The clonal growth in nutrient agar at low cell densities of high-proliferative potential colony-forming cells (HPP-CFC) of bone marrow obtained from mice treated 2 days earlier with 5-fluorouracil (FU) (FU(2d)BM) has been shown to require a combination of three growth factors, interleukin 1 (IL-1), interleukin 3 (IL-3), and macrophage colony-stimulating factor (CSF-1). These HPP-CFC have been enriched 140-fold from FU(2d)BM by fluorescence-activated cell sorting of 7/4-, B220-, and L3T4-negative cells. The mean of the plating efficiencies of these enriched populations was 4.4% and no growth was observed when the factors were used singly. Similarly, enrichments of 16-fold were obtained from FU(2d)BM using immunomagnetic Dynabeads with anti-7/4 plus anti-B220 (meaning plating efficiency 0.5%). The further additions of human granulocyte CSF or mouse granulocyte-macrophage CSF or both to IL-1 plus IL-3 plus CSF-1 did not increase HPP-CFC colony formation, but both augmented the small colony formation with IL-1 plus IL-3, IL-3 plus CSF-1, or IL-1 plus CSF-1.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology
- Cancer Research