Susanne Roscher

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The t(12;21) translocation, generating the TEL/AML1 fusion protein, is the most common genetic lesion in childhood cancer. Using a bone marrow transplantation model, we demonstrate that TEL/AML1 expression impinges on normal hematopoietic differentiation, leading to the in vivo accumulation and persistence of an early progenitor compartment with a(More)
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)
One restriction of retroviral gene transfer into hematopoietic stem cells is the low level of amphotropic virus receptor. In the present study, we examined whether retroviral vectors pseudotyped with the G-protein of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) can overcome this restriction. Human progenitor cells purified by magnetic beads and cell sorting were(More)
Vesicular stomatitis virus G protein (VSV-G)-pseudotyped retroviral vectors have become more feasible for clinical gene transfer protocols since stable tetracycline (tet)-regulated packaging cell lines have become available. Here, we analyzed superinfection interference in VSV-G-pseudotyped and classic amphotropic packaging cell lines. No superinfection(More)
Foamy viruses have several qualities favorable for vector development: they are not known to cause disease; they can transduce stationary cells; and the foamy virus receptor is expressed on a wide variety of cells. Here, we analyzed the level of virus receptor expression on hematopoietic progenitor cells. Foamy virus binding was measured by a flow(More)
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