Journal article

RESOLUTION AND PURIFICATION OF 3 DISTINCT FACTORS PRODUCED BY KREBS ASCITES-CELLS WHICH HAVE DIFFERENTIATION-INDUCING ACTIVITY ON MURINE MYELOID LEUKEMIC-CELL LINES

DJ HILTON, NA NICOLA, NM GOUGH, D METCALF

JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY | AMER SOC BIOCHEMISTRY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY INC | Published : 1988

Abstract

The use of different myeloid leukemic cell lines (WEHI-3B D+ and M1) and different sources of factors has led to discrepancies concerning the identity of factors capable of inducing differentiation in leukemic cells. We have biochemically fractionated medium conditioned by one such source (Krebs II ascites cells) and assayed fractions for their bone marrow colony-stimulating activity as well as their differentiation-inducing activity for WEHI-3B D+ and M1 cells. This resulted in the resolution of four distinct molecular species with differentiation-inducing activity. One activity was purified to homogeneity and shown by a variety of biochemical, biological, and receptor-binding criteria to b..

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