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Pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) are critical in sustaining and constantly renewing the blood and immune system. The ability to alter biological characteristics of HSC by introducing and expressing genes would have enormous therapeutic possibilities. Previous unpublished work suggested that human HSC co-express CD34 (cluster of differentiation 34; an HSC marker) and CD155 (poliovirus receptor; also called Necl-5/Tage4/PVR/CD155). In the present study, we demonstrate the co-expression of CD34 and CD155 in primary human HSC. In addition, we demonstrate that poliovirus infects and replicates in human hematopoietic progenitor cell lines. Finally, we show that poliovirus replicates in CD34+ enriched primary HSC. CD34+ enriched HSC co-express CD155 and support poliovirus replication. These data may help further understanding of poliovirus spread in vivo and also demonstrate that human HSC may be amenable for gene therapy via poliovirus-capsid-based vectors. They may also help elucidate the normal function of Necl-5/Tage4/PVR/CD155.


M Freistadt, K E Eberle, W Huang, P Schwarzenberger. CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells support entry and replication of poliovirus: a potential new gene introduction route. Cancer gene therapy. 2013 Mar;20(3):201-7

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