Vittorio Defendi

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The stimulation of DNA synthesis in mouse (C57BL) macrophages explanted in vitro was demonstrated after treatment with conditioned medium or infection with SV40. In the latter case, induction of SV40 T antigen was detected before TdR-(3)H incorporation. Even though all macrophages were infected (T antigen-positive), they exhibited considerable pleomorphism,(More)
The activities of a colony-stimulating factor (CSF), which stimulates granulocyte-macrophage colony formation by mouse hemopoietic cells, and macrophage growth factor (MGF), which stimulates proliferation of activated peritoneal macrophages, have been demonstrated by various criteria to reside in the same molecular species. These criteria include occurrence(More)
Human epidermal keratinocytes were infected by simian virus 40 in vitro. The structure of the developing keratinocyte colony reflects the spatial separation of cell division and keratinization in intact skin; thymidine-incorporating cells were primarily localized at the colony periphery whereas nondividing, histologically differentiated cells accumulated in(More)
It has been previously demonstrated (1) that the length of the period of DNA synthesis (S period) as measured by uptake of tritiated thymidine is approximately the same in several animal cells. Since the length of this period (with a range of 6/~ to 8 hours) appears to be independent of the species of the cell, the chromosome number, the cells of human(More)
Starch-activated mouse peritoneal macrophages (STpMAC) plated on plastic demonstrate the adhesive properties typical for activated pMAC: attaching as round cells and, within 15 min, spreading out with marginal membrane ruffles. These attached STpMAC were labeled by lactoperoxidase-catalysed 125I surface iodination, sodium dodecyl-sulfate-lysed, and the(More)