Roberta C . Reuben

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This report identifies a group of compounds, polymethylene bisacetamides (acetylated diamines), which are potent inducers of erythroid differentiation in murine erythroleukemia cells. A known inducing agent, N-methylacetamide, was dimerized through varying numbers of methylenes in an attempt to increase the local effective concentration at adjacent target(More)
Complementary DNA coding for human monocyte interleukin 1 (IL-1), pI 7 form, was expressed in Escherichia coli. During purification, IL-1 activity on murine T cells was associated with the recombinant protein. Homogeneous human recombinant IL-1 (hrIL-1) was tested in several assays to demonstrate the immunological and inflammatory properties attributed to(More)
Hexamethylene bisacetamide (diacetyldiamino hexane) is a potent inducer of erythroid differentiation in murine erythroleukemia cells. Hexamethylene bisacetamide and the closely related pentamethylene bisacetamide were synthesized with radioactive labels in various portions of the molecule and the uptake, metabolism, and intracellular distribution(More)
Friend virus-transformed murine erythroleukemia cells express the program of erythropoietic differentiation under the influence of the previously described, potent inducing agent, hexamethylene bisacetamide. Commitment to differentiation, defined as the ability to continue the processes of differentiation in the absence of inducer, has been examined at the(More)
Hexamethylenebisacetamide is a potent inducer of erythroid differentiation in murine erythroleukemia cells. A series of chemical compounds structurally related to hexamethylenebisacetamide were tested for inducing activity including polymethylene chains terminally substituted with various combinations of carboxylate, amino, amide, or sulfoxide groups.(More)
On the basis of observations with (1) erythropoietin induced erythroid differentiation of foetal mouse liver proerythroblasts and (2) chemically induced expression of the erythroid program in MELC, it appears that DNA replication plays a critical role in the transition to haemoglobin formation. Erythropoietin acts selectively on proerythroblasts to(More)
Previous studies demonstrated that 12-O-tetradecanoyl-phorbol-13-acetate (TPA), a tumor promoter, is a potent inhibitor of inducer-mediated differentiation of murine erythroleukemia cells. Inhibition of cell differentiation was associated with inhibition of cell growth. The present studies, employing a cell line adapted for growth in TPA, demonstrate that(More)