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The efficiency of five different cryopreservation protocols (our original controlled-rate and noncontrolled-rate protocols) was evaluated on the basis of the recovery after thawing of very primitive pluripotent hemopoietic stem cells (MRA(CFU-GM), pluripotent progenitors (CFU-Sd12) and committed granulocyte-monocyte progenitors (CFU-GM) in mouse bone(More)
The influence of recombinant human IL-17 on granulocyte-macrophage (CFU-GM) and erythroid (BFU-E and CFU-E) progenitors and the release of IL-1alpha/beta, IL-6 and erythropoietin (EPO) was estimated in the bone marrow cells obtained from normal and sublethally irradiated mice. In normal mice IL-17 increased CFU-GM and BFU-E and reduced CFU-E derived(More)
The aim of this study was to clarify the nature of the abnormalities of granulopoiesis in anemic b/b rats. The size of different granulocytic cell compartments (granulocytic and macrophage precursor cells, proliferative and nonproliferative morphologically recognizable granulocytic cells) in the bone marrow, spleen, and peripheral blood was determined, and(More)
The multiple effects of interleukin-1 (IL-1) on hematopoietic cells are mainly documented in disturbed hematopoiesis, but its production and participation during constitutive hematopoiesis are still unproven. To assess the involvement of IL-1 in the regulation of steady-state hematopoiesis in vivo, we have investigated the consequences of IL-1 receptor(More)
Changes in the number and ex vivo function of peripheral blood neutrophils were investigated following intraperitoneal administration of cadmium-chloride in rats. Besides a dose-dependent increase in the number of peripheral blood neutrophils, changes were found in the functional state of isolated polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs). Increased spontaneous(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the signal transduction pathways associated with the clonal development of myeloid and erythroid progenitor cells. The contribution of particular signaling molecules of protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs), mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase, and PI-3 kinase signaling to the growth of murine bone marrow colony(More)
Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) potently induces the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) during tumoral progression. Although Sky-interacting protein (SKIP) regulates TGF-β1-induced Smad activation, its role in the induction of cell malignance remains uncertain. We found that TGF-β1 increases SKIP expression in PDV cells. In cells stably(More)
The effects of interleukin (IL)-17 on nitric oxide (NO) synthase (NOS) expression, as well as the participation of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) in IL-17-mediated effects were examined in murine bone marrow cells. The results demonstrated the ability of IL-17 to upregulate the expression of mRNA for both inducible NOS and constitutive,(More)
Low O(2) concentration (1%) favors the self-renewal of hematopoietic stem cells and inhibits committed progenitors (CFC). Since IL-6 influences both stem cells and committed progenitors at 20% O(2), we studied its effects in cultures at 1% O(2). The pre-CFC activity in Lin- population of mouse bone marrow was analyzed following 10 days of serum-free culture(More)
Psychological stress affects different physiological processes including haematopoiesis. However, erythropoietic effects of chronic psychological stress remain largely unknown. The adult spleen contains a distinct microenvironment favourable for rapid expansion of erythroid progenitors in response to stressful stimuli, and emerging evidence suggests that(More)