Samantha Ross

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Poor prognosis in neuroblastoma is associated with genetic amplification of MYCN. MYCN is itself a target of let-7, a tumour suppressor family of microRNAs implicated in numerous cancers. LIN28B, an inhibitor of let-7 biogenesis, is overexpressed in neuroblastoma and has been reported to regulate MYCN. Here we show, however, that LIN28B is dispensable in(More)
Fluid shear stress promotes the emergence of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in the aorta-gonad-mesonephros (AGM) of the developing mouse embryo. We determined that the AGM is enriched for expression of targets of protein kinase A (PKA)-cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB), a pathway activated by fluid shear stress. By analyzing CREB genomic(More)
The first hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) that engraft irradiated adult mice arise in the aorta-gonad-mesonephros (AGM) on embryonic day 11.5 (E11.5). However, at this stage, there is a discrepancy between the apparent frequency of HSCs depicted with imaging and their rarity when measured with limiting dilution transplant. We have attempted to reconcile(More)
Although the reports that stress (such as exposure to acid) can coax somatic cells into a novel state of pluripotency have been retracted, the validity of stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) remains unclear (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/protex. 2014.008 and Supplementary Information). Here we describe the efforts of seven laboratories to(More)
In the developing mouse embryo, the first hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) arise in the aorta-gonad-mesonephros (AGM) and mature as they transit through the fetal liver (FL). Compared with FL and adult HSCs, AGM HSCs have reduced repopulation potential in irradiated adult transplant recipients but mechanisms underlying this deficiency in AGM HSCs are poorly(More)
For appropriate development, tissue and organ system morphogenesis and maturation must occur in synchrony with the overall developmental requirements of the host. Mistiming of such developmental events often results in disease. The hematopoietic system matures from the fetal state, characterized by robust erythrocytic output that supports prenatal growth in(More)
Alejandro De Los Angeles, Francesco Ferrari, Yuko Fujiwara, Ronald Mathieu, Soohyun Lee, Semin Lee, Ho-Chou Tu, Samantha Ross, Stephanie Chou, Minh Nguyen, Zhaoting Wu, Thorold W. Theunissen, Benjamin E. Powell, Sumeth Imsoonthornruksa, Jiekai Chen, Marti Borkent, Vladislav Krupalnik, Ernesto Lujan, Marius Wernig, Jacob H. Hanna, Konrad Hochedlinger,(More)
Hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation is curative for malignant and genetic blood disorders, but is limited by donor availability and immune-mismatch. Deriving HSCs from patient-matched embryonic/induced-pluripotent stem cells (ESCs/iPSCs) could address these limitations. Prior efforts in murine models exploited ectopic HoxB4 expression to drive(More)
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