Published in Blood Weekly, May 24th, 1999
Heparan sulfate (HS) proteoglycans of bone marrow (BM) stromal cells and their extracellular matrix are important components of the microenvironment of hematopoietic tissues and are involved in the interaction of hematopoietic stem and stromal cells.
Previous studies have emphasized the role of HS proteoglycan synthesis by BM stromal cells. Zofia Drzeniek, University of Technology, Aachen, Germany, and colleagues recently demonstrated, however, that the human hematopoietic progenitor cell line TF-1...
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