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Fibrinogen concentration in rat foetal plasma is very low at 18 days of gestation but increases rapidly thereafter. The present study provides evidence that this increase is due to synthesis by the foetus itself. (1) 125I-labelled human fibrinogen, injected intravenously into the pregnant adult, did not reach the foetal circulation; (2) turpentine(More)
Human K562 leukemia cells have been induced to differentiate along the erythroid lineage by aclacinomycin (ACM), an anthracyclic antitumor drug. During differentiation over 3 days in culture, the expression and the nature of erythropoietin (EPO) receptors have been analyzed using 125I-labeled bioactive recombinant human EPO. Aclacinomycin at 20 nM, the(More)
Commercially available 125I-labeled erythropoietin, obtained by genetic engineering from a human gene, was used to characterize receptors for this hormone on the cell surface of rat erythroid progenitor cells. A low number of high affinity binding sites (487 +/- 32 sites/cell, Kd = 167 +/- 14 pm) were found. Nonerythroid cells and erythrocytes did not(More)
The number of haematopoietic cells per unit of volume decreases after day 18 and falls rapidly until day 21. On day 21 it is reduced by three quarters as compared to the day 17 value. Maternal laparotomy causes, in the 24 h period following the operation, an anticipated and accelerated decrease. This effect is prevented by previous adrenalectomy. After(More)
Glucocorticoids affect evolution of rat fetal liver erythropoietic tissue, where their receptors have been characterized. This paper describes erythropoietin (Ep) and dexamethasone (Dex) effects on the number of CFUE and BFUE grown from erythroid cells isolated from 14 day fetal livers. CFUE number showed a linear log dose-response towards Ep. In absence of(More)
Murine erythroleukaemia cells represent erythroid precursors blocked near the CFU-E or proerythroblast stage. In contrast to their non-leukaemic equivalents, neither their proliferation nor their differentiation seems to be affected by erythropoietin. However, we show in this paper that both uncommitted and committed, benzidine-positive, cells bind(More)