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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Spontaneous erythroid colony formation in Brazilian patients with sickle cell disease|
|Abstract:||The ability of circulating progenitor cells to develop erythroid colonies was studied in vitro in the presence or absence of growth factors (5637-CM and erythropoietin) in 63 patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) (36 homozygotes for hemoglobin [Hb] S, 13 double heterozygotes for Hb S and beta thalassemia, and 14 SC patients) in Southeast Brazil. In the presence of growth factors, SCD patients (all genotypes) presented significantly higher numbers of circulating burst-forming unit-erythroid (BFU-E/5 x 10(5) MNC), when compared with control subjects. However, when the progenitor cells were cultured in the absence of added stimulus, high numbers of BFU-E were observed only in the genotypes SS and S/beta thalassemia. SC patients presented a similar response to the control subjects. Moreover, there was an inverse correlation between spontaneous (without stimulus) BFU-E and Hb levels in SCD patients. These results suggest that the formation of spontaneous BFU-E observed in SCD may be due to an expanded erythropoiesis secondary to hemolysis. (C) 1999 Wiley-Liss, Inc.|
|Subject:||sickle cell disease|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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