Heidi Stubberud

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The bone marrow microenvironment regulates early B lymphopoiesis and protects leukemia cells against chemotherapy treatment, thus the microenvironment may serve as a sanctuary site for these cells. Yet, few factors that contribute to this process are known. We have explored the role of transforming growth factor beta (TGFbeta) and bone morphogenetic(More)
The early B lymphopoiesis in mammals is regulated through close interactions with stromal cells and components of the intracellular matrix in the bone marrow (BM) microenvironment. Although B lymphopoiesis has been studied for decades, the factors that are implicated in this process, both autocrine and paracrine, are inadequately explored. Wnt signaling is(More)
OBJECTIVE The t(1;19)(q23;13) translocation, resulting in the production of the E2A-PBX1 chimeric protein, is a common nonrandom translocation in pediatric B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). The E2A-PBX1 chimeric protein activates expression of several genes, including Wnt16. In the present study, we explored the role of Wnt16 and beta-catenin(More)
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is the most common malignancy in children. Recently, there has been a growing interest in Wnt signalling in several aspects of cellular development, including cancer formation. Little is known about Wnt signalling in B-ALL. We investigated whether activation of canonical Wnt signalling could occur in B-ALL cells and(More)
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