Maryam Paran

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Induction of RNA "tumor" viruses by 5-iodo-2'-deoxyuridine in mouse fibroblasts is stimulated 5- to 25-fold by glucogenic adrenal corticosteroids. Enhancement of virus production by the hormones is inhibited by low concentration of cordycepin, an inhibitor of poly(A) synthesis.
Human spleen-conditioned medium can induce the formation in vitro of large granulocyte colonies from normal human bone marrow cells. The granulocyte colonies contained cells in various stages of differentiation, from myeloblasts to mature neutrophile granulocytes. Human spleen-conditioned medium also induced colony formation with rodent bone-marrow cells,(More)
A 3#{189}-yr-old boy with infantile genetic agranulocytosis (IGA) has had recurrent infections since the age of 3 mo. Characteristically he shows permanent, almost complete neutropenia with relative monocytosis in the peripheral blood, together with a bone marrow rich in proliferative myeloid cells, but lacking in mature ones. Results of in vitro cloning of(More)
It has been shown that mature normal rat granulocytes produce a substance that inhibits the activity of the inducer required for the development of macrophages (M) and granulocyte (G) colonies from normal hematopoietic cells seeded in soft agar. The granulocyte inhibitor inhibited the activity of the inducer when tested with normal hematopoietic cells from(More)
Cordycepin (3'-deoxyadenosine), an inhibitor of poly(A) synthesis during the processing of nuclear heterogenous RNA, blocks the production of RNA viruses induced by 5-iodo-2'-deoxyuridine in BALB/3T3 and BALB/K-3T3 cells. This inhibitory activity is not a result of either nonspecific cell killing or general cytotoxicity by cordycepin; rather, it appears to(More)
INTRODUCTION Maintaining body temperature and reducing stress are important challenges in bathing preterm infants. Swaddle bathing, which includes in itself the principles of developmental care, can be used as a low-stress and appropriate bathing method for premature infants. Given the limitations of the researches carried out on this bathing method, the(More)