Guimei Zhou

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Usher syndrome type III is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by progressive sensorineural hearing loss, vestibular dysfunction, and retinitis pigmentosa. The disease gene was localized to 3q25 and recently was identified by positional cloning. In the present study, we have revised the structure of the USH3 gene, including a new translation start(More)
BACKGROUND Human natural killer (NK) cells are the key contributors of innate immune response and the effector functions of these cells are enhanced by cytokines such as interleukine 2 (IL2). We utilized genome-wide transcriptional profiling to identify gene expression signatures and pathways in resting and IL2 activated NK cell isolated from peripheral(More)
Progression of follicular lymphoma (FL) to a higher-grade lymphoma occurs in 25% to 60% of cases and frequently indicates a poor prognosis. The transformation is accompanied by alteration in morphologic features and clinical behaviors. Herein, we report a case of FL occurring in a 59-year-old woman with the development of a precursor B-cell lymphoblastic(More)
Lymphoid malignancies are grouped and characterized by their morphology, immunophenotype, and genetic aberrations to help establish a diagnosis. Use of microarray technology enables the simultaneous determination of expression levels for thousands of genes, providing an additional powerful tool for improving disease classification. In this review, recent(More)
BACKGROUND There are three major B-cell compartments in peripheral lymphoid organs: the germinal center (GC), the mantle zone (MNZ) and the marginal zone (MGZ). Unique sets of B-cells reside in these compartments, and they have specific functional roles in humoral immune response. MNZ B cells are naive cells in a quiescent state and may participate in GC(More)
A group of genes are highly expressed in normal germinal center (GC) B cells and GC B-cell-derived malignancies based on cDNA microarray analysis. Two new genes, GCET1 (germinal center B-cell expressed transcript 1) and GCET2, were cloned from selected expressed sequence tags (IMAGE clone 1334260 and 814622, respectively). GCET1 is located on chromosome(More)
The regulation of B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL2) protein expression in germinal center (GC) B cells has been controversial. Previous reports have indicated posttranscriptional regulation plays a dominant role. However, a number of recent studies contradicted these reports. Using real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and Standardized Reverse Transcriptase-PCR(More)
We evaluated a lymphoid RNA standard prepared in our laboratory for spotted microarrays against the Universal Human Reference standard from Stratagene. Our goal was to determine if the Stratagene standard, which contains only two lymphoid cell lines out of a pool of 10 human cancer cell lines, had acceptable gene coverage to serve as a comprehensive(More)
B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) is a heterogeneous disease that may exhibit familial clustering. We examined the cytogenetic, immunophenotypic, and VH gene usage characteristics of a family with B-CLL affecting 7 members in 3 generations. Interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization studies identified an acquired deletion of chromosome 13q14 in(More)
A population of Hoechst 33342-stained cells, termed side population (SP) cells, can reconstitute the hematopoietic system of syngeneic mice. This study examined whether limiting numbers of SP cells can repopulate mice across a xenogeneic MHC class I barrier. SP cells were isolated from HLA.B7 and HLA.A2.1 transgenic mice by FACS and placed in colony assays(More)