Home         Forums  

Go Back   Marrowforums > Practical Issues > Questions and Answers
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Questions and Answers Not sure where to post a question? Post it here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old Tue Apr 6, 2010, 08:43 AM
lotusbud lotusbud is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 53
Increased mitotic activity?

What would mean Increased mitotic activity? In the last BMP the red cells were macrocytic and showed increased mitotic activity. I have been trying to Google it but not really got anything.
Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old Tue Apr 6, 2010, 01:31 PM
Birgitta-A Birgitta-A is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 1,918
Mitosis and mitotic activity

Hi lotusbud,
Mitosis is a process of cell division which results in the production of two daughter cells from a single parent cell. The daughter cells are identical to one another and to the original parent cell.

Mitotic activity has to do with the presence of dividing (proliferating) cells. Cancer tissue generally has more mitotic activity than normal tissues.
Kind regards
Birgitta-A
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old Sun Apr 11, 2010, 12:40 PM
lotusbud lotusbud is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 53
Mitotic activity

Thankyou Birgitta .
So I suppose the cells are contemplating to be really active or not? Sorry I could not help it. Perhaps the cells have the same indecision like I do? To be nor not to be?
Since they did not call it cancer, but neither did they rule it out.
But at least it helps to know what the thing is going on, even though it might be inconclusive. Also might explain the feelings in the body; certainly people can at times feel that their body is having a fight of a life time?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old Sun Apr 11, 2010, 01:32 PM
Birgitta-A Birgitta-A is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 1,918
Mitotic activity

Hi lotusbud,
As far as I understand mitotic activity means that the cells really are dividing. When it is stem cells that are OK and are going to be red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets all is fine .

You are right about that we can feel that our bodies are fighting infections and all kinds of other dangerous things that try to cause damage.
Kind regards
Birgitta-A
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Increased PNH clone post ATG TASHMAC AA 3 Mon Jun 22, 2015 01:52 PM
Nplate - risk for increased blasts Birgitta-A Drugs and Drug Treatments 6 Thu Oct 6, 2011 06:39 PM
Congress Approves Increased Funding for Bone Marrow Failure Disease Research Marrowforums News and Events 2 Thu Oct 2, 2008 02:49 AM
Does physical activity make MDS worse? junglegirlsue MDS 3 Wed Apr 2, 2008 08:17 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Forum sites may contain non-authoritative and unverified information.
Medical decisions should be made in consultation with qualified medical professionals.
Site contents exclusive of member posts Copyright 2006-2019 Marrowforums.org