Alison Maxwell

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Functional adaptation of the mouse ulna in response to artificial loading in vivo was assessed using a technique previously developed in the rat. Strain gauge recordings from the mouse ulnar midshaft during locomotion showed peak strains of 1680 muepsilon and maximum strain rates of 0.03 sec(-1). During falls from 20 cm these reached 2620 muepsilon and 0.10(More)
The response of canine insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) and IGF-binding proteins (IGFBPs) to moderate nutritional restriction followed by refeeding has not previously been studied in detail. The purpose of these studies was to examine the effects of nutritional restriction on the IGF system of adult dogs. Normal serum IGF values were established after(More)
OBJECTIVE Morinda citrifolia L. is a traditional Polynesian medicinal plant which is apparently useful for bowel disorders, skin inflammation, infection, mouth ulcers and wound healing. This study aimed to evaluate the wound-healing activity of Morinda citrifolia fruit juice in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. METHOD An excision wound model was used.(More)
A Corynebacterium sp was isolated from the vitreous humor under aseptic conditions on two separate occasions from a patient with endophthalmitis resulting from a penetrating injury by a metallic foreign body. The metallic foreign body was removed during a pars plana lensectomy and anterior vitrectomy procedure; intravitreously injected methicillin sodium,(More)
To study the complex inter-relationships between inflammatory and apoptotic responses and the kynurenine pathway, we have utilized electron-capture negative ion mass spectrometry to develop trace analyses to concurrently quantify nicotinic acid (NIC), picolinic acid (PIC) and quinolinic acid (QUIN) in biological samples. We have shown that NIC and its amide(More)
Nutritional modulation of insulin-like growth factors (IGF) and their binding proteins (IGFBP) is well established. The effect of nutritional restriction on the serum IGF/IGFBP system of adult cats was investigated to evaluate serum IGF-I as a biochemical marker of nutritional status. Assays for measuring feline serum IGF and IGFBP were validated and normal(More)
Total parenteral nutrition is the standard nutritional support of dogs when the enteral route is contraindicated, but it can be difficult because of cost, technical difficulties, and potential complications. Peripheral parenteral nutrition (PPN) may be a feasible option for short-term support in some cases. The objectives of this study were to determine the(More)
Eight gluten-sensitive Irish setters underwent a gluten challenge to investigate changes in the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis. In the first study, they were challenged with an acute intraduodenal administration of tryptic-peptic gluten digest and then maintained on dietary gluten for three months. In the second study, the challenge came solely from(More)
Rat stomach provided an excellent substrate for immunofluorescence testing of gastric parietal cell autoantibodies in 65 human sera. The results of similar tests using human stomach corresponded closely in the 42 cases examined. The rat stomach had some advantage over human stomach in its ready availability in the fresh state, its occasional brighter(More)
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