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We have resolved B220+ IgM- B-lineage cells in mouse bone marrow into four fractions based on differential cell surface expression of determinants recognized by S7 (leukosialin, CD43), BP-1, and 30F1 (heat stable antigen). Functional differences among these fractions can be correlated with Ig gene rearrangement status. The largest fraction, lacking S7,(More)
B cell development is a highly regulated process whereby functional peripheral subsets are produced from hematopoietic stem cells, in the fetal liver before birth and in the bone marrow afterward. Here we review progress in understanding some aspects of this process in the mouse bone marrow, focusing on delineation of the earliest stages of commitment, on(More)
Notch receptors regulate fate decisions in many cells. One outcome of Notch signaling is differentiation of bipotential precursors into one cell type versus another. To investigate consequences of Notch1 expression in hematolymphoid progenitors, mice were reconstituted with bone marrow (BM) transduced with retroviruses encoding a constitutively active form(More)
The TCL1 gene at 14q32.1 is involved in chromosomal translocations and inversions in mature T cell leukemias. These leukemias are classified either as T prolymphocytic leukemias, which occur very late in life, or as T chronic lymphocytic leukemias, which often arise in patients with ataxia telangiectasia (AT) at a young age. In transgenic animals, the(More)
Lymphocyte development is critically influenced by self-antigens. T cells are subject to both positive and negative selection, depending on their degree of self-reactivity. Although B cells are subject to negative selection, it has been difficult to test whether self-antigen plays any positive role in B cell development. A murine model system of naturally(More)
We have examined the regulatory role of the individual components of the immunoglobulin antigen receptor in B-cell development by transgenic complementation of Rag-1 deficient (Rag-1-) mice. Complementation with a membrane mu heavy chain (mu HC) gene allows progression of developmentally arrested Rag-1- pro-B-cells to the small pre-B cell stage, whereas the(More)
We have isolated and sequenced a cDNA clone encoding the human lymphocyte receptor for IgE (Fc epsilon R). The deduced protein sequence reveals that Fc epsilon R consists of 321 amino acids, without any signal sequence, and is oriented with its N-terminus on the cytoplasmic side and its C-terminus on the outside of the cell. This molecule shows striking(More)
The alphabeta and gammadelta T lineages are thought to arise from a common precursor; however, the regulation of separation and development of these lineages is not fully understood. We report here that development of alphabeta and gammadelta precursors was differentially affected by elimination of ribosomal protein L22 (Rpl22), which is ubiquitously(More)
The expression of Fc epsilon R on human lymphocytes was studied with the anti-Fc epsilon R mAbs. Fc epsilon R was expressed on most mu+,delta+ circulating B cells, whereas T cells did not express Fc epsilon R even in patients with hyper-IgE syndrome. B cells with gamma, alpha, or epsilon phenotype did not express Fc epsilon R, moreover its expression could(More)
RAG1 and RAG2 are essential for V(D)J recombination and lymphocyte development. These genes are thought to encode a transposase derived from a mobile genetic element that was inserted into the vertebrate genome 450 million years ago. The regulation of RAG1 and RAG2 was investigated in vivo with bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) transgenes containing a(More)