J. R. Maisin

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Male BALB/c mice, 12 weeks old, were given a single exposure of either 137Cs gamma rays or d(50)-Be neutrons at a dose rate of 3 Gy/min. The animals were kept until death, and causes of death or possible causes of death were ascertained by autopsy and histology. The data were evaluated by competing risk methods. The survival time dose-effect curve for both(More)
C57Bl Cnb mice were exposed to single or fractionated d(50)+Be neutrons or 137Cs gamma-ray exposure at 12 weeks of age and were followed for life-shortening and disease incidence. The data were analyzed by the Kaplan-Meier procedure using as criteria cause of death and possible cause of death. Individual groups were compared by a modified Wilcoxon test(More)
A glial cell subtype, previously classified as a beta astrocyte on the basis of its ultrastructural and radiobiological characteristics, has now been shown to represent the most mitotically active component of the glial population in the grey matter of the cerebral cortex of the young adult rat. The labelling index of 0.83% was evaluated using semithin(More)
Survival and causes of mortality were studied in 7- or 21-day-old male C57BL/Cnb mice exposed to 0.5, 1 or 3 Gy of 250 kVp X rays or 0.125, 0.25, 0.5 or 1 Gy of accelerator neutrons (modal energy 3.1 MeV). A total of 1287 animals were used in the experiments. Survival of irradiated animals was reduced significantly only in the mice receiving the highest(More)
Intravenous administration of 60 mg/kg of a polysaccharide (MNR, MNZ, GLP/BO4, GLP/BO5) significantly decreases the mortality of mice exposed to a single dose of X rays. The dose reduction factors (DRF) obtained for MNZ, MNR, GLP/BO4, and GLP/BO5 given intraperitoneally 15 min before exposure were 2.16, 1.93, 1.80, and 1.94, respectively. The DRF was not(More)
A quantitative method for the evaluation of the importance of pinocytotic phenomena in cerebral cortex capillaries is proposed. The method involves the counting of labeled “caveolae intracellulares” in endothelial cells with the use of horseradish peroxidase as a tracer molecule. A mean pinocytotic value per capillary is then computed. It is demonstrated(More)
The proviral genome of a leukemogenic and thymotropic C57BL/Ka mouse retrovirus, RadLV/VL3(T+L+), was cloned as a biologically active PstI insert in the bacterial plasmid pBR322. Its restriction map was compared with those, already known, of two nonthymotropic and nonleukemogenic viruses of the same mouse strain: the ecotropic BL/Ka(B) virus and the(More)