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Exp Hematol. 1993 Jun;21(6):738-42.

The role of lymphoid cells in hematopoietic regulation.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 48201.


The present review has summarized evidence supporting the existence of different lymphoid subsets with opposing effects on hematopoietic cell growth (Table 1); specifically; a) growth stimulation resulting from the release of interleukins and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) by particular subsets of lymphocytes and resting natural killer (NK) cells and b) growth inhibition resulting from the release of interferon (IFN) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) by stimulated NK, B and lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells and inhibitory T lymphoid subsets. The systematic examination of the physiologic relevance of lymphoid subsets would add an important element to a more comprehensive model of hematopoietic regulation that might hold promise in future clinical applications.

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