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Identification of Transplanted Bone Marrow Cells in Radiation Chimæras

Naturevolume 187pages955956 (1960) | Download Citation



THE beneficial effect of bone marrow transfusion in acute radiation syndrome is now well established. This effect seems to depend on the survival of transfused cells and their proliferation in the depleted hæmopoietic tissues of the recipient1. In view of this, there arises the problem of identification of donor cells. Various methods were devised to this end, each permitting the recognition of a certain percentage of a particular cell series1.

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    Congdon, C. C., in “Progress in Haematology”, edit. by Tocantins, L. M., 2 (Grune and Stratton, New York, 1959).

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    Undritz, E., Folia Haematol., 67, 249 (1943).

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    Porter, K. A., Brit. J. Exp. Path., 38, 401 (1957).

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  1. Institute of Nuclear Research, Department of Health Protection, Dorodna, Warsaw, 16

    • P. CZERSKI
    • , O. ROSIEK
    •  & J. SABLIŃSKI


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