Ama Thrasher

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Complex carbohydrates in eosinophils from human, rabbit, and rat marrow were identified and localized by cytochemical and radioautographic methods. The high iron diamine-thiocarbohydrazide-silver proteinate (HID-TCH-SP), low iron diamine (LID)-TCH-SP, and periodate (PA)-TCH-SP methods were used for the localization of sulfate, sulfate and carboxyl, and(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary endothelial injury triggers a reparative program, which in susceptible individuals is characterized by neointima formation, vascular narrowing, and the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension. The neointimal cells in human pathological plexiform lesions frequently coexpress smooth muscle α-actin and the endothelial von Willebrand(More)
Nineteen massive resections and allograft transplantations have been performed for malignant or aggressive bone tumors. Allograft procurment technic uses freezing of the segment to decrease immunogenicity of the bony portion and glycinerization of the cartilage to maintain chondrocyte viability during freezing and thawing. Fifteen Fifteen of the patients(More)
Water binding in normal and osteoarthritic cartilage slices from human femoral heads was studied using tritiated water to measure the water binding after short exposure, total water content, and avidity with which water is held. In osteoarthritic cartilage, compared with normal cartilage, there was no increase in water binding but water content increased by(More)
Feeding is critical for survival. Yet, patients with chronic pain often lose their appetite and eat less. We previously showed that ad libitum fed male rats continue to feed rather than withdraw from a brief noxious stimulus. This study examined the effects of a sustained noxious stimulus on feeding by testing ad libitum fed male rats for five eating(More)
Introduction: Natural Killer (NK) cells are cytotoxic lymphocytes of the innate immune system capable of targeting virally transformed and tumor cells without prior sensitization. They have shown to be effective at targeting malignant cells without being direct effectors of graft-versus-host disease in both a transplantation setting and as an NK cell(More)
The rates of synthesis of chondroitin 4- and 6-sulfate were compared for articular and costal cartilage from rabbits of three different ages. Cartilages were labeled in vitro with 3H glucosamine and 35SO4. The glycosaminoglycans were isolated and separated and assayed for radioactivity and uronic acid content. The data obtained showed that in immature(More)
The cartilage from nine osteonecrotic femoral heads (six post-traumatic and three corticoid-induced) was obtained at the time of total hip replacement and studied by biochemical and metabolic techniques. The data obtained were compared with those previously obtained in normal hips and were correlated with diagnosis, topographical site, histology, and(More)
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