Published in Blood Weekly, February 19th, 2009
"Here, we show that targeted deletion of the mouse Pot1b gene results in increased apoptosis in highly proliferative tissues. In the setting of telomerase haploinsufficiency, loss of Pot1b results in depletion of germ cells and complete bone marrow failure due to increased apoptosis, culminating in premature death. Pot1b(-/-) mTR(-/-) hematopoietic progenitor and stem cells display...
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