Journal article

CLONAL ANALYSIS OF PROGENITOR-CELL COMMITMENT TO GRANULOCYTE OR MACROPHAGE PRODUCTION

D METCALF, AW BURGESS

JOURNAL OF CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY | WILEY-LISS | Published : 1982

Abstract

Granulocyte-macrophage colony formation by C57BL bone marrow cells was initiated in agar cultures either by the granulocyte-macrophage stimulus, GM-CSF, or by the predominantly macrophage stimulus, M-CSF. After 24 hours, paired daughter cells of granulocyte-macrophage colony-forming cells (GM-CFC) were separated by micromanipulation and one cultured in GM-CSF, the other in M-CSF. From the differentiation pattern of the resulting colonies, irreversible commitment of some cells occurred during the first 24 hours and completion of the first cell division. A similar result was obtained using granddaughter cells present after 24 hours of incubation. However, when intact developing day 2 and day 3..

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