Cytokine regulation of early human lymphopoiesis.

An in vitro culture system in which bone marrow-derived fibroblast-like cells support the growth of TdT+ colonies derived from CD34+/CD10- human bone marrow progenitor cells has recently been described. The regulatory role of cytokines during early B lineage commitment was investigated using this culture system. Expression of IL-7, a cytokine that induces… CONTINUE READING