Vivek M Tanavde

Learn More
Ex vivo culture of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells could potentially improve the efficacy of human placental/umbilical cord blood (CB) in clinical hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation and allow gene transduction using conventional retroviral vectors. Therefore, we first examined the effects of a 7-day period of ex vivo culture on the(More)
Both oncoretroviral and lentiviral vectors have been shown to transduce CD34(+) human hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) capable of establishing human hematopoiesis in nonobese diabetic/severe combined immunodeficiency (NOD/SCID) mice that support partially human hematopoiesis. We and others have reported that murine stem cell virus (MSCV)-based oncoretroviral(More)
Lentiviral vectors (LVs) offer several advantages over traditional oncoretroviral vectors. LVs efficiently transduce slowly dividing cells, including hematopoietic stem-progenitor cells (HSCs), resulting in stable gene transfer and expression. Additionally, recently developed self-inactivating (SIN) LVs allow promoter-specific transgene expression. For many(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study we compared the hematopoietic capacity of CD34+ cell preparations from neonatal cord blood (CB) vs adult mobilized peripheral blood (PBSC) before and after ex vivo culture. METHODS CD34+ cell preparations purified from CB or PBSC were cultured in serum-free medium containing FKT: FLT-3 ligand (FL), KIT ligand (KL), and(More)
Fas-mediated apoptosis is a major physiologic mechanism by which activated T cells are eliminated after antigen-stimulated clonal expansion generates a specific cellular immune response. Because activated T cells are the major effectors of allograft rejection, we hypothesized that genetically modifying allogeneic bone marrow (BM) cells prior to(More)
We report on the results of a study using high molecular weight dextran for depletion of red blood cells (RBCs) from cord blood. Our technique achieved efficient RBC depletion by sedimentation without a significant loss in haemopoietic stem cells. Cord blood units were fractionated for erythrocyte depletion by unit gravity sedimentation in 3 per cent high(More)
The microenvironment in the haematopoietic organs plays an important role in regulating and sustaining differentiation and self-renewal of haematopoietic stem cells. Although crucial for stem cell maintenance and homing, the stromal cell-stem cell interactions are poorly understood. Here we show that an ICAM-like molecule is responsible for stem cell(More)
Fas-mediated apoptosis is a major physiologic mechanism by which activated T cells are eliminated after antigen-stimulated clonal expansion generates a specific cellular immune response. Because activated T cells are the major effectors of allograft rejection, we hypothesized that genetically modifying allogeneic bone marrow (BM) cells prior to(More)
  • 1