Gayle Thornbury

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To measure the average length of telomere repeats at chromosome ends in individual cells we developed a flow cytometry method using fluorescence in situ hybridization (flow FISH) with labeled peptide nucleic acid (PNA) probes. Results of flow FISH measurements correlated with results of conventional telomere length measurements by Southern blot analysis(More)
We have previously characterized the proliferative response of primitive CD34+ cells, purified from adult bone marrow, umbilical cord blood, and fetal liver, to a mixture of hematopoietic stimulators (steel factor [SF], interleukin-3 [IL-3], IL-6, and erythropoietin [Epo]) in serum-free liquid cultures. In the present study, we assessed the effects of the(More)
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in adult marrow are believed to be derived from fetal liver precursors. To study cell kinetics involved in long-term hematopoiesis, we studied single-sorted candidate HSCs from fetal liver that were cultured in the presence of a mixture of stimulatory cytokines. After 8-10 d, the number of cells in primary cultures varied(More)
Previous studies have shown that stem cells able to competitively reconstitute the hematopoietic system of lethally irradiated mice (competitive repopulating units [CRU]) can be obtained in highly purified form from adult mouse bone marrow (BM) by the isolation of cells with a Sca-1+Lin-WGA+ phenotype. We now report on the phenotypic characteristics of CRU(More)
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