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Isolation of high quality, high molecular weight RNA from plant tissues is complicated by high levels of polyphenols and polysaccharides which bind to and/or co-precipitate with RNA. Using high molecular weight polyethylene glycol (HMW-PEG), RNA was successfully isolated from plant species in which other RNA extraction methods and commercially available(More)
Five years of intensive case management and specialized alternatives to hospitalization were provided to 72 young recidivistic, treatment-resistant, chronically thought-disordered patients. Compared with a two-year prestudy baseline, patients' days in the hospital during the five years were reduced by 75 percent, but this reduction was offset by a 193(More)
The intestinal component of a graft-versus-host reaction (GvHR) provides a useful experimental model to elucidate the pathogenesis of clinical enteropathies which cause villus atrophy and crypt hyperplasia and which are associated with a local immune response. One to three days after induction of GvHR in heavily irradiated (CBAxBALB/c)F1 mice, a(More)
We have investigated the possibility that nonspecific cytotoxicity may be involved in the pathogenesis of the intestinal phase of the graft-versus-host reaction (GVHR) in mice. A GVHR was induced in unirradiated (CBA X BALB/c)F1 mice and natural killer (NK) cell activity against YAC-1 followed in the spleen, mesenteric lymph node (MLN), and isolated(More)
This study has examined the nature of the T lymphocytes and the alloantigens that induce the intestinal phase of graft-versus-host reaction in unirradiated F1 mice. Parental spleen cells were depleted of T cells subsets by treatment with anti-Lyt monoclonal antibodies and complement, and we show that Lyt 2- cells alone induce the increased lymphocytic(More)
During a graft-versus-host (GVH) reaction in unirradiated F1 hybrid mice there is a generalized activation of natural killer (NK) cells. We have examined whether the enhanced NK activity is due to an F1 resistance mechanism directed at the parental cells used to induce the GVH reaction. Spleen cells of C57BL/10 origin induce much more NK cell activation in(More)
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