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Effect of renutrition on the proliferation kinetics of PHA stimulated lymphocytes from malnourished children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7885377     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The fraction of lymphocytes that responded to phytohemagglutinin (PHA) stimulation and initiated cellular proliferation (stimulation index or SI) was determined in groups of healthy and severely malnourished children. SI was determined again in the latter group after a period of nutritional recovery. The proportion of interphasic cells showing PHA response was assessed adding bromodeoxyuridine to the culture, so proliferative nuclei appear big and stain light blue, with dispersed granular chromatin and apparent nucleoli, while non-proliferative nuclei look small, stain red, and have compact and homogeneous chromatin. In mitotic nuclei, differential staining of sister chromatids made it possible to distinguish cells that had gone through one, two and three or more proliferation cycles. Based on the data obtained from interphase nuclei and mitosis, the SI was estimated at 48 and 72 h of culture. SI were higher in lymphocytes from healthy children than in those from children with severe malnutrition, even after the period of nutritional recovery. However, the SI was significantly higher in lymphocytes from malnourished children after nutritional recovery. Although in these children more cells are stimulated, there seems to be still damage that causes a cycling delay.
R Ortiz; C Campos; J L Gómez; M Espinoza; M Ramos-Motilla; M Betancourt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mutation research     Volume:  334     ISSN:  0027-5107     ISO Abbreviation:  Mutat. Res.     Publication Date:  1995 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-04-12     Completed Date:  1995-04-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400763     Medline TA:  Mutat Res     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, México D.F., Mexico.
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MeSH Terms
Bromodeoxyuridine / diagnostic use
Case-Control Studies
Cell Cycle
Cell Division
Cells, Cultured
Enteral Nutrition*
Lymphocytes / drug effects,  pathology
Phytohemagglutinins / pharmacology
Protein-Energy Malnutrition / diet therapy*,  pathology*,  physiopathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Phytohemagglutinins; 59-14-3/Bromodeoxyuridine

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