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Intravenous (i.v.) injection of mice with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and the proteolytic enzymes trypsin and proteinase, mobilizes pluripotent haemopoietic stem cells (CFU-s) as well as granulocyte-macrophage progenitor cells (GM-CFU) and the early progenitors of the erythroid lineage (E-BFU) from the haemopoietic tissues into the peripheral blood. We(More)
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced mobilization of CFUs from haemopoietic tissues into the circulation has a biphasic pattern. The first rise occurs within 30 min of LPS injection, the second 4-7 days later. This second rise coincides with an increase of the CFUs number in the spleen from about 3000 to about 50,000. We have investigated the relationship(More)
We investigated a haemopoietic stromal defect, in mice heterozygous for the Slj allele, during haemopoietic stress induced by treatment with bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS) or lethal total body irradiation (TBI) and bone-marrow cell (BMC) reconstitution. Both treatments resulted in a comparable haemopoietic stem cell (CFU-s) proliferation in Slj/+ and(More)
Serum of lipopolysaccharide(LPS)-treated LPS-high-responder C3H/He mice was shown to increase survival of low-responder C3H/HeJ CFUs in an otherwise serum-free suspension culture by initiating cell cycling. Post-LPS serum of low-responder mice and serum of phosphate-buffered-saline-injected high-responder mice was significantly less effective in this(More)
Injection of bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS) in LPS-responsive mice produces a transient increase of CFUs in spleen and blood but not in bone marrow. The cellular aspects of the mechanism underlying this response of the hemopoietic system to LPS were investigated. Bone marrow cells from LPS-high responder mice (BMC-H) of the C3Heb/FeJ and C57BL/ScSn(More)
Humoral regulation of CFUs proliferation was investigated in S1/S1d mice characterized by a stromal defect, which severely limits in situ proliferation of in vivo colony-forming cells (CFUs). Injection of LPS-W evoked a large enhancement of CFUs numbers in the spleen of normal +/+ mice. S1/S1d mice were found to be refractory to low doses of LPS-W (up to 15(More)
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