Volume 3.03 | Jan 24

Hematopoiesis News 3.03, January 24, 2012
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TOP STORY
GATA-3 Regulates Hematopoietic Stem Cell Maintenance and Cell Cycle Entry
Researchers show here that Gata3 null mutant mice generate fewer long-term repopulating hematopoietic stem cells (LT-HSCs), and further that fewer Gata3 null LT-HSC are in cycle. [Blood] Abstract

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PUBLICATIONS (Ranked by Impact Factor of the Journal)

LABORATORY RESEARCH

Osteoblastic Expansion Induced by Parathyroid Hormone Receptor Signaling in Murine Osteocytes Is Not Sufficient to Increase Hematopoietic Stem Cells
To establish whether osteocyte-mediated parathyroid hormone 1 receptor (PTH1R) signaling expands hematopoietic stem cells, researchers studied mice expressing a constitutively active PTH1R in osteocytes. [Blood] Abstract

Interferon Regulatory Factor 8 Extinguishes Neutrophil Production and Promotes Dendritic Cell Lineage Commitment in Both Myeloid and Lymphoid Mouse Progenitors
To determine how distinct progenitors can generate similar downstream lineages, researchers examined the transcriptional changes that accompany loss of in vivo myeloid potential as common myeloid progenitors differentiate into common dendritic cell progenitors, and as lymphoid-primed multipotent progenitors differentiate into all lymphoid progenitors. [Blood] Abstract

Myeloid Translocation Gene 16 Is Required for Maintenance of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Quiescence
BrdU incorporation assays indicated that in the absence of myeloid translocation gene 16 (Mtg16) more long-term stem cells were in the S phase, even after competitive bone marrow transplantation where normal stem and progenitor cells are present, suggesting that Mtg16 plays a role in the maintenance of stem cell quiescence. [EMBO J] Abstract

Hematopoietic Stem Cell (HSC) Mobilizing Agents G-CSF, Cyclophosphamide or AMD3100 Have Distinct Mechanisms of Action on Bone Marrow HSC Niches and Bone Formation
Researchers compared the effect of three mobilizing agents on bone marrow macrophages, bone formation, osteoblasts, HSC niches and HSC reconstitution potential. [Leukemia] Abstract

PKA/cAMP Response Element-Binding Protein Signaling Triggers Initiation of Endothelial and Hematopoietic Cell Differentiation via Etv2 Induction
Here researchers show that protein kinase A (PKA) activation in an earlier differentiation stage can trigger endothelial cell/hematopoietic cell differentiation through Etv2 induction. [Stem Cells] Abstract

In Vivo Enrichment of Cytidine Deaminase Gene-Modified Hematopoietic Cells by Prolonged Cytosine-Arabinoside Application
Researchers’ data demonstrate marked differences in hematotoxicity between alternative cytosine-arabinoside (Ara-C) dosing schemes and suggest thorough in vivo toxicity studies to optimize further Ara-C dosing en route to safe and stable enrichment of gene-corrected hematopoiesis. [Cytotherapy] Abstract

Severe Microcytic Anemia but Increased Erythropoiesis in Mice Lacking Hfe or Tfr2 and Tmprss6
Researchers demonstrate that lack of functional Tfr2 and Hfe allows for increased erythropoiesis even in the presence of high hepcidin expression, but the high levels of hepcidin levels significantly limit the availability of iron to the erythron, resulting in ineffective erythropoiesis. [Blood Cells Mol Dis] Abstract

CLINICAL RESEARCH

The Genetic Basis of Early T-Cell Precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Scientists performed whole-genome sequencing of 12 early T-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia cases and assessed the frequency of the identified somatic mutations in 94 T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia cases. [Nature] Abstract | Press Release

Novel Myeloma-Associated Antigens Revealed in the Context of Syngeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Scientists hypothesized that syngeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation would facilitate the identification of graft-versus-myeloma-associated antigens since donor immune responses in this setting should exclusively target unique tumor antigens in the absence of donor-host genetic disparities. [Blood] Abstract

Administration of ON 01210.Na after Exposure to Ionizing Radiation Protects Bone Marrow Cells by Attenuating DNA Damage Response
This study investigates the potential of ON 01210.Na, a chlorobenzylsulfone derivative, in ameliorating radiation-induced hematopoietic toxicity when administered after exposure to radiation. [Radiat Oncol] Abstract

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Celldex Therapeutics Announces Initiation of Phase I Clinical Trial of CDX-301
Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. announced that dosing has initiated in a Phase I study of its hematopoietic growth factor, CDX-301, in healthy subjects. [Celldex Therapeutics, Inc.] Press Release

CIRM Allocates $40 Million to Support Stem Cell Genomics, Speeding Development of Therapies for Patients
California stem cell scientists will have a new resource for advancing therapies with a $40 million initiative approved by the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). [California Institute for Regenerative Medicine] Press Release

Seattle Genetics Announces Updates to ADCETRIS Prescribing Information
Seattle Genetics, Inc. announced updates to the U.S. Prescribing Information for ADCETRIS (brentuximab vedotin). [Seattle Genetics, Inc.] Press Release

Formula Pharmaceuticals Appoints Martyn Greenacre to Board of Directors
Formula Pharmaceuticals announced the appointment of Martyn Greenacre to the Board of Directors. [Formula Pharmaceuticals] Press Release

POLICY NEWS
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European Medicines Agency (European Union)

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (United Kingdom)

Therapeutic Goods Administration (Australia)
EVENTS

NEW Abcam plc – Origins of Tissue Stem Cells
June 28-29, 2012
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

NEW Gordon Research Conferences – Stem Cells & Cancer
February 20-25, 2012
Ventura, United States

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Research and Development Technologist, hPSC Media (STEMCELL Technologies)

Scientist – Pluripotent Stem Cells (STEMCELL Technologies)

Research Technologist, Manufacturing Sciences (STEMCELL Technologies)

Business Analyst – Product Management (STEMSOFT Software)

Postdoctoral Researchers (Centre for Cancer Biology)

Postdoctoral/Research Associate (Children’s Memorial Research Center)

Pediatric Faculty – Hematology/Oncology Stem Cell Sciences (The University of Chicago)

Physician – Hematology/Oncology (Veterans Affairs)

Postdoctoral Positions in Stem Cell Biology (Columbia University)

Professorship in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Head (University of Göttingen)


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