leukopoiesis


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leukopoiesis

 [loo″ko-poi-e´sis]
the production of leukocytes; called also leukocytogenesis and leukocytopoiesis.

leu·ko·poi·e·sis

(lū'kō-poy-ē'sis),
Formation and development of the various types of white blood cells.
Synonym(s): leukocytopoiesis
[leuko- + G. poiēsis, a making]

leukopoiesis

also

leucopoiesis

(lo͞o′kō-poi-ē′sĭs)
n.
The formation or production of white blood cells.

leu′ko·poi·et′ic (-ĕt′ĭk) adj.

leu·ko·poi·e·sis

(lū'kō-poy-ē'sis)
Formation and development of the various types of white blood cells.
Synonym(s): leukocytopoiesis, leucopoiesis.
[leuko- + G. poiēsis, a making]
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The reasons for this research are as follows: pronounced biological activity of N-alkoxyalkylpiperidine derivatives [3-5], including leukopoiesis stimulation [6], and simplicity of synthesis of spirocyclic compounds [7], including hydantoin derivatives, among which the drugs are capable of treating arthritis with immunocorrection activity [8].
Keywords: Chemotherapy, Ghrelin, Growth hormone, Leukopoiesis, Myelosuppression.
Unfortunately there is limited literature available pertaining to role of ghrelin in leukopoiesis. It has been shown that growth hormone secretagogue when administered to young mice in a dose of 5-10 mg/kg orally for 3weeks, increased peripheral lymphocyte count13.
The exact mechanism by which ghrelin can effect leukopoiesis is not clear.
The current study is focused to find out the possible therapeutic role of newly discovered ligand of growth hormone secretagogue receptor, ghrelin in stimulating leukopoiesis of myelosuppressed rats.