Christina Schreck

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Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are a rare population of somatic stem cells that have the ability to regenerate the entire mature blood system in a hierarchical way for the duration of an adult life. Adult HSCs reside in the bone marrow niche. Different niche cell types and molecules regulate the balance of HSC dormancy and activation as well as HSC(More)
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are preserved in co-cultures with UG26-1B6 stromal cells or their conditioned medium. We performed a genome-wide study of gene expression changes of UG26-1B6 stromal cells in contact with Lineage⁻ SCA-1⁺ KIT⁺ (LSK) cells. This analysis identified connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) to be upregulated in response to LSK(More)
Sfrp2 is overexpressed in stromal cells which maintain hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) during in vitro culture. We here showed, that coculture of hematopoetic cells with stromal cells with reduced expression of Sfrp2 increases the number lineage-negative Kit(+) Sca-1(+) (LSK) and progenitor cells in vitro. The LSK cells from these cocultures showed(More)
Here, we show that the Wnt5a-haploinsufficient niche regenerates dysfunctional HSCs, which do not successfully engraft in secondary recipients. RNA sequencing of the regenerated donor Lin- SCA-1+ KIT+ (LSK) cells shows dysregulated expression of ZEB1-associated genes involved in the small GTPase-dependent actin polymerization pathway. Misexpression of(More)
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