An assay for the mitogenic activity of phytohemagglutinin preparations.


By Douci &ss C. TORMEY AND GERALD C. MUELLER T HE ADDITION of phytohemagglutinin, an extract of the kidney bean Phaseolus vulgaris, to cultures of human peripheral lymphocytes promotes the synthesis of v-globulin, ribonucleic acid (RNA), and desoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), and induces mitosis in a large fraction of lymphocytes.1’7 The present communication… (More)

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