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The transcriptional programs that regulate blood vessel formation are largely unknown. In this paper, we examine the role of the zinc finger transcription factor LKLF in murine blood vessel morphogenesis and homeostasis. By in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry, we show that LKLF is expressed as early as embryonic day 9.5 (E9.5) in vascular(More)
THE zinc-finger transcription factor GATA-3 is expressed in haematopoietic cells and in the developing kidney and nervous system. Within the haematopoietic lineages, expression of GATA-3 is restricted to thymocytes and T cells. Functionally important GATA-3 binding sites have been identified in multiple T-cell-specific genes. Mice containing homozygous null(More)
In this report we have investigated the role of the Ets-1 transcription factor in the differentiation of the NK cell lineage in mice. Splenic NK cells express high levels of Ets-1. Ets-1-deficient mice produced by gene targeting developed mature erythrocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, and T and B lymphocytes. However, spleens from the Ets-1-deficient mice(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of autologous stem-cell transplantation during the first remission in patients with diffuse, aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma classified as high-intermediate risk or high risk on the International Prognostic Index remains controversial and is untested in the rituximab era. METHODS We treated 397 patients who had disease with an(More)
The basic/leucine zipper (bZip) transcription factor, CREB, binds to the CRE element (TGANNTCA). The transcriptional activity of CREB requires phosphorylation of the protein on a serine residue at position 119 (ref. 6). CREs are present in a number of T-cell genes but the precise role of CREB in T-cell differentiation and function was unknown. Here we show(More)
The Ets-1 proto-oncogene is a member of the Ets family of eukaryotic transcription factors. Members of this family play important roles in regulating gene expression in response to multiple developmental and mitogenic signals. Ets-1 is preferentially expressed at high levels in B and T cells of adult mice and is regulated during both thymocyte development(More)
Vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation after arterial injury is important in the pathogenesis of a number of vascular proliferative disorders, including atherosclerosis and restenosis after balloon angioplasty. Thus, a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying VSMC proliferation in response to arterial injury would have important(More)
It has been shown that mice with a targeted mutation in the Ets-1 gene exhibit increased B cell terminal differentiation to IgM-secreting plasma cells. Here, we show that mice, formerly described to lack Ets-1 protein, actually express low levels of an internally deleted Ets-1 protein. Mice harboring this Ets-1 hypomorphic allele possess very few marginal(More)
The NOTCH ligand, JAG2, was found to be overexpressed in malignant plasma cells from multiple myeloma (MM) patients and cell lines but not in nonmalignant plasma cells from tonsils, bone marrow from healthy individuals, or patients with other malignancies. In addition, JAG2 overexpression was detected in 5 of 5 patients with monoclonal gammopathy of(More)
CONTEXT In plasma cell dyscrasias, involvement of the distal tubules is frequent and well characterized. In contrast, proximal tubules have only rarely been reported to show diagnostic pathology such as intracytoplasmic crystals. OBJECTIVE To look for additional morphologic features that might be helpful in the diagnosis of proximal tubulopathy associated(More)