Michiel F. van Oosterwijk

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The differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells into mature blood cell lineages is tightly regulated. Here we report that CD27, which is expressed on stem and early progenitor cells in bone marrow, can be important in this process. Deletion of CD27 increased the myeloid colony-forming potential of stem and early progenitor cells and enhanced B lymphoid(More)
In vivo priming of antigen-specific CD8+ T cells results in their expansion and differentiation into effector T cells followed by contraction into a memory T cell population that can be maintained for life. Recent evidence suggests that after initial antigenic stimulation, the magnitude and kinetics of the CD8+ T cell response are programmed. However, it is(More)
Stimulation of CD27, a member of the tumour necrosis factor receptor family, by its ligand CD70 induces expansion of IFNgamma secreting CD4+ and CD8+ T cells in vivo. We here analysed the mechanisms through which CD27 mediates this effect. CD27 co-stimulation induced cell division but did not directly instruct naive CD4+ T cells to differentiate into(More)
The N-(deoxyguanosine-8-yl)-2-acetylaminofluorene (dG-C8-AAF) lesion is among the most helix distorting DNA lesions. In normal fibroblasts dG-C8-AAF is repaired rapidly in transcriptionally active genes, but without strand specificity, indicating that repair of dG-C8-AAF by global genome repair (GGR) overrules transcription-coupled repair (TCR). Yet,(More)
The hepatocarcinogen 2-acetylaminofluorene is one of the most studied experimental carcinogens. We have shown previously that normal rat hepatocytes accumulate the tumour suppressor p53 after exposure to this compound while preneoplastic rat hepatocytes do not. We suggested that the lack of p53 response may confer a growth advantage on preneoplastic(More)
Antisense and mutated cDNA of the human excision repair gene ERCC-1 were overexpressed in repair proficient HeLa cells by means of an Epstein-Barr-virus derived cDNA expression vector. Whereas antisense RNA did not influence the survival of the transfected cells, a mutated cDNA generating an ERCC-1 protein with two extra amino acids in a conserved region of(More)
Nucleotide excision repair (NER) mechanism is the major pathway responsible for the removal of a large variety of bulky lesions from the genome. Two different NER subpathways have been identified, i.e. the transcription-coupled and the global genome repair pathways. For DNA-damage induced by ultraviolet light both transcription-coupled repair and global(More)
Two of the hallmarks of Cockayne's syndrome (CS) are the hypersensitivity of cells to UV light and the lack of recovery of the ability to synthesize RNA following exposure of cells to UV light, in spite of the normal repair capacity at the overall genome level. The prolonged repressed RNA synthesis has been attributed to a defect in transcription-coupled(More)
A method is described to coat isolated peripheral blood erythrocytes in vitro with Tamm-Horsfall Protein (THP, uromodulin). Coating of erythrocytes with THP was accomplished by incubation of the cells in the presence of THP, made monomeric by incubation in a high urea concentration. THP-coating of erythrocytes was dependent on the THP-concentration, maximal(More)
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