Alex Tong

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Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy (HIBM2) is a chronic progressive skeletal muscle wasting disorder which generally leads to complete disability before the age of 50 years. There is currently no effective therapeutic treatment for HIBM2. Development of this disease is related to expression in family members of an autosomal recessive mutation of the GNE(More)
Hereditary inclusion body myopathy-2 (HIBM2) is an adult-onset, muscular disease caused by mutations in the GNE gene. HIBM2-associated GNE mutations causing hyposialyation have been proposed to contribute to reduced muscle function in patients with HIBM2, though the exact cause of this disease is unknown. In the current studies we examined pre-clinical in(More)
The monoclonal antibody (MoAb) MM4 reacts with human multiple myeloma (MM) cell lines and bone marrow from patients with plasma cell dyscrasias but not with normal peripheral blood or bone marrow cells. Treatment with MM4 and rabbit complement (C') was cytotoxic to the plasma cell-derived cell lines GM 1312, RPMI 8226, and ARH-77, as demonstrated by(More)
for ultrasound image segmentation for loin eye measurements in swine. Can. Agric. Eng. 40:047-053. An image segmentation system was developed for detecting the muscle longissimus thoraces (LT) in ultrasonic images of live pigs. The images have a low contrast, a high level of noise, and a high degree of variance in terms of texture and shape. The(More)
This study examined the lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cell cy-totoxicity on monoclonal antibody (MoAb)-bound tumor cells from the human small cell lung carcinoma cell lines H69 and H128. LAK cells were generated from normal peripheral blood mononuclear cells by incubation with interleukin 2 for 3 or more days. Cells from the LAK culture were cytotoxic(More)
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