Marion Ziegler

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The t(12;21) chromosomal translocation, targeting the gene encoding the RUNX1 transcription factor, is observed in 25% of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and is an initiating event in the disease. To elucidate the mechanism by which RUNX1 disruption initiates leukemogenesis, we investigated its normal role in murine B-cell development. This(More)
Murine leukemia viruses (MuLV) induce leukemia through a multistage process, a critical step being the activation of oncogenes through provirus integration. Transcription elements within the long terminal repeats (LTR) are prime determinants of cell lineage specificity; however, the influence of other factors, including the Env protein that modulates cell(More)
The expression of Moloney murine leukemia virus is restricted in embryonal carcinoma (EC) cells. To characterize specific mutations necessary for expression of retroviruses in EC cells, we analyzed the expression of retrovirus mutants and recombinants thereof in EC cell lines F9 and PCC4. DNA sequence comparison and functional studies allowed us to define(More)
The compound immunodeficiencies in nonobese diabetic (NOD) inbred mice homozygous for the Prkdc(scid) and Il2rg(null) alleles (NSG mice) permit engraftment of a wide-range of primary human cells, enabling sophisticated modeling of human disease. In studies designed to define neoplastic stem cells of primary myelofibrosis (PMF), a myeloproliferative neoplasm(More)
The Asian wild mouse species Mus caroli harbors an endogenous retrovirus (McERV) that is closely related to but distinct from the endogenous retrovirus family defined by the Mus dunni endogenous virus and the Mus musculus endogenous retrovirus. McERV could infect some cell types from humans, dogs, and rats, but not all, and did not infect any mouse cell(More)
The sequential activation of distinct developmental gene networks governs the ultimate identity of a cell, but the mechanisms involved in initiating downstream programs are incompletely understood. The pre-B-cell receptor (pre-BCR) is an important checkpoint of B-cell development and is essential for a pre-B cell to traverse into an immature B cell. Here,(More)
The expression of Moloney murine leukemia virus (Mo-MuLV) and Mo-MuLV-derived vectors is restricted in undifferentiated mouse embryonal carcinoma and embryonal stem (ES) cells. We have previously described the isolation of retroviral mutants with host range properties expanded to embryonal cell lines. One of these mutants, the murine embryonic stem cell(More)
Disrupting mutations of the RUNX1 gene are found in 10% of patients with myelodysplasia (MDS) and 30% of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Previous studies have revealed an increase in hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and multipotent progenitor (MPP) cells in conditional Runx1-knockout (KO) mice, but the molecular mechanism is unresolved. We(More)
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