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Despite their initial efficient response to induction chemotherapy, relapse remains frequent in patients with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL), an aggressive malignancy of immature T-cell progenitors. We previously reported sustained calcineurin (Cn) activation in human lymphoid malignancies, and showed that Cn inhibitors have antileukemic(More)
Calcineurin is a calcium-activated serine/threonine phosphatase critical to a number of developmental processes in the cardiovascular, nervous and immune systems. In the T-cell lineage, calcineurin activation is important for pre-T-cell receptor (TCR) signaling, TCR-mediated positive selection of thymocytes into mature T cells, and many aspects of the(More)
The multipartite genome of the nanovirus Faba bean necrotic yellows virus, which consists of one gene on each DNA component, was exploited to construct a series of virus-based episomal vectors designed for transient replication and gene expression in plants. This nanovirus based expression system yields high levels of protein which allows isolation of(More)
Signal transducers and activator of transcription 5 (STAT5) A and B are transcriptional regulators that play a central role in cytokine signaling in the hematopoietic lineage and which are frequently activated in a persistent manner in human leukemia/lymphoma, as assessed by their constitutive tyrosine phosphorylation and DNA-binding activity. To study the(More)
Activation of erythropoietin receptor allows erythroblasts to generate erythrocytes. In a search for genes that are up-regulated during this differentiation process, we have identified ISG15 as being induced during late erythroid differentiation. ISG15 belongs to the ubiquitin-like protein family and is covalently linked to target proteins by the enzymes of(More)
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