Journal article

CHARACTERISTICS OF BONE-MARROW FIBROBLAST COLONY-FORMING CELLS (CFU-F) AND THEIR PROGENY IN PATIENTS WITH MYELOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS

H CASTROMALASPINA, RE GAY, SC JHANWAR, JA HAMILTON, DR CHIARIERI, PA MEYERS, S GAY, MAS MOORE

Blood | AMER SOC HEMATOLOGY | Published : 1982

Abstract

Chronic myeloproliferative disorders (MPD) are clonal diseases of the pluripotent hematopoietic stem cell frequently associated with myelofibrosis (MF). There is only indirect evidence indicating that the increased deposition of collagen in bone marrow matrix is a secondary phenomenon. A liquid culture system for cloning and growing bone marrow fibroblasts has permitted us to approach more directly the understanding of the pathogenesis of myelofibrosis by comparing the biophysical, growth, and functional characteristics of fibroblasts from normals, MPD patients without MF, and those with MF. In patients with MF, marrow fibroblast colony (CFU-F) formation could not be studied; fibroblasts wer..

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