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An important proof of principle has been achieved with the development of an in vitro T-cell differentiation assay based on the coculture of hematopoietic progenitors with the OP9-Delta1 stromal cell line. The original murine T cell differentiation assay has since been adapted for human T-cell differentiation, however with lower efficiency. The choice of both medium and cytokines is crucial in this assay, therefore our work has been focused on these two factors. The use of freshly reconstituted medium, the optimization of interleukine-7 (IL-7) concentration, and the addition of stem cell factor (SCF) have allowed to improve the proliferation of progenitors and T-cell precursors as well as the yield of double positive CD4+CD8+ T cells, and mature γδ and αβ T cells. These optimizations make the OP9-Delta1 system sensitive enough to perform both quantitative and qualitative assays with various type of progenitors, including those transduced by a retroviral vector. The improved OP9-Delta1 assay therefore constitutes an extremely useful test for basic research purposes and for translational medicine. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Emmanuelle M Six, Fatine Benjelloun, Alexandrine Garrigue, Delphine Bonhomme, Estelle Morillon, Julien Rouiller, Laure Cacavelli, Johanna Blondeau, Kheira Beldjord, Salima Hacein-Bey-Abina, Marina Cavazzana-Calvo, Isabelle André-Schmutz. Cytokines and culture medium have a major impact on human in vitro T-cell differentiation. Blood cells, molecules & diseases. 2011 Jun 15;47(1):72-8

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