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The Ets family of transcription factors have been suggested to function as key regulators of hematopoeisis. Here we describe aberrant hematopoeisis and hemorrhaging in mouse embryos homozygous for a targeted disruption in the Ets family member, Fli1. Mutant embryos are found to hemorrhage from the dorsal aorta to the lumen of the neural tube and ventricles(More)
The Ets family of transcription factors is one of a growing number of master regulators of development. This family was originally defined by the presence of a conserved DNA binding domain, the Ets domain. To date, nearly 30 members of this family have been identified and implicated in a wide range of physiological and pathological processes. Despite the(More)
Insulin and insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) have critical functions in growth regulatory signalling pathways. They are part of a tightly controlled network of ligands, receptors, binding proteins and their proteases. However, the system becomes uncontrolled in neoplasia. The insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3) and the insulin-like(More)
Increased Fli-1 mRNA is present in PBLs from systemic lupus erythematosus patients, and transgenic overexpression of Fli-1 in normal mice leads to a lupus-like disease. We report in this study that MRL/lpr mice, an animal model of systemic lupus erythematosus, have increased splenic expression of Fli-1 protein compared with BALB/c mice. Using mice with(More)
Clinical trials are currently used to test therapeutic efficacies for lung cancer, infections and diseases. Animal models are also used as surrogates for human disease. Both approaches are expensive and time-consuming. The utility of human biospecimens as models is limited by specialized tissue processing methods that preserve subclasses of analytes (e.g.(More)
Implantation within the mammalian uterus elicits dramatic changes in the growth, differentiation, and morphogenesis of the conceptus. This process is interrupted in mice carrying a targeted disruption of the murine evx1 gene, a homolog of the Drosophila even-skipped (eve) gene. Upon implantation, presumptive evx1- homozygotes elicit a decidual response,(More)
Mutations in the SLC26A3 (DRA (down-regulated in adenoma)) gene constitute the molecular etiology of congenital chloride-losing diarrhea in humans. To ascertain its role in intestinal physiology, gene targeting was used to prepare mice lacking slc26a3. slc26a3-deficient animals displayed postpartum lethality at low penetrance. Surviving dra-deficient mice(More)
Mammary epithelial cell proliferation, branching, and differentiation span from the appearance of the mammary bud in midgestation through to the cycling mammary gland in adulthood. Here, we show that females homozygous for a targeted disruption of the Hoxc6 homeobox gene produce thoracic mammary glands that are slightly under-developed at birth and(More)
BACKGROUND Insulin like growth factors (IGFs) and their binding proteins (IGFBPs) are secreted peptides that play major roles in regulating the normal development and maturation of mammary gland. While Igfbp7 has been shown to decrease breast tumor growth, its role in regulating the normal mammary gland development has not been studied. To this end, we(More)
Fli-1 belongs to the Ets transcription factor family and is expressed primarily in hematopoietic cells, including most cells active in immunity. To assess the role of Fli-1 in lymphocyte development in vivo, we generated mice that express a truncated Fli-1 protein, lacking the C-terminal transcriptional activation domain (Fli-1(DeltaCTA)).(More)