H Kamisaku

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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)
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)
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)
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)
Studies on the immediate and long-term effects of radiation on the immune system of specific-pathogen-free mice are summarized in this paper. There was a striking difference in the radiation response of lymphocyte subsets; B cells consist of a fairly radiosensitive homogeneous population, whereas T cells consist of a large percentage (greater than 90 per(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)
The I-J determinant of membrane glycoprotein is known to be expressed exclusively on suppressor T cells (TS), which have a crucial role in the regulation of immune responses. I-J also comprises part of the soluble factor (TSF) with suppressor activity which is secreted from TS. Gene-mapping experiments have indicated that the I-J gene lies between the I-A(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)
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)