Cytokine mediated proliferation of cultured sea turtle blood cells: morphologic and functional comparison to human blood cells.

@article{Morgan2009CytokineMP,
  title={Cytokine mediated proliferation of cultured sea turtle blood cells: morphologic and functional comparison to human blood cells.},
  author={Doris A. Morgan and Reiner Class and G. C. Violetta and Gerald Soslau},
  journal={Tissue & cell},
  year={2009},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={299-309}
}
Blood cells from three different sea turtle species were cultured for approximately 3 weeks in nutrient medium supplemented with recombinant human cytokines known to induce terminal maturation of human hematological stem cells. Cultured turtle erythrocytes were translucent, approximately 10x larger than human erythrocytes, contained a single fluorescent inclusion body, contained nuclear epsilon (embryonic) globin proteins, and, absent of organelles while fresh cells contained few, but well… CONTINUE READING