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To determine the effects of early antigen exposure on the maturation of the gastrointestinal mucosal barrier, rat pups were divided into three groups at the age of 14 d. In addition to normal maternal milk, group CM (n = 24) received daily a gavage feed of cow's milk and group PH (n = 20) a whey protein hydrolysate during the experimental feeding period(More)
Few studies have been performed to investigate the characteristics of native Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP). We derived 5.85 g of native moose BMP from 102 kg of fresh moose bone and performed chromatographic studies to characterise its structure. We found the BMP molecule to have a molecular weight of 11-700 kDa. To investigate the ideal local delivery(More)
Bovine bone morphogenetic protein and associated noncollagenous proteins (bBMP/NCP) were implanted in skull trephine defects, 14 and 22 mm in diameter, in adult minipigs. The defects were larger than the critical size for repair of cranial bones in pigs observed for a period of six to 16 weeks. The trephines were placed either in the nasal bone at eye(More)
The in vivo glucose uptake and the levels of two glucose transporter proteins (GLUT1 and GLUT4) were measured in heart and in various types of skeletal muscle from streptozotocin-diabetic rats. Diabetes (12-16 weeks) reduced the in vivo glucose uptake (glucose metabolic index, GMI), and the levels of GLUT1 and GLUT4 in heart by 75%, 60% and 70%,(More)
In local or metastatic cancer, a prognostic tumour marker could be a valuable tool in the selection of different treatments. In renal cell cancer (RCC) no such markers have been available. We therefore evaluated the association between several pretreatment serum markers, tumour classification and short term survival in RCC patients. Serum samples were(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The gut epithelium in the crypt-villus axis represents a continuous developmental system in which the role of fibroblast-epithelial interactions is obvious. The aim of this study was to establish an in vitro method whereby fibroblast-guided differentiation of crypt-like gut epithelial cells can be studied. METHODS Intestinal epithelial(More)
The effects of probiotics, administered with different diets, i.e., unhydrolyzed or hydrolyzed dietary antigens, on macromolecular degradation in the gut mucosa were studied. Rat pups were divided into five feeding groups at the age of 14 d. In addition to maternal milk, the milk group was gavaged daily with cows' milk and the hydrolysate group with(More)
The presence of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) in 13 primary bone neoplasms was investigated with conventional bioassay method and immunohistochemically using antiserum against highly purified mixture of bovine BMPs as antibody. In conventional bioassay after implantation of lyophilized bone tumor tissues into mouse muscle pouches 9/13 samples turned(More)
Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) has been shown to be one of the significant factors in the prognosis of bone tumours. In normal development BMP induces new bone formation and later takes part in fracture healing, but its function in malignant tumours is not known. In this study the concentration of bone morphogenetic protein was measured in primary bone(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are members of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) superfamily capable of inducing bone and cartilage formation in ectopic extraskeletal sites and transducing their effects through binding to serine-threonine kinase receptors. In this study, the fate of 125I-labelled native BMP after binding to cell surface(More)