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Radiation and Environmental Biophysics

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 203–212 | Cite as

Protective effect of bone marrow and spleen suspensions on radiation-induced leukemogenesis in C57BL/6 mice

  • E. Legrand
  • R. Daculsi
  • M. Galiay
  • T. Astier
  • J. F. Duplan
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Summary

The present experiments are an attempt to precise the type and localization of the cells involved in the protective effect of hemopoietic suspensions against the radiation-induced thymic lymphosarcoma (TLS) of C57BL/6 mice. Inocula containing variable numbers of BM or spleen CFUs from 60-day-old and 360-day-old donors were tested. According to their origin, the suspensions differed with respect to the CFU replication rate, the CFU ability to differentiate towards the T lineage and the content of the suspensions in thymic precursors. Two levels of inhibition were observed: BM suspensions from 60-day-old donors containing 1,500 CFUs had the best protective effect: 14.5% of TLS; 1,500 CFUs from 360-day-old donors were slightly but not significantly less efficient (28.5%). The second level of inhibition (36–46% of TLS) was obtained with all the following inocula:a) 1,200 and 300 spleen CFUs or 300 and 95 BM CFUs from 60-day-old donors,b) 1,500 spleen CFUs from aged donors. Seventy-six spleen CFUs from 60-day-old donors, 120 BM or 175 spleen CFUs from aged donors had no effect. These results suggest that in addition to the high replication rate of the BM CFUs as compared with spleen CFUs, cells endowed with an optimal protective effect are present in BM suspensions and are either absent or present in very small amount in spleen suspensions. These cells which induce an early repopulation of the thymus might correspond to thymic precursors.

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Bone Marrow Protective Effect Present Experiment Variable Number Replication Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Legrand
    • 1
  • R. Daculsi
    • 1
  • M. Galiay
    • 1
  • T. Astier
    • 1
  • J. F. Duplan
    • 1
  1. 1.INSERM Unité 117Bordeaux CédexFrance

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