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Cell Stem Cell. 2007 Oct 11;1(4):428-42. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2007.07.005.

Elucidation of the phenotypic, functional, and molecular topography of a myeloerythroid progenitor cell hierarchy.

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Lund Strategic Research Center for Stem Cell Biology and Cell Therapy, Lund University, BMC I13, 221 84 Lund, Sweden; Immunology Unit, Institution for Experimental Medical Science, Lund University, BMC I13, 221 84 Lund, Sweden.

Abstract

The major myeloid blood cell lineages are generated from hematopoietic stem cells by differentiation through a series of increasingly committed progenitor cells. Precise characterization of intermediate progenitors is important for understanding fundamental differentiation processes and a variety of disease states, including leukemia. Here, we evaluated the functional in vitro and in vivo potentials of a range of prospectively isolated myeloid precursors with differential expression of CD150, Endoglin, and CD41. Our studies revealed a hierarchy of myeloerythroid progenitors with distinct lineage potentials. The global gene expression signatures of these subsets were consistent with their functional capacities, and hierarchical clustering analysis suggested likely lineage relationships. These studies provide valuable tools for understanding myeloid lineage commitment, including isolation of an early erythroid-restricted precursor, and add to existing models of hematopoietic differentiation by suggesting that progenitors of the innate and adaptive immune system can separate late, following the divergence of megakaryocytic/erythroid potential.

PMID:
18371379
DOI:
10.1016/j.stem.2007.07.005
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