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

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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.


  • Cornelis J. H. Pronk
  • Derrick J. Rossi
  • Robert Månsson
  • Joanne Attema
  • Gudmundur Norddahl
  • Charles Kwok Fai Chan
  • Mikael Sigvardsson
  • Irving L. Weissman
  • David Bryder
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  • Cell Biology
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-442
JournalCell Stem Cell
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Hematopoietic Stem Cell Laboratory (013022012), Immunology (013212020)

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