H Kamisaku

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We previously indicated that intensity of the graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) effect varied among different leukemias in MHC-compatible, allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Cellular factors responsible for differences in intensity of the GVL effect were examined by using two types of leukemias, i.e., a resistant leukemia (LE750) and a sensitive(More)
We established several H-2-restricted lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV)-specific cytotoxic T cell clones from spleens of virus-primed C57BL/6 or C57BL/10 (H-2b) and B10.BR (H-2k) mice and from allogeneic C57BL/10----B10.BR and B10.BR----C57BL/10 bone marrow chimeras. Two T cell clones of H-2b origin and restricted to H-2b, 3 of H-2k origin and(More)
Earlier studies from this laboratory using Thy 1 congenic B10 strain mice suggested that a depletion of T cell progenitors (pre T cells) in the bone marrow in addition to the destruction of the thymus after fractionated whole body X-irradiation (IR) are the two main critical factors that cause differentiation arrest of initially repopulating intrathymic(More)
Using an intrathymic injection assay on B10 Thy-1 congenic mice, it was demonstrated that thymic prelymphoma cells first developed within the thymuses from 4 to 8 days after split-dose irradiation and were detected in more than 63% of the test donor thymuses when examined at 21 and 31 days after irradiation. Moreover, some mice (25%) at 2 mo after(More)
An experiment was conducted to reexamine earlier observations that lymphomas could develop from lymphocytes present in nonirradiated thymuses grafted into thymectomized, fractionally (170 R, 4 doses) irradiated mice by using B10. Thy 1 congenic donor-host combinations. The results indicated that: (a) 37 of 91 thymectomized, fractionally irradiated B10. Thy(More)
Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) experiments were conducted using B10.Thy 1 congenic mice to explore the nature of bone marrow-thymus interactions during thymic lymphomagenesis induced by fractionated whole-body X-irradiation (FX). BMT from normal Thy 1 congenic donors into FX-treated recipients one day after FX-treatment resulted in the suppression of(More)
Immunohistochemical studies were made on the regeneration of T cells of host- and donor-type in the thymus and spleen of radiation bone marrow chimeras by using B10- and B10.BR-Thy-1 congenic mice. Both the thymic cortex and the medulla were first repopulated with thymocytes of irradiated host origin, restoring the normal histologic appearance by days 11 to(More)
Allogeneic irradiation bone marrow chimeras C57BL/10 (H-2b) leads to B10.BR (H-2k) and B10.BR (H-2k) leads to C57BL/10 (H-2b) were raised under specific pathogen-free (SPF) conditions; they survived very well and were healthy under SPF for 3-4 months and subsequently, under conventional housing conditions, for 1 to 8 months. Their immune response against(More)
PURPOSE B10 strain mice are susceptible to the induction of thymic lymphomas by fractionated whole-body X-irradiation (FI), whereas C3H and STS mice are resistant. The nature of the factors responsible for the strain difference in the susceptibility to thymic lymphomagenesis was investigated by using radiation bone marrow chimeras. METHODS Radiation bone(More)
A striking difference in radiosensitivity was noted between C3H/He (H-2k) and C57BL/6J (H-2b) strain mice when assessed by primary anti-SRBC PFC response of intact animals and primary cell-mediated lympholysis (CML) response of spleen cells to allogeneic cells in vitro, the C3H strain being more radioresistant. On the other hand, when C3H and B6 mice were(More)