Hédia Chagraoui

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The release of transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1) in the bone marrow microenvironment is one of the main mechanisms leading to myelofibrosis in murine models and probably in the human idiopathic myelofibrosis (IMF). The regulation of TGF-beta1 synthesis is poorly known but seems regulated by nuclear factor kappaB (NF-kappaB). We previously(More)
Dissecting the molecular mechanisms used by developmental regulators is essential to understand tissue specification/differentiation. SCL/TAL-1 is a basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor absolutely critical for hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell specification and lineage maturation. Using in vitro and forced expression experimental systems, we(More)
The cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p21(Waf-1/Cip-1) is expressed at high level during megakaryocyte differentiation, but its precise function remains unknown. In this study, it is confirmed that p21 was expressed at a high level in hypoploid (2N and 4N) and polyploid (at least 8N) human megakaryocytes derived from CD34(+) cells. A high expression of(More)
Myelofibrosis and osteosclerosis are prominent features arising in mice overexpressing thrombopoietin (TPO). The pivotal role of transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-beta 1) in the pathogenesis of myelofibrosis has been documented, but the mechanisms mediating osteosclerosis remain unclear. Here, we used mice deficient in osteoprotegerin (OPG), a secreted(More)
Because of the scarcity of megakaryocytes in hematopoietic tissues, studying megakaryopoiesis heavily relies on the availability of appropriate cellular models. Here, we report the establishment of a new mouse embryonic stem (ES) cell-derived megakaryocytic cell line, MKD1. The cells are factor-dependent, their cell surface immunophenotype and gene(More)
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