Maria K Johansson

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Infantile malignant osteopetrosis (IMO) is a fatal disease caused by lack of functional osteoclasts, and the only available treatment is hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation. In the majority of patients, the TCIRG1 gene, coding for a subunit of a proton pump essential for bone resorption, is mutated. Oc/oc mice have a deletion in the homologue gene(More)
OBJECTIVE Infantile malignant osteopetrosis (IMO) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder affecting osteoclast function. Fifty percent of the patients have a mutation in the TCIRG1 gene coding for one subunit of an osteoclast proton pump. The only curative treatment is hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT). The oc/oc mouse has a mutation in the gene(More)
A novel, stable human immunodeficiency virus type 1 vector packaging system, STAR, was tested for its ability to transduce human cord blood CD34+ progenitor cells assayed both in vitro and after transplantation into NOD/SCID mice. Vectors pseudotyped with three different gammaretrovirus envelopes were used: the amphotropic MLV envelope (MLV-A), a modified(More)
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