Quick Search:

uzh logo
Browse by:

Zurich Open Repository and Archive

Maintenance: Tuesday, July the 26th 2016, 07:00-10:00

ZORA's new graphical user interface will be relaunched (For further infos watch out slideshow ZORA: Neues Look & Feel). There will be short interrupts on ZORA Service between 07:00am and 10:00 am. Please be patient.

Templin, C; Kotlarz, D; Rathinam, C; Rudolph, C; Schätzlein, S; Ramireddy, K; Rudolph, K L; Schlegelberger, B; Klein, C; Drexler, H (2008). Establishment of immortalized multipotent hematopoietic progenitor cell lines by retroviral-mediated gene transfer of beta-catenin. Experimental Hematology, 36(2):204-215.

Full text not available from this repository.

View at publisher


OBJECTIVE: Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are characterized by their ability to give rise to all mature blood lineages and to renew themselves. In the present study, we show that beta-catenin plays an essential role in the immortalization of hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cellular, molecular, and cytogenetic properties of the immortalized HPCs were determined using flow cytometry (immunophenotyping), microscopy (telomere length, spectral karyotyping), telomere repeat amplification protocol assay (telomerase activity), real-time polymerase chain reaction (expression studies), and in vitro and in vivo differentiation assays. RESULTS: Retroviral-mediated overexpression of human beta-catenin in lin(-)- and lin(-)Sca-1+c-kit+ hematopoietic cells led to generation of novel, murine interleukin-3-, and stem cell factor-dependent hematopoietic multipotent progenitor cell lines (DK1mix and DK2mix) with stable surface antigen expression of the stem cell markers Sca-1 and c-kit (>92%) in long-term culture. Further, immunophenotypic characterization revealed a CD244+CD150(-)CD48(-) phenotype of DKmix cells, which is consistent with the expression profile of multipotential hematopoietic progenitors. Upon exposure to selective hematopoietic cytokines in vitro, and upon transplantation into irradiated congenic recipients, DKmix cells generated progenies of lymphoid and myeloid lineages. Continuous in vitro proliferation and expansion of DKmix cells were associated with stabilized telomere length and consistent telomerase activity. Interestingly, constitutive expression of beta-catenin was not required for sustained long-term viability and proliferation of immortalized DKmix cells. CONCLUSION: In summary, our findings define beta-catenin as an important regulator in HPC self-renewal and function. Further, our results distinguish the importance of beta-catenin in the immortalization process of HPCs, from its dispensable role in their maintenance.


8 citations in Web of Science®
10 citations in Scopus®
Google Scholar™


Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:12 Jan 2010 15:09
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:44
Publisher DOI:10.1016/j.exphem.2007.10.005
PubMed ID:18206728

Users (please log in): suggest update or correction for this item

Repository Staff Only: item control page