I Z Leiderman

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Hypogonadal mice with a genetic deficiency of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) have low levels of luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and gonadal steroids. In this study we found differences from normal mice in many aspects of thymic development. Thymus weights and cellularity were higher in hypogonadal than in normal male mice(More)
Recent technical achievements allow satisfactory cryopreservation of human platelets that, after thawing and washing, maintain functional viability for therapeutic use. We have now demonstrated that such previously frozen platelets retain full HLA antigenic activity in spite of the combination of freezing, thawing, and washing procedures and the presence of(More)
We evaluated the cellular immunity of 408 clinically stratified subjects at risk for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), to define the role of interferon-alpha production deficits in the pathogenesis of opportunistic infections (OI). We followed 115 prospectively for up to 45 mo. Onset of OI was associated with, and predicted by, deficiency both of(More)
Patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) often present with neutropenia. To elucidate the mechanism(s) of this HIV-related neutropenia, we assessed the proliferative capacity of the granulocyte-macrophage progenitor cell (CFU-GM) from the bone marrow (BM) of 78 patients within the AIDS spectrum manifesting symptoms or signs related to(More)
We have characterized thyroid microsomal antigen (M-Ag) prepared from Graves' and normal thyroid tissues using 100,000 x g thyroid membrane fractions in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays with pooled polyclonal human sera containing high titers of antibody to M-Ag. A ten-fold parallel increase in dose inhibition potencies occurred with M-Ag preparations(More)
A 35-year-old Ashkenazi woman with Gaucher's disease was evaluated for persistent thrombocytopenia. The diagnosis of Gaucher's disease was made by bone marrow aspiration and confirmed by the determination of glucocerebrosidase levels in leukocytes and cultured skin fibroblasts. Studies of platelet-associated IgG and in vivo platelet survival demonstrated(More)
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