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Several morphological and functional properties of microglial cells, the resident immunoeffector cells of the central nervous system (CNS), differ from those of monocytes/macrophages in other tissues. Microglia are assumed to derive from myelonocytic lineage, possibly as a distinct subpopulation that diverges from a common cell line early in ontogeny,(More)
Fresh heart valve allografts were preserved at 4 degrees C for 14 days, cryopreserved and stored for 63 days, and studied for endothelial viability and antigenicity, in order to obtain some information on the immunobiological status of allografts before transplantation. The surgical technique described by Ross for subcoronary position is preferred and(More)
Etoposide and cytarabine have been shown to exert high antileukemic activity and are currently under study as preparatory agents before allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. However, data concerning their engraftment-promoting potency are scarce. Therefore, we tested these agents in LEW rats receiving a myeloablative dose of busulfan followed by transfer(More)
A specific rabbit anti-rat macrophage antiserum (SAM) was prepared with a cytotoxic reactivity pattern complementary to that of a specific anti-lymphocyte serum. This was used to characterise adherent and non-adherent spleen cell subpopulations in mixed lymphocyte cultures. Adherent SAM+ cells reacted as accessory cells whereas non-adherent SAM+ cells were(More)
The use of autoclaved bone grafts was studied in animal experiments. First we checked the immunological response in inbred rats. No antigen-antibody reaction could be detected after syngenic and allogenic autoclaved bone grafting. The bone healing of autogenous autoclaved rib grafts of different length was tested in inbred dogs. After polychrome sequential(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic allograft failure represents the major cause of late morbidity and mortality after solid organ transplantation. Despite the pathological and clinical changes of this disease being well-described, the etiology and the causative factors are still under discussion. Several clinical, as well experimental studies, emphasize the significance of(More)