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Characteristic of Philadelphia (Ph)+ chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is the presence of the chimeric BCR/ABL (p210) protein possessing elevated protein tyrosine kinase activity relative to the normal c-abl tyrosine kinase. Our previous studies demonstrated subtle differences in the growth, phenotypic and morphologic characteristics of the most primitive(More)
Because of the probable causal relationship between constitutive p210(bcr/abl) protein tyrosine kinase activity and manifestations of chronic-phase chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML; myeloid expansion), a key goal is to identify relevant p210 substrates in primary chronic-phase CML hematopoietic progenitor cells. We describe here the purification and mass(More)
Characteristic of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is the presence of the chimeric p210(bcr-abl) protein possessing elevated protein tyrosine kinase activity relative to normal c-abl tyrosine kinase. Hematopoietic progenitors isolated from CML patients in the chronic phase contain a constitutively tyrosine-phosphorylated protein that migrates at 62 kDa by(More)
The early stage of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is caused by the tyrosine kinase Bcr-Abl. Imatinib mesylate (also known as STI-571 and Gleevec), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, has shown encouraging results in CML clinical trials and has become a paradigm for targeted cancer therapeutics. Recent reports of resistance to imatinib argue for further(More)
Dok-1 is an adaptor protein that is a substrate for Bcr-Abl and other tyrosine protein kinases. The presence of pleckstrin homology and phosphotyrosine binding domains as well as multiple tyrosine phosphorylation sites suggests that Dok-1 is involved in protein-protein and/or protein-lipid interactions. Here we show that stimulation of Mo7 hematopoietic(More)
The chronological history of the important discoveries leading to our present understanding of the essential clinical, biological, biochemical, and molecular features of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) are first reviewed, focusing in particular on abnormalities that are responsible for the massive myeloid expansion. CML is an excellent target for the(More)
Ph+ chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is associated with the reciprocal translocation between chromosomes 9 and 22 culminating in the production of the chimeric p210bcr/abl protein possessing elevated protein tyrosine kinase activity relative to the normal c-abl tyrosine kinase. Our recent studies have revealed subtle differences in the growth, phenotypic(More)
Lineage-negative (lin-) normal and chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) marrow blast populations were obtained by negative selection and subsequently separated on the basis of size by velocity sedimentation. The three subpopulations of lin- blasts obtained were enriched for F8 (the more primitive small blasts), F11 (blasts intermediate in size), and F13 (the(More)
c-kit ligand (KL) is a hematopoietic growth factor that plays a major role in the survival, expansion and differentiation of hematopoietic progenitor cells of various lineages. The biological actions elicited by KL are initiated by binding to its cognate receptor, c-kit, which is a transmembrane tyrosine kinase. The resulting ligand/receptor complex rapidly(More)
Disease progression in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is usually accompanied by chromosomal abnormalities such as an additional Ph chromosome, trisomies of chromosome 8 or 19, or i(17) in addition to the standard translocation t(9;22) (q34;q11). However, detailed studies of the various steps involved during this evolution are difficult to perform,(More)