We have investigated the ability of lithium to protect against chloramphenicol (CAP) and chlorpromazine (CPZ) induced suppression of human myeloid colony forming cells (CFU(C)). In the standard semi-solid agar assay for human CFU(C) lithium (0.5-10 x 10-3 M) enhances myeloid colony formation by 30-40% and protects against CAP and CPZ induced suppression, in a manner similar to increasing CSF concentrations. Prior depletion of adherent cell populations from human marrow eliminates the lithium effects, thus suggesting a primary action through CSF production.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology
- Cancer Research