Manuela Capillo

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Polycomb group (PcG) proteins form multiprotein complexes, called Polycomb repressive complexes (PRCs). PRC2 contains the PcG proteins EZH2, SUZ12, and EED and represses transcription through methylation of lysine (K) 27 of histone H3 (H3). Suz12 is essential for PRC2 activity and its inactivation results in early lethality of mouse embryos. Here, we(More)
The Src homology and collagen (Src) family of adaptor proteins comprises six Shc-like proteins encoded by three loci in mammals (Shc, Rai, and Sli). Shc-like proteins are tyrosine kinase substrates, which regulate diverse signaling pathways and cellular functions, including Ras and proliferation (p52/p46Shc), phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase and survival(More)
Measurement of tumor angiogenesis to predict and/or to assess the efficacy of antiangiogenic therapies is mainly based on the evaluation of microvessel density (MVD). We developed a novel flow cytometry procedure to measure circulating endothelial cells (CECs) and circulating endothelial cells progenitors (CECPs) in either preclinical and clinical studies.(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the effect of endostatin on differentiation, mobilization, and clonogenic potential of circulating endothelial cell (EC) progenitors, and whether the effect of endostatin was improved by continuous infusion (CI) versus bolus administration. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Four-color flow cytometry and clonogenic EC cultures were used to study(More)
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is associated with chromosomal translocations resulting in fusion proteins of the retinoic acid receptor (RAR). Here, we report a novel murine model system for APL, based on the transduction of purified murine hematopoietic progenitors (lin(-)) using high-titer retroviral vectors encoding promyelocytic leukemia-RAR(More)
We report here the characterization of a mutant mouse line with a specific gene trap event in the Mdm4 locus. Absence of Mdm4 expression results in embryonic lethality (10.5 days postcoitum [dpc]), which was rescued by transferring the Mdm4 mutation into a Trp53-null background. Mutant embryos were characterized by overall growth deficiency, anemia,(More)
OBJECTIVE We studied the in vitro and in vivo hematopoietic potential of human stem cells residing in muscle tissue collected from adults with head and neck cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Adherent muscle cells were cultured in F12 medium with 10% fetal bovine serum and transplanted into immunodeficient mice. RESULTS On day 12 we obtained a median of(More)
Eosinophilic crystals have been described in the upper and lower respiratory tract, gall bladder, intrahepatic bile ducts and glandular stomach of different laboratory mice strains. They have been recently identified as chitinase-like (Ym1/Ym2) proteins. Here we describe the occurrence of eosinophilic crystals in the renal tubules of mice with(More)
The 129 mouse strain is commonly used for the generation of genetically engineered mice. Genetic drift or accidental contamination during outcrossing has resulted in several 129 substrains. Comprehensive data on spontaneous age-related pathology exist for the 129S4/SvJae substrain, whereas only limited information is available for other 129 substrains. This(More)
Ringtail is a pathologic condition of laboratory rodents characterized by annular constrictions of the tail. Traditionally, it is classified as an environmental disorder caused by low relative humidity, but other factors (temperature, dietary deficiencies, genetic susceptibility, and caging type) have also been proposed. Twenty litters of mice with ringtail(More)
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