Association of cell cycle expression of Ia-like antigenic determinants on normal human multipotential (CFU-GEMM) and erythroid (BFU-E) progenitor cells with regulation in vitro by acidic isoferritins Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • DNA
  • Ferritins
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cells
  • Histocompatibility Antigens Class II


  • An association has been established between human Ia-like antigenic determinants, expression during DNA synthesis on multipotential (CFU-GEMM) and erythroid (BFU-E) progenitor cells, and the regulatory action of acidic isoferritins in vitro. Treatment of human bone marrow cells with monoclonal anti-Ia (NE1-011) plus complement inhibited colony formation of CFU-GEMM) and BFU-E by 50%-70%. Reduction of colonies was similar whether bone marrow cells were exposed to anti-Ia plus complement, high specific tritiated thymidine (3HTdr), or acidic isoferritins. No further decrease was apparent with 3HTdr or acidic isoferritins after Ia-antigen+ CFU-GEMM or BFU-E were removed, or with anti-Ia plus complement or acidic isoferritins after S-phase CFU-GEMM or BFU-E were removed. Anti-Ia, in the absence of complement, had no effect on colony formation but blocked the inhibition of CFU-GEMM and BFU-E by acidic isoferritins. Demonstration of Ia-antigens on BFU-E and inhibition of BFU-E by acidic isoferritins appeared to require the presence of phytohemmagglutinin leukocyte conditioned medium (PHA-LCM) in the culture medium during the 14-day incubation period. these results implicate Ia-antigen+ cells, acidic isoferritins, and PHA-LCM in the regulation of multipotential and erythroid progenitor cells in vitro.

publication date

  • April 7, 1983



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 6185165

Additional Document Info

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  • 250

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