Lawrence A. Falk

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Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) acts as a potent inhibitor of the growth and functions of lymphoid and hemopoietic progenitor cells. Cell proliferation depends not only on the presence of growth factors, but also on the development of specific receptor-signal transducing complexes. We therefore investigated whether the inhibitory actions of(More)
Herpesvirus saimiri was isolated from 22 squirrel monkeys by cocultivation of peripheral lymphocytes with permissive owl monkey kidney monolayer cells. Comparison of virion DNA fragments produced from restriction endonuclease digestion was used as a sensitive measure of strain variability. Although all isolates contained similarities and common features, 19(More)
The responsiveness of bone marrow progenitors (BMP) from C3H mice to highly purified or recombinant preparations of Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor-1 (CSF-1) and Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF) was compared by counting the number of colonies (greater than or equal to 50 cells) after 10 days in culture with CSF. Cells(More)
CD3- large granular lymphocyte (LGL) express constitutive levels of functional IL-2R beta. TGF-beta inhibited several IL-2R beta-mediated events in LGL, including IL-2-induced NK and lymphokine-activating factor activities, IFN-gamma gene expression and secretion, and IL-2R alpha expression. TGF-beta inhibited these IL-2-induced LGL functions in a(More)
Activation of macrophages by LPS and taxol results in production of IL-1, IL-6, TNF-alpha, and granulocyte-macrophage CSF (GM-CSF), which are involved in regulating hemopoiesis, inflammation, and immune responses. Microtubules are proposed as a target site for LPS interaction(s), based on similarities between the effects of the tubulin-binding drug taxol(More)
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) has potent antiproliferative effects on human hematopoietic progenitor cells. We report here that TGF-beta 1 and -beta 2 also exert bimodal dose-dependent stimulation of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (CSF) and granulocyte-CSF-induced day 7 granulocyte-macrophage colony-forming units. This(More)
Macrophage inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) catalyzes the synthesis of NO. IL-6-stimulated macrophage differentiation of murine myeloid M1 cells is accompanied by iNOS gene induction and steady-state mRNA expression. Two regions within the iNOS promoter mediate transcriptional responsiveness to LPS and IFN-gamma. Region I contains several essential(More)
Three lymphoblastoid cell lines were established from splenic lymphocytes of a lymphomatous baboon (Papio hamadryas) by co-cultivation of the lymphocytes with X-irradiated cells of marmoset or baboon lymphoblastoid cell cultures; the baboon splenic lymphocytes failed to grow when cultured alone. A herpesvirus, associated with each cell line, was identified(More)