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We have investigated the secretory function of cell suspensions from bone eosinophilic granulomas surgically collected in two patients with histiocytosis X. Unseparated cell preparations spontaneously produced interleukin 1 (IL-1) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). In order to ascertain that this secretion was due to the characteristic Langerhans cell-like… (More)
A new cell line DEL, established in vitro, was isolated from a pleural effusion of a boy who died of malignant histiocytosis. Its principal characteristics are: strong positivity with monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) to CD25, CD30, CD45R, KiM7, EMA, HLA Cl I and II; constant presence of acid phosphatase, ANAE, alpha-anti-trypsin, alpha-anti-chymotrypsin and NBT… (More)
Immunohistochemical study of 7 cases of histiocytosis X (HX) and of histologically normal skin shows that HX Langerhans cells react with Bl.49.9 monoclonal antibody which recognizes the Interleukin-2 receptor, whereas normal skin Langerhans cells do not. This reactivity suggest activation of HX Langerhans cells.
Ultrastructural and immunohistochemical analysis of six specimens revealed for the first time a small number of Langerhans cells in non-neoplastic bronchial epithelium. These cells were usually found either interspersed perpendicularly between columnar epithelial cells or just above the basal lamina with extending cytoplasmic processes. Usually few Birbeck… (More)
Following exposure to phorbol ester (TPA), DEL cell line, a human malignant histiocytosis (MH) cell line, is able to differentiate along a macrophage phenotype and thus it provides a suitable model for analyzing the sequential and differential gene expression associated with monocyte/macrophage differentiation. C-myc, c-myb, c-fos, c-sis and c-fms… (More)
The Langerhans cell system including the Langerhans cell (LC), the indeterminate epidermal cell, the lymphoid interdigitating cell, and the lymph veiled cell is nowadays considered as a very peculiar subpopulation of the mononuclear phagocyte system. The authors have tried in this review to point out the main salient features, the qualitative and… (More)
Expression of HLADR, I, i blood group antigen and T6 antigen were studied in Histiocytosis X cells and pulmonary alveolar macrophages using double labelling immunofluorescence technique or immuno-peroxidase procedure. Alveolar macrophages express simultaneously HLADR and i blood group antigen. Histiocytosis X cells, characterized by HLADR and T6 antigens,… (More)
The comparative morphological and histochemical studies of human thymic lymphocytes and 2 T--cell lymphomas allow the authors to emphasize the diagnostic value of a polar cytoplasmic acid phosphatase activity. This simple cytochemical method can provide permanent documentation easily stored and counted. It provides additional arguments to identify the stem… (More)
The histiocytoses represent a heterogeneous group of conditions. Their common denominator is the proliferation and the activation of the mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS). On the basis of recent advances in the knowledge of the distribution, biology, and behavior of the MPS, the following classification is proposed. Reactive and secondary histiocytoses… (More)
150 human arterial segments of high or low susceptibility to develop atheromas were studied for differences in the amount of histochemically demonstrable acid esterase in them. An inverse relationship was found between intimal or medial enzyme content and susceptibility to atheroma formation.