S A Rico-Vargas

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Studies of cell population dynamics and microenvironmental organization of B lymphopoiesis in the bone marrow of normal mice and in various genetically modified states have shown that cell loss, involving processes of apoptosis and macrophage-mediated cell deletion, is a prominent feature of the primary genesis of B lymphocytes. Balanced against the(More)
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment has been found to improve healing in living tissues, especially those poor in oxygen. The effects of HBO have also been tested in rat experiments. However, oxygen partial pressure in rat's arterial blood is normally about twice that in humans. Disregarding this, a human HBO protocol has been applied in previous rat(More)
Mice homozygous for the scid (severe combined immunodeficiency) mutation are generally unable to produce B lymphocytes, a condition attributed to defective rearrangement of immunoglobulin genes in precursor B cells. Some early B-lineage cells are present in the bone marrow (BM), however. In scid mice, we defined three subsets of early progenitor B cells(More)
Two widely different agents implicated in the etiology of neoplasias of the B cell lineage, pristane and malaria, have both been found to produce a prolonged increase in the level of proliferative activity and cell production by early B lymphocyte precursor cells in mouse bone marrow. This apparently leads to an elevated level of cell loss, suggesting the(More)
To examine the in vivo role of c-kit receptor in B lymphopoiesis we have evaluated precursor B cell populations expressing c-kit in mouse bone marrow and the effects on B cell genesis of administering a neutralizing anti-c-kit mAb, ACK2. Double immunofluorescence labeling and mitotic arrest were used to examine bone marrow cells from BALB/c mice. Almost(More)
A single injection of pristane was given i.p. to plasmacytoma-susceptible BALB/cAn mice. At intervals up to 6 mo thereafter, immunofluorescence labeling of intranuclear terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT), cell surface B220 glycoprotein, cytoplasmic mu-chains of IgM (c mu), and surface mu-chains (s mu), together with mitotic arrest techniques, were(More)
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