Haemopoietic growth factor production by normal and aplastic anaemia stroma in long-term bone marrow culture.


Defective marrow stroma, or microenvironment, have been proposed as one of several mechanisms to account for bone marrow failure in aplastic anaemia (AA). This could involve defects in positive- or negative-acting haemopoietic regulator expression by AA stroma, or alteration of normal stroma-stem cell interactions. We have used a sensitive bioassay to… (More)