Sigeo Kariyone

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The response of cells of the murine megakaryocytic lineage to human interleukin 6 (IL-6) was assessed in serum-depleted cultures using a variety of biological assays. IL-6 alone had no influence on megakaryocytic colony formation but augmented the numbers of these colonies induced by the multipotent colony-stimulating factor interleukin 3. However, in(More)
To determine the biologic activity of interleukin-6 (IL-6) on megakaryocytopoiesis and thrombocytopoiesis in vivo, the cytokine was administered intraperitoneally to mice every 12 hours at varying doses for five days or for varying time intervals, based on the kinetic analysis of IL-6 serum levels indicating the peak of 40 minutes following injection, with(More)
For the purpose of examining the mechanisms for the overproduction of megakaryocytes and platelets in essential thrombocythemia (ET), marrow megakaryocytic colony-forming units (CFU-Meg) were characterized using a methylcellulose culture system in nine patients with ET, and they were compared with those of 16 control subjects and four patients with(More)
Thirty-six patients with aplastic anemia and three with aplastic anemia-PNH syndrome in eight institutes were studied for the presence of peripheral blood mononuclear cells having a suppressive effect on granulocyte-macrophage (G-M) and erythroid colony formation using a uniform protocol. In 11 cases of 29 (38%) and 9 cases of 29 (31%), the presence of(More)
We performed a cytogenetic analysis of eosinophilic colonies grown from bone marrow culture of a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia (FAB-M2) associated with t(8;21). The bone marrow, in which 50.2% myeloblasts and 5.6% eosinophils were observed, gave rise to eosinophilic colonies, as well as colonies consisting of immature myeloid cells. The(More)