Derya Deniz Ozdemir

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Identification of tissue-specific renal stem/progenitor cells with nephrogenic potential is a critical step in developing cell-based therapies for renal disease. In the human kidney, stem/progenitor cells are induced into the nephrogenic pathway to form nephrons until the 34 week of gestation, and no equivalent cell types can be traced in the adult kidney.(More)
The WT1 gene was originally identified through its involvement in the development of Wilms tumours. The gene is characterized by a plethora of different isoforms with, in some cases, clearly different functions in transcriptional control and RNA metabolism. Many different mouse models for Wt1 have already been generated, and these are increasingly providing(More)
INTRODUCTION Rosa26 is a genomic mouse locus commonly used to knock-in cDNA constructs for ubiquitous or conditional gene expression in transgenic mice. However, the vectors generally used to generate Rosa26 knock-in constructs show instability problems, which have a severe impact on the efficiency of the system. RESULTS We have optimized the cloning(More)
In recent years there has been an increase in the number of studies into the role of stromal cells and microRNAs (miRNAs) in kidney development. Nakagawa et al. combine the two in a study of a stromal cell-specific knockout of Dicer1. The work identifies many important roles for miRNAs in these cells and kidney development in general, partially through(More)
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tem, where distal lung tissue from E18.5 Glucocorticoid Receptor (GR)–null mice have been exposed to at-RA. Whole genome microarrays and quantitative Real-time PCR have been utilized to identify and confirm GR-antagonised RA-responsive genes. Only the common rarb2/4 transcript and tcf15 (paraxis) were found to match this criteria. We propose that the(More)
Wilms’ tumours, paediatric kidney cancers, are the archetypal example of tumours caused through the disruption of normal development. The genetically best defined subgroup of Wilms’ tumours is the group caused by biallelic loss of the WT1 tumour suppressor gene. Here we describe a developmental series of mouse models with conditional loss of Wt1 in(More)
Wilms' tumours, paediatric kidney cancers, are the archetypal example of tumours caused through the disruption of normal development. The genetically best-defined subgroup of Wilms' tumours is the group caused by biallelic loss of the WT1 tumour suppressor gene. Here, we describe a developmental series of mouse models with conditional loss of Wt1 in(More)
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