Glenn P Niemeyer

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OBJECTIVE Although several types of stem cells have been isolated from rodent and human tissues, very few data exist on stem cell isolation from nonrodent animals, which seriously limits the advancement of stem cell biology and its ultimate translation to human clinical applications. Domestic cats are used frequently in biomedical research and are the(More)
Cyclic hematopoiesis is a stem cell disease in which the number of neutrophils and other blood cells oscillates in weekly phases. Autosomal dominant mutations of ELA2, encoding the protease neutrophil elastase, found in lysosome-like granules, cause cyclic hematopoiesis and most cases of the pre-leukemic disorder severe congenital neutropenia (SCN; ref. 3)(More)
We and others have reported that neural stem/progenitor cells (NSCs) may exert direct anti-inflammatory activity. This action has been attributed, in part, to T-cell suppression. However, how T-cells become suppressed by NSCs remains unresolved. In this study, we explored one of these mechanisms and challenged some previously advanced hypotheses regarding(More)
Severe hemolytic anemia in Basenji dogs secondary to pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency can be corrected by marrow allografts from healthy littermates after a conventional high-dose myeloablative conditioning regimen. The nonmyeloablative conditioning regimen used here, which consisted of a sublethal dose of 200 cGy total body irradiation before and(More)
Preclinical studies and initial clinical trials have documented the feasibility of adenoassociated virus (AAV)-mediated gene therapy for hemophilia B. In an 8-year study, inhibitor-prone hemophilia B dogs (n = 2) treated with liver-directed AAV2 factor IX (FIX) gene therapy did not have a single bleed requiring FIX replacement, whereas dogs undergoing(More)
A Moloney murine leukemia virus based retroviral vector was used to transfer the bacterial neomycin resistance gene (neoR) into feline hematopoietic cells. We reconstituted four cats that had been lethally irradiated with autologous bone marrow that had been infected with the N2 or SAX retroviral vector. Bone marrow cells from all four cats expressed the(More)
OBJECTIVE Hematopoietic chimerism, a state where donor and recipient bone marrow cells coexist, is associated with donor-specific tolerance. Nonmyeloablative bone marrow transplantation (BMT) has been shown to induce stable mixed hematopoietic chimerism in dog leukocyte antigen (DLA)-matched dogs. The potential for inducing renal and skin allograft(More)
BACKGROUND Canine models of bone marrow and renal transplantation have provided important preclinical data relevant to developing novel therapeutic protocols for hematopoietic and solid organ transplantation in human beings. Nonmyeloablative transplantation has been shown to induce stable mixed hematopoietic chimerism in normal dogs and correct the(More)
Emerging successful clinical data on gene therapy using adeno-associated viral (AAV) vector for hemophilia B (HB) showed that the risk of cellular immune response to vector capsid is clearly dose dependent. To decrease the vector dose, we explored AAV-8 (1-3 × 10(12) vg/kg) encoding a hyperfunctional factor IX (FIX-Padua, arginine 338 to leucine) in FIX(More)
Folliculogenesis in response to exogenous stimulation by human urinary follicle stimulating hormone (huFSH) and human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) was evaluated in the domestic queen (Felis catus). The role of LH and/or FSH in folliculogenesis was examined by measuring concentrations of estradiol 17beta (E(2)) and progesterone (P) in the serum.(More)