Hana Haleem-Smith

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The in vitro culture of human trabecular bone-derived cells has served as a useful system for the investigation of the biology of osteoblasts. The recent discovery in our laboratory of the multilineage mesenchymal differentiation potential of cells derived from collagenase-treated human trabecular bone fragments has prompted further interest in view of the(More)
Wear debris-induced osteolysis is a major cause of orthopedic implant aseptic loosening, and various cell types, including macrophages, monocytes, osteoblasts, and osteoclasts, are involved. We recently showed that mesenchymal stem/osteoprogenitor cells (MSCs) are another target, and that endocytosis of titanium (Ti) particles causes reduced MSC(More)
With the advent of recent protocols to isolate multipotent human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), there is a need for efficient transfection methodologies for these cells. Most standard transfection methods yield poor transfection efficiencies for MSCs (<1%). Here we have optimized a high-efficiency transfection technique for low passage MSCs derived from(More)
Cartilage oligomeric matrix protein/thrombospondin-5 (COMP/TSP5) is an abundant cartilage extracellular matrix (ECM) protein that interacts with major cartilage ECM components, including aggrecan and collagens. To test our hypothesis that COMP/TSP5 functions in the assembly of the ECM during cartilage morphogenesis, we have employed mesenchymal stem cell(More)
When multivalent ligands attach to IgEs bound to the receptors with high affinity for IgE on mast cells, the receptors aggregate, tyrosines on the receptors become phosphorylated, and a variety of cellular responses are stimulated. Prior studies, confirmed here, demonstrated that the efficiency with which later events are generated from earlier ones is(More)
Aggregation of the high affinity receptor for IgE (FcepsilonRI) leads to the phosphorylation of tyrosines on the beta and gamma chains of the receptor by the Src family kinase Lyn. We have studied the interaction between Lyn and the FcepsilonRI in vivo using a transfection-based approach. FcepsilonRI were stably transfected into Chinese hamster ovary cells.(More)
Adult human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) hold promise for an increasing list of therapeutic uses due to their ease of isolation, expansion, and multi-lineage differentiation potential. To maximize the clinical potential of MSCs, the underlying mechanisms by which MSC functionality is controlled must be understood. We have taken a deconstructive approach to(More)
BACKGROUND A number of surgical approaches are utilized in total hip arthroplasty. It has been hypothesized that the anterior approach results in less muscle damage than the posterior approach. We prospectively analyzed biochemical markers of muscle damage and inflammation in patients treated with minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty with an anterior(More)
The delta isoform of protein kinase C is phosphorylated on tyrosine in response to antigen activation of the high-affinity receptor for immunoglobulin E. While protein kinase C-delta associates with and phosphorylates this receptor, immunoprecipitation of the receptor revealed that little, if any, tyrosine-phosphorylated protein kinase C-delta is receptor(More)
The high affinity receptor for IgE (FcepsilonRI), is one of a family of immunoreceptors whose antigen-induced clustering leads to a variety of cellular responses. The signaling pathways are enormously complex but by focusing on only the most initial steps, it is now possible to sketch plausible molecular models that relate the interaction of multivalent(More)