Kathleen M. Sabo

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FLVCR, a member of the major facilitator superfamily of transporter proteins, is the cell surface receptor for feline leukemia virus, subgroup C. Retroviral interference with FLVCR display results in a loss of erythroid progenitors (colony-forming units-erythroid, CFU-E) and severe anemia in cats. In this report, we demonstrate that human FLVCR exports(More)
Feline leukemia virus-C (FeLV-C) causes red cell aplasia in cats, likely through its interaction with its cell surface receptor. We identified this receptor by the functional screening of a library of complementary DNAs (cDNA) from feline T cells. The library, which was cloned into a retroviral vector, was introduced into FeLV-C-resistant murine (NIH 3T3)(More)
A 47-year-old woman with severe macrocytic anemia markedly improved during the second and third trimesters of 3 pregnancies and when breast-feeding her 2 children. Because the serum prolactin level is elevated at these times, we later treated her with metoclopramide (10 mg orally 3 times daily), a medication known to induce prolactin release. Her serum(More)
The preferentially expressed antigen in melanoma (PRAME) is expressed in several hematologic malignancies, but either is not expressed or is expressed at only low levels in normal hematopoietic cells, making it a target for cancer therapy. PRAME is a tumor-associated antigen and has been described as a corepressor of retinoic acid signaling in solid tumor(More)
To determine the utility of marrow culture in defining the natural history and therapeutic response of pure red cell aplasia we have studied 37 patients. Patients were evaluated at the University of Washington before specific therapies (n = 21) or at the time of treatment failure in = 16). Evaluation included a medical and drug exposure history, a physical(More)
BACKGROUND Lysosomal storage diseases are devastating illnesses, in large part because of their neurologic consequences. Because significant morbidity occurs prenatally, in utero (IU) therapy is an attractive therapeutic approach. METHODS We studied the feasibility and efficacy of IU injections of monocytic cells (derived from normal marrow) in feline(More)
OBJECTIVE To address questions about stem cell turnover in relation to telomere length dynamics, we analyzed telomere length in serial blood samples from cats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Lymphocytes and granulocytes from two newborn kittens, a 2-year-old cat, a 10-year-old recipient of a double autologous stem cell transplant, and a 10-year-old control animal(More)
To provide insights into the pathogenesis of Diamond-Blackfan anemia, we examined the in vitro response of erythroid progenitors to the recently isolated ligand for c-kit (stem cell factor, SCF). For these studies, marrow or blood mononuclear cells from 10 Diamond-Blackfan patients were cultured with erythropoietin (Ep), Ep and interleukin-3, Ep and(More)
Some studies in mice suggest that hematopoietic stem cells can be maintained and possibly expanded ex vivo. As there is a paucity of data from larger animals, we have studied hematologic reconstitution following autologous marrow transplantation in cats. Transplantation of very low density marrow cells (<1.050 g/ml), termed "1050 cells," at 2 x 10(5)(More)
Diamond-Blackfan anemia is a congenital hypoproliferative macrocytic anemia and 5q- syndrome myelodysplastic syndrome is an acquired hypoproliferative macrocytic anemia. Their common erythroid phenotype reflects a shared pathophysiology-haploinsufficiency of one of many ribosomal proteins and somatic deletion of one allele of the ribosomal protein S14 gene,(More)