Journal article

Growth Suppressors IFI-204 and IFI-205 Inhibit Primitive Hematopoietic Cell Proliferation In Vitro and in Vivo.

Kimberly Klarmann, Daniel Gough, Benyam Asefa, Chris Clarke, Katie Renn, Ricky Johnstone, Jonathan Keller

Blood | American Society of Hematology | Published : 2004


Abstract Members of the interferon inducible-200 (IFI-200) family of proteins inhibit cell growth and may be important mediators of differentiation. We examined IFI-204 and IFI-205 mRNA expression in purified populations of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells at different stages of maturation using quantitative RT-PCR and found that their expression markedly increased during myeloid maturation. To evaluate the effect of IFI-205 and IFI-204 on hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) growth, we transduced these genes into mouse bone marrow cells (BMC) using retroviral vectors. The presence IFI-204 or IFI-205 resulted in a decrease in cell growth in response to hematopoietic growth fac..

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