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The proteome is determined by rates of transcription, translation, and protein turnover. Definition of stem cell populations therefore requires a stem cell proteome signature. However, the limit to the number of primary cells available has restricted extensive proteomic analysis. We present a mass spectrometric method using an isobaric covalent modification(More)
Interleukin-3 (IL-3)-dependent cell lines (FDCP-mix) were cloned and isolated from long-term bone-marrow cultures infected with src-MoMuLV. These cell lines have many of the characteristics of hematopoietic stem cells. Early isolates of the FDCP-mix cells form spleen colonies in irradiated mice and establish long-term hematopoiesis on irradiated marrow(More)
There are a number of leukemogenic protein-tyrosine kinases (PTKs) associated with leukemic transformation. Although each is linked with a specific disease their functional activity poses the question whether they have a degree of commonality in their effects upon target cells. Exon array analysis of the effects of six leukemogenic PTKs (BCR/ABL,(More)
Sulfated glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are distributed in consistent and distinctive patterns between the cell surface and the growth medium of haemopoietically active long-term bone marrow cultures. Heparan sulfate is the main cell surface component and chon-droitin sulfate is the major sulfated species in the medium. When the cultures are supplemented with(More)
A simplified and more widely applicable modification of the recently developed methodology for sorting and collecting purified populations of the pluripotent haemopoietic spleen colony-forming cell, CFU-S, is described. Based on their relatively low density and high affinity for wheat germ agglutinin, CFU-S are collected using a fluorescence activated cell(More)
The interleukin-5 (IL-5) receptor is a heterodimer that consists of an IL-5 specific alpha subunit and a common ssc chain that is shared with the receptors for granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) and interleukin-3 (IL-3). In contrast to IL-5, which acts mainly as an eosinophil lineage specific factor in vivo, IL-3 and GM-CSF stimulate(More)
The survival, differentiation, proliferation and development of haemopoietic precursor cells and the functional activity of mature blood cells are all influenced by colony stimulating factors (CSFs). As haemopoietic cells rapidly die in the absence of appropriate CSF, the promotion of cell survival mediated by CSFs, or growth factors, is fundamental to all(More)
The proliferation and development of haemopoietic stem cells takes place in close association with marrow stromal cells. This intimate cell contact presumably enables the stem cells and their progeny to respond to stimuli present on the stromal cell surface. While the nature of these stimuli has not been determined, it is likely that growth factors play(More)
Haemopoietic stem cells in vivo proliferate and develop in association with stromal cells of the bone marrow. Proliferation and differentiation of haemopoietic stem cells also occurs in vitro, either in association with stromal cells or in response to soluble growth factors. Many of the growth factors that promote growth and development of haemopoietic(More)