Ilana Nathan

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Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy has been established as a fast spectroscopic method for biochemical analysis of cells and tissues. In this research we aimed to investigate FTIR's utility for identifying and characterizing different modes of cell death, using leukemic cell lines as a model system. CCRF-CEM and U937 leukemia cells were treated(More)
OBJECTIVE Burst-forming unit erythroid and colony-forming unit erythroid growth in vitro is lower in studies of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients than healthy controls. Burst-forming unit erythroid growth was potentiated by addition of 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) [1,25(OH)(2)D(3)] and normalized by erythropoietin (Epo) therapy,(More)
The MTT-based assay relies upon the cellular reduction of tetrazolium salts to their intensely colored formazans. The test is easy to perform in hematological malignancies and is adaptable for high throughput of samples, although there are some minor limitations in its application resulting from metabolic interference. This class of assays are highly(More)
We assessed clinical results in 145 patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia in chronic phase who satisfied criteria for interferon-alpha failure and were thus eligible for treatment with imatinib at the Hammersmith Hospital. We used univariate and multivariate analyses to develop a risk score based on features defined after treatment for 3 months. We(More)
BACKGROUND Recent advances in chemotherapeutic treatment of childhood acute leukemia have improved remission rates to about 80%. With the development of novel drugs and treatment protocols adapted for specific individual patients, a simple diagnostic tool for following patients' responses on a daily basis is required. In the present clinical study, we have(More)
Mimosine, a non-protein amino acid, is mainly known for its action as a reversible inhibitor of DNA replication and, therefore, has been widely used as a cell cycle synchronizing agent. Recently, it has been shown that mimosine also induces apoptosis, as mainly reflected in its ability to elicit characteristic nuclear changes. The present study elucidates(More)
Echis colorata bites cause impairment of platelet aggregation and hemostatic disorders. The mechanism by which the snake venom inhibits platelet aggregation was studied. Upon fractionation, aggregation impairment activity and L-amino acid oxidase activity were similarly separated from the crude venom, unlike other venom enzymes. Preparations of L-amino acid(More)
A highly sensitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technique was observed for serological detection of antibodies against platelets. A covalently bound to Sepharose CL-4B was used to enrich sera in the IgG3 subclass of antibodies. The ELISA procedure as applied to detect anti-platelet antibodies in patients with herpes or rubella viral infections(More)
Adhesiveness in citrated whole blood is critically pH dependent at hydrogenion concentrations close to the physiological range. While platelets in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) adhere poorly in glass-bead columns, washed platelets and particularly gel-filtered platelets (GFP), prepared from PRP, are adhesive, Separation of PRP on a Sepharose 2B column revealed(More)