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The immortalized murine stromal cell line AFT024 has been reported to maintain human hematopoietic progenitors in an undifferentiated state in vitro. In the current studies the beige/nude/xid (bnx) mouse in vivo xenograft model was used to examine the engraftment and multilineage generative potential of human hematopoietic progenitors after 2–3 weeks growth(More)
The lack of human B lymphocyte development in beige/nude/XID (bnx) mice is in sharp contrast to the robust development observed in another immune deficient strain, the NOD/SCID mouse. The ability to generate human B lymphocytes in the NOD/SCID, but not bnx mouse has been hypothesized to be caused by differences in the microenvironments or systemic cytokine(More)
Recent evidence suggests that expression of CD34 on the cell membrane does not always correlate with stem cell activity. In the mouse, there is a highly quiescent population of stem cells that lacks CD34 expression, but has full reconstituting capacity. The current review addresses the discovery of a similar population of dormant CD34-negative human(More)
Pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) are the ideal targets for gene transfer because they can repopulate a sublethally irradiated recipient, giving rise to all lineages of blood cells. Thus, introduction of a corrected gene into HSC (stem cell gene therapy) should ensure persistent transmission of the gene. To date, the most efficient mode of gene(More)
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