Maryam Paran

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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)
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)
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.
We have previously shown that dexamethasone stimulates production of type-C virus from seemingly normal murine fibroblasts (BALB/3T3) and from transformed (Kirsten sarcoma-leukemia virus) nonproducing cells (BALB/K3T3) induced by 5-iododeoxyuridine. In this report, we further examine the mechanism of this effect by using BALB/K3T3 cells. Several(More)