Sumeet Sekhon

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NBXFO hybridoma cells produced both the membrane and secreted isoforms of macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF). Murine bone marrow cells stimulated by the secreted form of M-CSF (sM-CSF) became Mac1+, Mac2+, Mac3+, and F4/80+ macrophages that inhibited the growth of NBXFO cells, but not L1210 or P815 tumor cells. In cytotoxicity studies, M-CSF(More)
UNLABELLED We evaluated whether monolayers from a well-differentiated human gastric epithelial cell line (MKN 28) are suitable for studying the effect of drugs on gastric mucosa. MKN 28 monolayers and monolayers of human gastric epithelial cells from surgical specimens were studied morphologically and functionally. The protective effect of acetaminophen(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop a primary cell culture system of rat gastric fundic epithelial cells. The cells, isolated enzymatically, were cultured in Coon's modified Ham's F-12 medium supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum, 15 mM HEPES buffer, fibronectin, and antibiotics. The inoculated cells started to grow rapidly on day 1 (doubling time,(More)
Our aim was to develop a fibroblast-free monolayer culture of human gastric mucosal cells, using the specimens obtained by routine endoscopic biopsy. Human gastric mucosa obtained from normal volunteers by endoscopic biopsy was dissociated from collagenase and hyaluronidase. Dissociated cells were cultured in supplemented Coon's modified Ham's F-12 medium.(More)
Acetaminophen has recently been reported to protect against drug damage to gastric mucosa in vivo. The present study tested acetaminophen protection in cultured rat gastric mucous cells against sodium taurocholate-induced damage and assessed the role of endogenous prostaglandins. Cell damage was assessed by phase-contrast microscopy and quantitated by(More)
Prostaglandins can protect the in vivo gastric mucosa against necrosis produced by a variety noxious agents. Cimetidine has also been shown to have protective properties in humans and in some models of experimental injury. Whether prostaglandins or cimetidine may protect gastric mucosal cells directly in the absence of systemic factors remains(More)
Acquired factor VIII deficiency (acquired hemophilia A) is a rare condition characterized by the acquisition of autoantibodies that affect the clotting activity of factor VIII (fVIII). The most common manifestation in affected patients is a hemorrhagic diathesis. This disorder is associated with autoimmune diseases, pregnancy, postpartum period, drugs, and(More)
Aspirin, acetyl salicylic acid, damages gastric mucosal cells. This effect is considered related to its inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis. On the other hand, sodium salicylate has been reported to be cytoprotective against drug damage to gastric mucosa in vivo. One reason for this difference is that salicylic acid, unlike acetyl salicylic acid does not(More)
NBXFO hybridoma cells produced macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF), which stimulated the growth of murine bone marrow-derived macrophages with potent suppressor activity. These macrophages suppressed lymphocyte responses to mitogens and antigens in a dose-dependent manner. Using a transwell chamber, we demonstrated that macrophages needed physical(More)
Gastric mucosal microvessels were isolated after arterial perfusion of the rat stomach with magnetized iron oxide suspension. After homogenization of scrapped gastric mucosa, microvessels were initially separated with a high power magnet and further separated and purified by using a nylon sieve. Aliquots of purified microvessels were assessed for viability,(More)