Allen J. Norin

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The objective of this study is to understand the metabolic and immunologic basis of diabetes in adult blacks with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Twenty-one black adults presenting with DKA ([mean +/- SD] blood pH = 7.18 +/- 0.09, plasma glucose = 693 +/- 208 mg/dl, and positive serum ketones) had a subsequent clinical course of non-insulin-dependent diabetes(More)
This study demonstrates that the human platelet F11 receptor (F11R) functions as an adhesion molecule, and this finding is confirmed by the structure of the protein as revealed by molecular cloning. The F11R is a 32-/35-kd protein duplex that serves as the binding site through which a stimulatory monoclonal antibody causes platelet aggregation and granule(More)
BACKGROUND Primary goal of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study of Renadyl in end-stage renal disease patients was to assess the safety and efficacy of Renadyl measured through improvement in quality of life or reduction in levels of known uremic toxins. Secondary goal was to investigate the effects on several biomarkers of(More)
Angiogenesis governs the progression of multiple myeloma (MM). Circulating endothelial cells (CECs) contribute to angiogenesis and comprise mature ECs and endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs). The present study sought to characterize CECs and their relation to disease activity and therapeutic response in 31 consecutive patients with MM. CECs, identified as(More)
Extracellular adenosine triphosphate (eATP) has been suggested to play a role in lymphocyte-induced tumor destruction. We now provide evidence that a protein responsible for ATP synthesis in mitochondria may also play a physiologic role in major histocompatibility complex-independent, lymphocyte-mediated cytotoxicity. A 51.5-kD protein (p51.5) bearing(More)
Complement activation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of several human diseases. Recently, a monoclonal antibody, (N19-8) that recognizes the human complement protein C5 has been shown to effectively block the cleavage of C5 into C5a and C5b, thereby blocking terminal complement activation. In this study, a recombinant N19-8 scFv antibody fragment(More)
Alloreactivity of intragraft and peripheral blood lymphocytes from tolerant canine lung allograft recipients was examined. Tolerance was induced by variable periods of treatment with cyclosporine. Analysis of effector cells from lung allografts (obtained by bronchoalveolar lavage) revealed the absence of specific cytolytic T lymphocyte (CTL) activity and(More)
Alloimmune T lymphocytes kill a wide spectrum of target cells, even in the absence of alloantigen recognition, providing that a lectin is incorporated into the assay medium. In these studies we have modified the lectin-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (LDCMC) assay to evaluate the cytotoxic activity of canine T cells using a human B lymphoblastoid cell(More)
Although cyclosporine (CsA) is widely used as the primary agent for inhibiting the rejection of organ allografts in man, the ideal immunosuppressive regimen for utilizing this drug is still uncertain. To investigate this question, a concanavalin A (con A)-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (CDCMC) assay was used to examine the development of intragraft(More)