Normal volunteers received subcutaneous injections of recombinant human interleukin-3 (rhIL-3) on 4 consecutive days to characterize toxicity, pharmacokinetics, and hematopoietic effects. Dosage were 2.5, 5.0, and 7.5 μg/kg/day (n = 6 subjects per group). Adverse effects consisted predominantly of flu-like symptoms such as fever and headache. Mean area under the serum concentration-time curve and maximum serum concentration were linearly related to dose. Serum clearance was not apparently related to dose. Clearance increased slightly but significantly between days 1 and 4. Rapid but modest elevations in neutrophil and eosinophil counts were observed during treatment. Mean platelet counts rose modestly, peaking on day 10. Increases of CD34+ cell counts were correlated with increases of colony-forming unit-granulocyte macrophage (peak, day 7).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics|
|State||Published - Jan 1995|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pharmacology (medical)