribosylation is a post-transcriptional modification of proteins which can alter their biological properties. Particular substrates for this reaction are the GTP-binding proteins involved in the adenylate cyclase and phospholipase C second messenger pathways. Consequently, mono-ADP ribosylation may be an important element in intracellular signaling.(More)
Cells of the human promyelocytic leukaemia line HL-60 may be induced to differentiate along the monocytic lineage by the seco-steroid hormone 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. We used fluorescence-activated cell sorting to show that, in addition to inducing differentiation, the hormone caused HL-60 cells to accumulate in G1/G0 phases of the cell cycle. We also(More)
There is widespread interest in obtaining genetic samples from human populations worldwide for various studies of human genetic diversity. Many samples exist today only in the form of small, rare, irreplaceable, or archival samples, such as material from ancient bone, hair bulbs, or remnants of samples collected in the field decades ago for the purpose of(More)