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We investigated the capacity of a clonal osteogenic cell line MC3T3-E1, established from newborn mouse calvaria and selected on the basis of high alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity in the confluent state, to differentiate into osteoblasts and mineralize in vitro. The cells in the growing state showed a fibroblastic morphology and grew to form multiple(More)
The establishment of culture conditions that selectively support hematopoietic stem cells is an important goal of hematology. In this study, we investigated the possibility of using for this purpose a defined medium, mSFO2, which was developed for stromal cell-dependent bone marrow cultures. We found that a combination of epidermal growth factor (EGF), the(More)
We demonstrated previously that a single injection of recombinant human macrophage colony-stimulating factor (rhM-CSF) is sufficient for osteoclast recruitment and survival in osteopetrotic (op/op) mice with a deficiency in osteoclasts resulting from a mutation in M-CSF gene. In this study, we show that a single injection of recombinant human vascular(More)
Osteopetrotic (op/op) mice have a severe deficiency of osteoclasts, monocytes, and peritoneal macrophages because of a defect in the production of functional macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) resulting from a mutation within the M-CSF gene. In this study, we examined whether daily 5-,ug injections of purified recombinant human M-CSF (rhM-CSF) for(More)
PURPOSE Tissue atrophy and excessive fibrosis are prominent histologic features of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, but the underlying mechanism remains unknown. The current study was undertaken to investigate whether the increase in fibroblasts at the site of pathogenic fibrosis originated(More)
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