Alice Buckley

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Over the past decade, a large number of jet substructure observables have been proposed in the literature, and explored at the LHC experiments. Such observables attempt to utilize the internal structure of jets in order to distinguish those initiated by quarks, gluons, or by boosted heavy objects, such as top quarks and W bosons. This report, originating(More)
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) stimulates extracellular matrix metabolism, growth, and movement of mesodermally derived cells. We have previously shown that collagen content in polyvinyl alcohol sponges increased after bFGF treatment. We hypothesized that bFGF-treated incisional wounds would heal more rapidly. After intraperitoneal pentobarbital(More)
The humoral immune response, especially IgG and IgA, is considered to be protective in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease, but the precise mechanisms are still unknown. Immunoglobulins arriving at the periodontal lesion are from both systemic and local tissue sources. In order to understand better the local immunoglobulin production, we examined biopsy(More)
A behavioral model of dopaminergic function in the rat was used to examine the anticataleptic effects of L-prolyl-L-leucyl-glycinamide (PLG) and peptidomimetic analogs of PLG. Administration of 1 mg/kg PLG intraperitoneally significantly attenuated haloperidol (1 mg/kg)-induced catalepsy (as measured by the standard horizontal bar test), whereas doses of(More)
Keratinocytes produce a molecule, epidermal-derived thymocyte activating factor (ETAF), which is biologically and physiochemically similar to the polypeptide hormone interleukin 1 (IL-1). Because the stratum corneum (SC) is composed of terminally differentiated keratinocytes, we questioned whether ETAF/IL-1 could be isolated from this tissue. The extraction(More)
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) is a potent mitogen in vitro, but its biological role is less clear. The vulnerary effects of EGF were evaluated in a model of wound repair, the polyvinyl alcohol sponge implanted subcutaneously in rats. EGF was purified to homogeneity by reverse-phase HPLC and quantified by receptor binding assay and amino acid analysis.(More)
Cartilage-derived growth factor (CDGF), a cationic polypeptide of approximately 18,000 mol wt, was prepared from bovine articular cartilage; other sources were bovine and human scapular and costal cartilage. Previous studies have shown that CDGF stimulates the proliferation of cultured mouse fibroblasts as well as chondrocytes and endothelial cells from(More)
Recent studies have shown that epidermal growth factor (EGF) stimulated the rate of formation of granulation tissue in a model of wound repair (A. Buckley, et al., Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 82: 7340, 1985). Because pharmacologic doses of EGF were used previously, the relationship of EGF concentration to physiologic effects was determined in this study. Rats(More)
Elastin synthesis is initiated in many organs during the latter part of fetal development. By birth, accumulation of elastin in elastic fibers accounts in large part for the integrity and resilience of skin, blood vessels, and lungs. Developmental studies in several connective tissues of nonhuman vertebrates indicate that elastin synthesis is rapidly(More)