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Interleukin-2 receptor (IL-2R) expression on bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cells was studied in patients with sarcoidosis using immune cytochemistry and cytometric analysis. A low percentage of alveolar lymphocytes (AL) was found positive for IL-2R, with 7% in patients with impaired lung function and 6% in patients with normal lung function (0.4% in control(More)
1. Toad and rabbit maturing erythroid cells were comparatively analysed with regard to their ultrastructural modifications involved in hemoglobin (Hb) biosynthesis. 2. The mitochondrial inner membrane differentiates to a lamellated body that, successively, gives rise to prehemosomal vesicles, prohemosomes, and to hemoglobinized organelles called hemosomes.(More)
The ultrastructure of the resting thrombocytes of the snake Waglerophis merremii and the process of ADP aggregation are studied. These thrombocytes are nucleate, ellipsoidal, and contain a marginal band. Endoplasmic reticulum and ribosomes are few. An open canalicular system, Golgi complex, granules resembling the alpha-granules in human platelets, and(More)
A morphological study of hemoglobin biosynthesis activity in rabbit-embryo liver and peripheral blood was comparatively developed. Orthochromatic erythroblasts and reticulocytes of the same maturing degree were analysed through thin sections, as to their organellar constitution and behaviour regarding iron incorporation. It was found that peripheral blood(More)
Tissue cultures of HeLa cells in Hank's medium suspension, previously mixed with a solution containing reticulocyte polysomes and/or free globin, hemoglobin and blood plasma from bled rabbits, were homogenized, and an electrophoretic pattern of hemoglobin band was obtained from the supernatant; hemoglobin denatures under the tissue culture conditions. HeLa(More)
1. Rabbit-kidney epithelial cell cultures were induced to synthesize hemoglobin, by previously mixing cell suspensions with solutions containing reticulocyte free globin, hemoglobin and anemic rabbit blood plasma. As control, a solution without globin was used. 2. After a 24 hr culture growth period, hemoglobin was absent, as stated through electrophoresis,(More)
An increase of organelles occurs at the reticulocytary maturation stage, when compared with the erythroblastic one, in the peripheral blood of embryos and of patients with acquired hemolytic anemia. This increase is due to hemosome formation, in which possibly the final stage of hemoglobin biosynthesis may take place. In animals with posthemorrhagic anemia,(More)