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Exp Cell Res. 1989 Sep;184(1):250-5.

Calcium response to erythropoietin in erythroleukemia cells.

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  • 1Department of Medical Biology, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville 37920-6999.


Erythroleukemic mouse spleen cells were analyzed by flow cytometry at three fluorescence wavelengths, two emissions for the calcium indicator indo 1 and immunofluorescence with an antiserum directed against murine leukemia retrovirus antigen. The antigen-positive subpopulation of cells responded to EPO by transiently changing indo 1 fluorescence emissions, indicating a change in cytoplasmic calcium concentration. EGTA blocked the EPO response, suggesting that Ca2+ influx may have followed EPO exposure in these cells. Antigen-negative cells showed no Ca2+ response to EPO. Infected mice all contained antigen-positive spleen cells, but, as measured by changes in indo 1 fluorescence, these subpopulations varied in their ability to respond to EPO.

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