Accession Number:

ADA025824

Title:

Colony Forming Capacity of Mouse Thymus Cells 'in vitro'.

Descriptive Note:

Scientific rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

A small number of cells within the mouse thymus were induced to form colonies of mononuclear cells in an in vitro agar system. The specific factor necessary to induce colony formation was present in an extract of placenta, memebranes and uterine tissue from pregnant mice. The relative incidence of the colony forming cells was 1047.51 for mouse marrow, spleen and thymus, respectively. This research is part of a program for the development of therapeutic agents for the enhancement of white cell production after radiation exposure. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE