[In vitro induction of apoptosis in chronic lymphoid leukemia B lymphocytes by theophylline: therapeutic applications].


In a case of indolent stage A chronic lymphocytic leukemia (C.L.L.), treated for ten years only by theophylline for bronchial asthma, we observed spontaneous apoptosis of B lymphocytes (10%). As suggested by these case report, we described new properties of methylxanthine derivatives. In vitro, theophylline increased spontaneous apoptosis after 72 hours in… (More)


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