Use of serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) technology reveals new granulocytic markers.

Because of its short life span in blood, its low RNA content and its highly condensed nucleus, the granulocyte was initially considered as a terminally differentiated cell unable to express novel genes. However, mature granulocytes still contain a variety of mRNAs and may respond to external stimuli by rapid and complex changes in gene expression. The… CONTINUE READING