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We have recently described Poliovirus Receptor Related 2 (PRR2), a new cell surface molecule homologous to the poliovirus receptor (PVR/CD155). Both molecules are transmembrane glycoproteins belonging to the Ig superfamily (IgSF). They contain 3 Ig domains of V, C2, and C2 types in their extracellular regions that share 51% aa identity. The PRR2 gene(More)
Compared with adults, pediatric mastocytosis has a relatively favorable prognosis. Interestingly, a difference was also observed in the status of c-kit mutations according to the age of onset. Although most adult patients have a D(816)V mutation in phosphotransferase domain (PTD), we have described that half of the children carry mutations in extracellular(More)
KARAP/DAP12 is a broadly distributed transmembrane signaling polypeptide with an immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motif, and is non-covalently associated with a variety of activating surface receptors. We report here the characterization of transgenic mice that overexpress KARAP/DAP12 polypeptides in both myeloid and lymphoid compartments.(More)
We have developed a gene trap approach to select specific cytokine receptor/ligand responsive genes in the cell line TF-1. This cell line exhibits a dependency on granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) or interleukin-3 (IL-3) and responds to interleukin-5 (IL-5). In an attempt to detect genes modulated by one of these factors, cells were(More)
We have previously identified the transcript encoding NACA (the alpha chain of the nascent-polypeptide-associated complex) as a cytokine-modulated specific transcript in the human TF-1 erythroleukemic cell line. This protein was already known to be a transcriptional co-activator that acts by potentiating AP-1 activity in osteoblasts, and is known to be(More)
In an article recently published in Blood, Elliott et al 1 reported that commercially available anti–erythropoietin receptor (anti-EpoR) antibodies are hardly usable to predict EpoR expression because of their low specificity and affinity. Although we agree with the authors that many of these antibodies work poorly, we strongly disagree with them concerning(More)
Development of the hematopoietic lineages is partially under the control of hematopoietic receptors with tyrosine kinase activity (RTK). To compare the cellular functions of two of the class III RTK, FLT3 and KIT, a murine chimeric FMS/FLT3 (FF3) receptor was expressed ectopically using retroviral infection, in normal IL3-derived cultured mast cells.(More)
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