Cindy L Miller

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Varying, limiting numbers of unseparated or purified cells (Ly-5.1), either from 14.5-day-old fetal liver (FL) or from adult bone marrow (BM) were coinjected with 10(5) unseparated BM cells (Ly-5.2) into lethally irradiated adult C57B1/6 recipients (Ly-5.2). The kinetics of donor cell repopulation of the lymphoid and myeloid compartments by Ly-5.1+ donor(More)
The combined use of rigorous assays for quantitating transplantable stem cell numbers and precise cell labeling and tracking procedures have provided definitive evidence that stem cell self-renewal divisions can occur in vitro in the absence of stromal feeder layers. These findings set the stage for defining conditions that may alter the ability of these(More)
Elucidation of mechanisms that regulate hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal and differentiation would be facilitated by the identification of defined culture conditions that allow these cells to be amplified. We now demonstrate a significant net increase (3-fold, P < 0.001) in vitro of cells that are individually able to permanently and competitively(More)
Recent studies have identified thrombopoietin (TPO), flt-3 ligand (FL), Steel factor (SF), and interleukin-11 (IL-11) as cytokines able to stimulate amplification of the most primitive murine hematopoietic cells in vitro. However, dose-response and interaction parameters that predict how to optimize mixtures of these cytokines have not been previously(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated hematopoietic stem cell amplification in vitro after the activation of three cell-surface receptors: flt3/flk2, c-kit, and gp130. We now show flt3-ligand and Steel factor alone will stimulate >85% of c-kit(+)Sca-1(+)lin(-) adult mouse bone marrow cells to proliferate in single-cell serum-free cultures, but concomitant(More)
Hematopoietic stem cells present in small numbers in certain fetal organs during development and in adult bone marrow produce a heterogeneous pool of progenitors that can be detected in vitro using colony-forming cell (CFC) assays. Hematopoietic progenitor cells, when cultured in a semisolid methylcellulose-based medium that is supplemented with suitable(More)
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) present in small numbers in adult bone marrow (BM), peripheral blood (PB) and umbilical cord blood (CB) produce a heterogeneous pool of progenitors that can be detected in vitro using colony forming cell (CFC) assays. Hematopoietic progenitor cells proliferate and differentiate to produce colonies of maturing cells when(More)
OBJECTIVE Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) occurs in up to 25% of very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm neonates. Previous studies found that indomethacin administered in the first 6 h of life reduces the incidence of severe IVH in VLBW neonates and decreases cerebral blood flow, suggesting a decrease in cerebral oxygen delivery. Using near-infrared(More)
Low Mr dextran has been utilized as a prophylactic therapy in treatment of coagulopathy. There is evidence that monocyte dysfunctions are important contributors to hypercoagulability episodes, as well as to immunoincompetence post-trauma. Dextran is a known monocyte modulator. Consequently, we evaluated the efficacy of dextran infusion in moderating immune(More)
Thromboembolic complications are often a common pathological consequence of severe soft tissue trauma. Recent demonstration that monocytes (M0) produce tissue factor (TF) has led to the suggestion that these TF producing M0 might play a role in coagulopathy. We have previously demonstrated that trauma patients with splenectomy develop aberrant monocyte(More)