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The objective of this study was to determine whether dietary quillaja saponin and curcumin (extract of turmeric) can modify piglet immune status and performance immediately after weaning. Piglets (n = 192) were weaned at 29 +/- 0.1 d and allocated to treatment (six replicates of eight pig per treatment) accounting for weight, litter, and gender, using a 2 x(More)
Extracts of bovine hypothalamus were found to contain a significant level of mitogenic activity when tested in a Swiss 3T3 cell [3H]dThd incorporation assay and in a human umbilical vein endothelial cell growth assay. The mitogenic activity responsible for 3T3 cell activity was purified and characterized as a fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-like mitogen.(More)
Baby hamster kidney cells (BHK) were able to proliferate in the complete absence of serum in synthetic medium supplemented with insulin, transferrin, fibroblast growth factor and epidermal growth factor on cell culture dishes coated with fibronectin. Although the addition of individual supplements had little or no effect on cell growth, the combination of(More)
From the Department of Medicine a n d the Thorndike Laboratory, Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, the $Cell Biology Department, Collaborative Research, Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts 02154, the §Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut 06105, and(More)
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