Colleen Friend

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Cells of a cloned line of murine virus-induced erythroleukemia were stimulated to differentiate along the erythroid pathway by dimethyl sulfoxide at concentrations that did not inhibit growth. A rise in the number of benzidine-positive normoblasts was accompanied by increased synthesis of heme and hemoglobin and a decrease in the malignancy of the cells.(More)
BACKGROUND Administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) has been shown to increase bacterial translocation (BT) in vivo and in vitro. In addition, LPS upregulates inducible nitric oxide synthase expression in the intestinal epithelium-a phenomenon that can either enhance microbial killing, or alternatively, promote BT by impairing the gut barrier. OBJECTIVE(More)
O-Ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) activity in cultures of Friend erythroleukemia cells induced to differentiate with various compounds was examined. Based on ability to stimulate ODC activity, the inducers tested could be divided into two categories. Inducers of the first class, among which were dimethyl sulfoxide and hexamethylene bisacetamide, stimulated(More)