Reconstitution of lymphoid development and function in ZAP-70-deficient mice following gene transfer into bone marrow cells.


Mutations in the ZAP-70 protein tyrosine kinase gene result in a severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) characterized by a selective inability to produce CD8(+) T cells and a signal transduction defect in peripheral CD4(+) cells. Transplantation of genetically modified hematopoietic progenitor cells that express the wild-type ZAP-70 gene may provide… (More)