Al Mackenzie

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Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta) converting enzyme (ICE) cleaves pro-IL-1 beta to produce mature IL-beta, and is a member of a family of proteases implicated in apoptosis. Intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) administration of an irreversible ICE inhibitor, z-VAD-DCB (1 pmol, 30 min before and 15 min, 2, 4, 6 and 8 h after surgery) markedly reduced (50 +/- 4%, p(More)
Although little is known about its metabolism, glial fibrillary acidic (GFA) protein has become widely used as a cell-specific, species-non-specific antigenic marker for normal or pathologically altered astroglia. So far there have been few investigations on GFA protein in relation to scrapie and analogous spongiform encephalopathies although there has been(More)
We carefully selected 30 men with primary gout, rendered asymptomatic by therapy, to examine the frequency and type of hyperlipidemia and hyperlipoproteinemia, with the objective of determining whether serum uric acid, alcohol intake, liver function, kidney function, and (or) drugs were participating in the secondary lipid disorder. Sixty-one age- and(More)
Impaired TLR4 and HIF expression in cystic fibrosis bronchial epithelial cells downregulates hemeoxygenase-1 and alters iron homeostasis in vitro. Am. of neutrophil elastase near its active site reduces the efficiency of natural and synthetic elastase inhibitors. Characteristic patterns in the fibrotic lung. Comparing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis with(More)
Cumulative results are presented of histopathological and enzyme histochemical findings in sheep naturally or experimentally infected with scrapie compared with healthy controls or animals with other diseases. Two hundred and sixty-eight sheep were examined, including 210 cases of clinical or suspected scrapie. According to the nature and distribution of(More)
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