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Cytokinins are involved in many aspects of plant growth and development, and physiological evidence also indicates that they have a role in floral transition. In order to integrate these phytohormones into the current knowledge of genetically defined molecular pathways to flowering, we performed exogenous treatments of adult wild type and mutant Arabidopsis(More)
Identification of a thymus-seeding progenitor originating from human bone marrow (BM) constitutes a key milestone in understanding the mechanisms of T cell development and provides new potential for correcting T cell deficiencies. We report the characterization of a novel lymphoid-restricted subset, which is part of the lineage-negative CD34(+)CD10(+)(More)
We have isolated c-Kit(+)Lin(-) cells from both human and murine amniotic fluid (AF) and investigated their hematopoietic potential. In vitro, the c-Kit(+)Lin(-) population in both species displayed a multilineage hematopoietic potential, as demonstrated by the generation of erythroid, myeloid, and lymphoid cells. In vivo, cells belonging to all 3(More)
Recent studies have shown that transfusions of HLA-compatible donor lymphocytes may induce complete remission in marrow-grafted patients with relapses of acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML). We investigated the in vitro generation of antileukemia T-cell clones obtained from the peripheral blood mononuclear cells of a partially HLA-compatible donor (HLA-A2 and(More)
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) caused by mutation of the recombination-activating gene 1 (RAG1) or Artemis gene lead to the absence of B- and T-cell differentiation. The only curative treatment is allogeneic bone marrow (BM) transplantation, which displays a high survival rate when an HLA compatible donor is available but has a poorer prognosis(More)
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and adenovirus cause significant morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised hosts undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation. We have previously established a procedure for the generation of polyclonal CTL with specificity against adenovirus and HCMV using a recombinant adenovirus encoding the HCMV pp65 protein (RAdpp65).(More)
An important proof of principle has been achieved with the development of an in vitro T-cell differentiation assay based on the coculture of hematopoietic progenitors with the OP9-Delta1 stromal cell line. The original murine T cell differentiation assay has since been adapted for human T-cell differentiation, however with lower efficiency. The choice of(More)
Considerable progress has been recently accomplished in the management of patients who have undergone haplo-incompatible haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in terms of intake and prevention of graft-versus-host disease. Nevertheless haplo-incompatible HSCT is a procedure limited to a small number of patients because of the long-lasting(More)
Molecular genetic analyses in Arabidopsis disclosed a genetic pathway whereby flowering is induced by the photoperiod. This cascade is examined here within the time course of floral transition in the long-day (LD) plant Sinapis alba induced by a single photoperiodic cycle. In addition to previously available sequences, the cloning of CONSTANS (SaCO) and(More)
The delayed reconstitution of the T-lymphoid compartment represents a major clinical challenge after HLA-mismatched hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The generation of new T lymphocytes deriving from transplanted hematopoietic stem cells requires several months, a period associated with an increased risk of opportunistic infections and relapses.(More)
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