Antigenic analysis of hematopoiesis. VI. Flow cytometric characterization of My-10-positive progenitor cells in normal human bone marrow

Exp Hematol. 1987 Jan;15(1):10-7.


We have previously shown [1] that the anti-My-10 murine monoclonal antibody detected an epitope of a 115-kDa glycoprotein expressed specifically on KG-1a leukemia cells and a small subset of normal human bone marrow cells. This My-10+ marrow cell subset was shown to contain a highly enriched population of morphologic blast cells and hematopoietic colony-forming cells [1]. In this report, My-10+ cells were characterized, by flow cytometry, as an approximately 1% subpopulation of normal human bone marrow cells. My-10+ cells were slightly larger than lymphocytes and agranular, as determined by their fluorescence-activating cell sorting (-er) (FACS) light-scattering properties. In two-color immunofluorescence experiments, My-10+ cells coexpressed the HLA-DR antigen. However, there was no detectable cellular coexpression of My-10 with either the Leu 1-5, 7, 9, 11, 15, M3, or My-18 antigens. There was an average of approximately 50,000 My-10 molecules per My-10+ marrow cell. This provides further evidence that the My-10 molecule is expressed, at relatively low levels, selectively on early human marrow cells but not on mature lymphohematopoietic cells.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Antigens, Differentiation, T-Lymphocyte
  • Antigens, Surface / analysis*
  • Bone Marrow / immunology
  • Bone Marrow Cells*
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Flow Cytometry
  • HLA-DR Antigens / analysis
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cells / immunology*
  • Humans
  • T-Lymphocytes / immunology


  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Antigens, Differentiation, T-Lymphocyte
  • Antigens, Surface
  • HLA-DR Antigens