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Chronological changes in the chromosome aberration rates of splenocytes from specific-pathogen-free (SPF) mice after continuous and long-term exposure to low-dose-rate gamma rays were studied. Incidences of dicentrics plus centric rings (Dic+Rc), detected by conventional Giemsa staining, and dicentric chromosomes, detected by fluorescence in situ(More)
Both prostaglandin E2 (PGE2)-dependent (indomethacin-sensitive) and PGE2-independent (indomethacin-insensitive) suppressor cell activities that inhibited mitogenic T cell blastogenesis appeared in the bone marrow and spleen of mice on days 20 to 30 following transplantation of NFSA fibrosarcoma molecularly expressing mRNA for both macrophage (M) and(More)
Paclitaxel (Taxol), a yew-derived antimitotic agent which binds to microtubules, can mimic certain effects of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on macrophages from LPS responder mouse strains. The production of nitric oxide (NO) by the peritoneal macrophages of LPS responder C3H/HeN mice stimulated with taxol or LPS was partially, but not completely, suppressed by(More)
Mammalian genomes contain numerous evolutionary harbored mobile elements, a part of which are still active and may cause genomic instability. Their movement and positional diversity occasionally result in phenotypic changes and variation by causing altered expression or disruption of neighboring host genes. Here, we describe a novel microarray-based method(More)
Inhalation exposure to silica dust enhanced interleukin 1 (IL-1) production by alveolar macrophages (AM), which is attributable to an increase in Ia-positive lung cells. While the proportion of Ia-positive cells in lavaged bronchoalveolar cells (BAC) was much lower (0-3%) in unexposed control rats, about a third of the rats that inhaled silica showed higher(More)
  • Y Oghiso
  • 1987
Lavaged rat bronchoalveolar cells were separated into four different density fractions (I-IV) by centrifugation through a discontinuous Percoll gradient. Maximum cell size was found in the lowest density fraction (I) and minimal cell size in the highest density fraction (IV), showing an inverse correlation with cell density. These fractions contained(More)
Based on the results of previous microarray analyses of murine NIH3T3/PG13Luc cells irradiated with continuous low-dose-rate (LDR) gamma-ray or end-high-dose-rate-irradiations (end-HDR) at the end of the LDR-irradiation period, the inverse dose-rate-effects on gene expression levels were observed. To compare differences of the effects between(More)
Thioglycollate (TG)-elicited peritoneal macrophages (m phi s) were highly proliferative and formed m phi colonies in vitro in the presence of m phi colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF), while resident peritoneal m phi s did not. To determine whether such proliferative m phi s are immigrant or locally activated resident m phi s, mice depleted of bone marrow(More)
An interleukin 3 (IL-3)-dependent macrophage-like cell line, 11-1-B3, was newly established from CBA/J mouse bone marrow cell cultures. Assay of eicosanoids in the culture supernatants of the intact and [3H]arachidonic acid (AA)-prelabeled cells showed that, after stimulation with the Ca2+ ionophore A23187, the 11-1-B3 cells synthesized and released(More)
In vivo modulation of gene expression profiles after low-dose and low-dose-rate irradiation has been observed in a variety of experimental systems. However, few studies actually investigated the underlying mechanisms for these genetic responses. In this study, we used pre-existing microarray data and searched for gene modulations in response to long-term,(More)