The My-10 glycoprotein is an hematopoietic cell surface antigen expressed specifically by undifferentiated (blast) cells, constituting 1%-4% of normal adult bone marrow leukocytes. We used several immunological and in vitro culture methods to analyze the expression of this unique antigen on a variety of lymphohematopoietic progenitor cells. Colony-forming cells (CFC) for granulocyte-monocyte colonies (CFC-GM) and erythroid colonies (BFU-E) were predominantly My-10 positive. CFC with higher proliferative potential were more strongly My-10 positive than CFC with lower proliferative potential, and those for mixed-lineage and blast cell colonies were even more uniformly My-10 positive. Cells maintaining CFC-GM number in short-term marrow culture (pre-CFC) were found to be My-10 positive, as were lymphoid precursors defined by their content of intranuclear terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase. More mature erythroid precursors (CFU-E) were heterogeneous for antigen expression and lost My-10 antigen progressively, in parallel with advancing maturational stage. The My-10 antigen permits rapid identification and purification of hematopoietic progenitor cells for further study or potential clinical application. The disappearance of the My-10 antigen, moreover, may be a probe for differentiation-linked cellular events.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology
- Cancer Research