Jeannette Mladenovic

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Homologous erythropoietin (Ep)-rich plasma was infused into sheep to determine the kinetics of this hormone in a large animal model. Ep levels after infusion were measured by radioimmunoassay using a sheep standard. Twenty-seven infusions into normal (14), subtotally nephrectomized (11), and anephric (two) animals were analyzed according to a(More)
Elevation of intracellular free calcium (Ca++) is an early activation event that occurs as a result of ligand binding in several human cell systems. In this report, erythropoietin, the major hormone governing erythroid differentiation, was found to elicit an increase in Ca++ in human bone marrow mononuclear cells. Two chelators of intracellular calcium,(More)
This study evaluated the utility of the immunoperoxidase method as applied to bone marrow sections in the diagnosis of patients with monoclonal gammopathies. Intracellular immunoglobulin light chains were identified in fixed, decalcified bone marrow biopsy sections from 66 patients with monoclonal proteins, using an avidin-biotin-peroxidase complex(More)
The hypoproliferative anemia in chronic renal failure has been assumed to be the result of decreased erythropoietin (Ep) production by the damaged kidney and of the shortening of erythrocyte survival. However, many in vitro studies suggest that erythropoietic inhibitors in uremic plasma may contribute to the anemia. To determine the in vivo relevance of(More)
Anemia has been associated with aluminum intoxication in patients on chronic dialysis and in animals. In studies presented here, in vitro human erythroid culture was used to delineate the effects of aluminum on normal hematopoiesis. Aluminum by itself in routine culture, even at very high levels (1,035 ng/ml), did not significantly affect erythroid colony(More)
Circulating erythroid progenitors from 10 patients with polycythaemia vera, nine with secondary polycythaemia and 10 normal subjects were studied in culture to determine their frequency, requirements for erythropoietin (ESF) and physical characteristics. Increased numbers of erythroid progenitors were detected in circulation from the patients with(More)
The presence of inhibitors which accumulate during uraemia has been postulated as a significant factor in the development of anaemia in chronic renal failure (CRF). To determine whether factors in uraemic serum depress erythropoiesis, samples were obtained from sheep prior to and after surgical induction of CRF. The sera were tested in vitro for their(More)
Genetic modification of hemopoietic progenitor cells ex vivo, followed by the infusion of the genetically modified cells into the human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) infected donor, has been proposed as a treatment for HIV-1 infection. The current study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of hemopoietic stem cell mobilization and harvesting on HIV-1(More)
Genetic modification of hemopoietic progenitor cells ex vivo, followed by the infusion of the genetically modified cells into the human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) infected donor, has been proposed as a treatment for HIV-1 infection. The current study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of hemopoietic stem cell mobilization and harvesting on HIV-1(More)