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We have established a novel cell line, designated as TF-1, from a patient with erythroleukemia, which showed complete growth dependency on granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) or on interleukin-3 (IL-3) and carried a homogeneous chromosomal abnormality (54X). Erythropoietin (EPO) also sustained the short-term growth of TF-1, but did not(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effects of resveratrol on Ca2+, Mg(2+)-ATPase activities after spinal cord trauma in rats. METHODS The weight-dropping method was used to produce the experimental spinal cord injury(SCI) in adult rats. 500 mg/kg, 100 mg/kg resveratrol (Res) and 100 mg/kg methylprednisolone (MPSS) were given intraperitoneally respectively,(More)
Human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) rapidly loses the biological activity and the receptor binding capacity following radioiodination. We have made a mutein of human G-CSF, KW-2228, in which Thr-1, Leu-3, Gly-4, Pro-5, and Cys-17 were respectively substituted with Ala, Thr, Tyr, Arg, and Ser; showed more potent G-CSF activity; and retained(More)
Two proteins forming the receptor for human granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF)1 were identified and characterized. One with apparent Mr of about 80,000 was defined as alpha-chain and has Kd of 0.7-2.8 nM. The other binding molecule with apparent Mr of about 135,000 was defined as beta-chain and is related to the high-affinity binding(More)
Receptors for granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) were identified on 9 of 35 (26%) human nonhematopoietic tumor cell lines including non-small cell lung cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, and osteosarcoma cells. GM-CSF receptors distributed on these human tumor cells were low affinity types with an equilibrium dissociation constant(More)
Recombinant latent form of transforming growth factor-beta 1 (L-TGF-beta 1) is activated by various chemical treatments, including acidification and heating. However, cellular mechanisms that release transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) in an active form have not been fully elucidated. Investigated herein are the effects of L-TGF-beta 1 on various(More)
OBJECTIVE To cultivate human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) derived from fetal bone marrow and examine their pluripotentiality. METHODS Bone marrow mononuclear cells from human fetal femur were collected by Percoll gradient centrifugation. The low density cells including MSCs were cultivated and expanded in MSCGM media. The characteristics of the(More)
Harringtonine was discovered as an anticancer agent in China. It has been shown to be effective against myeloid leukemia. In this report, we have demonstrated that harringtonine inhibited the growth of human myeloid leukemia cells in vitro at low concentrations. Together with the clinical data in which 28% of the patients could be induced into complete(More)
Binding of radiolabeled human granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) was studied with blast cells from eight patients with acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML), and neoplastic lymphoid cells from one patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), two patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and one patient with undiagnosed B cell(More)