Jonathan R. Keller

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Murine bone marrow cells expressing the cell surface Ag RB6-8C5 were identified by fluorescence-activated cell-sorting analysis using a rat IgG mAb. The fluorescent intensity of RB6-8C5 was variable on bone marrow cells. This made it possible to separate bone marrow cells into distinct subpopulations, RB6-8C5neg, RB6-8C5lo, and RB6-8C5hi cells. Morphologic(More)
Bcl11a (also called Evi9) functions as a myeloid or B cell proto-oncogene in mice and humans, respectively. Here we show that Bcl11a is essential for postnatal development and normal lymphopoiesis. Bcl11a mutant embryos lack B cells and have alterations in several types of T cells. Phenotypic and expression studies show that Bcl11a functions upstream of the(More)
Primordial germ cells (PGCs) are the embryonic progenitors of mature germ cells. During their proliferative stage, murine PGCs may be transiently cultured on mitotically inactive feeder layers. This culture system has permitted identification of several growth factors active toward PGCs. We and others have previously identified basic fibroblast growth(More)
The effects of transforming growth factor beta 1 or beta 2 (TGF-beta 1 or -beta 2) on the in vitro proliferation and differentiation of normal and malignant human hematopoietic cells were studied. Both forms of TGF-beta suppressed both the normal cellular proliferation and colony formation induced by recombinant human interleukin-3 (IL-3) and(More)
The (histone) deacetylase Sirt1 is a mediator of genomic and epigenetic maintenance, both of which are critical aspects of stem cell homeostasis and tightly linked to their functional decline in aging and disease. We show that Sirt1 ablation in adult hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) promotes aberrant HSPC expansion specifically under(More)
Transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-beta 1) and TGF-beta 2 can reversibly inhibit the proliferation of hematopoietic progenitor cells in vivo, leading us to hypothesize that such quiescent progenitors might be more resistant to high doses of cell cycle active chemotherapeutic drugs, thereby allowing dose intensification of such agents. Initial studies(More)
Id1 is frequently overexpressed in many cancer cells, but the functional significance of these findings is not known. To determine if Id1 could contribute to the development of hematopoietic malignancy, we reconstituted mice with hematopoietic cells overexpressing Id1. We showed for the first time that deregulated expression of Id1 leads to a(More)
The interferon-inducible p200 (IFI-200) family of proteins is among the numerous gene products induced by interferons (IFNs), which are important regulators of cell growth, immunomodulation and host resistance to tumors and viral infections. The members of this family of proteins are highly homologous to one another and consist of five murine proteins(More)
Stem cell factor (SCF) is a hematopoietic growth factor that interacts with the receptor tyrosine kinase, c-kit. We have found that SCF-stimulates rapid and transient tyrosine phosphorylation of JAK2 in human and murine cell lines, as well as in normal human progenitor cells. JAK2 and c-kit were associated in unstimulated cells with further recruitment of(More)
Malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) was diagnosed by clinical signs and lesions in five out of six white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in a North American zoo. The clinical signs and histopathological lesions in these deer were typical of MCF. Antibody to an epitope conserved among the MCF viruses was detected in the sera collected from the deer. PCR(More)