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Mice with monoallelic inactivation of the CBP gene develop highly penetrant, multilineage defects in hematopoietic differentiation and, with advancing age, an increased incidence of hematologic malignancies. The latter are characterized, at least in some cases, by loss of heterozygosity (LOH) at the CBP locus. No such pathology was observed in wild-type or(More)
Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) is a broad developmental disease characterized by anemia, bone marrow (BM) erythroblastopenia, and an increased incidence of malignancy. Mutations in ribosomal protein gene S19 (RPS19) are found in approximately 25% of DBA patients; however, the role of RPS19 in the pathogenesis of DBA remains unknown. Using global gene(More)
Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA), an inherited bone marrow failure syndrome characterized by anemia that usually presents before the first birthday or in early childhood, is associated with birth defects and an increased risk of cancer. Although anemia is the most prominent feature of DBA, the disease is also characterized by growth retardation and congenital(More)
Human recombinant granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) was tested for its ability to induce colony formation in human bone marrow that had been enriched for progenitor cells. In addition to its expected granulocyte-monocyte colony-stimulating activity, the recombinant GM-CSF had burst-promoting activity for erythroid burst-forming units(More)
Interleukin-3 (IL-3) and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) receptors share a common beta chain (beta(c)), and both cytokines enhance erythropoietin (Epo)-dependent in vitro erythropoiesis by primary hematopoietic progenitors and factor-dependent cells. These data suggest that the Epo receptor and beta(c) may functionally interact. To(More)
Hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) self-renewal is a complicated process, and its regulatory mechanisms are poorly understood. Previous studies have identified tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha as a pleiotropic cytokine, which, among other actions, prevents various hematopoietic progenitor cells from proliferating and differentiating in vitro. However, its role(More)
To facilitate the direct study of progenitor cell biology, we have developed a simple and efficient procedure based upon negative selection by panning to purify large numbers of committed erythroid and myeloid progenitors from human fetal liver. The nonadherent, panned cells constitute a highly enriched population of progenitor cells, containing 30.4 +/-(More)
Phagocytes from X-linked chronic granulomatous disease (X-CGD) patients are deficient in their ability to generate superoxide because of a defective gene that encodes a heavy chain of cytochrome b, a critical component in the superoxide-generating pathway. Previously we have shown that a single in vivo treatment of selected X-CGD patients with(More)
Hematopoiesis and the function of mature blood cells are linked by the CSFs, a class of distinct glycoproteins that have considerable overlap in their actions, tissue sources, and production by cells in response to different inducing agents. These relationships are most evident when the system is stimulated in response to exogenous agents. Monocytes may lie(More)
We previously described a method for isolating murine hematopoietic stem cells capable of reconstituting lethally irradiated recipients, which depends solely on dual-wavelength flow cytometric analysis of murine bone marrow cells stained with the fluorescent DNA-binding dye Hoechst 33342. This method, which appears to rely on the differential ability of(More)