Learn More
Specific localization of purified antibody against cardiac myosin has been demonstrated in areas of altered myocardial membrane permeability after experimental myocardial infarction. Intravenously administered radioiodine-labeled antimyosin was selectively localized in infarcted myocardium of seven dogs 24 h after coronary occlusion. The mean ratio (+/-SE)(More)
Spheres coated with antibodies specific for myosin were used to detect myocardial cell membrane disruption by scanning electron microscopy. Injury in a population of cultured myocytes as then followed and measured by fluorescence-activated cell sorting. This approach provides a unique method for quantitating the evolution of myocardial injury and(More)
A new approach to quantifying myocyte cell death utilizing fluorescence-activated sorting of antimyosin antibody-labeled cells was used to study the effects of oxygen-generated free radicals on cell survival. Uptake of antimyosin, reflecting sarcolemmal damage, increased under conditions which promoted elevated free radical formation and decreased in the(More)
To develop a more specific plasma test for myocardial infarction, antibodies specific for cardiac myosin light chains (CM-LC) were elicited that showed less than 3% cross-reactivity with skeletal muscle light chains. These antibodies were used to develop a radioimmunoassay for CM-LC that had a sensitivity of 20 ng (+/- 4 SD; P less than 0.001). Normal dog(More)
Antibodies, by virtue of marked selectivity and affinity, may lend themselves to identification of structures of unique antigenic specificity in vivo. In experimental myocardial infarction in dogs, F(ab')2 fragments of antibodies to cardiac myosin that had been labeled with iodine-131 were shown to localize within the lesion. Because the energy(More)
The myocardial uptake of radioiodinated (Fab')2 fragments of antimyosin antibody [125I-(Fab')2] was compared with simultaneously administered 99mTc-pyrophosphate (Tc-PYP) in dogs undergoing coronary occlusion for 24 (N=6) or 72 hours (N=5). Relative concentrations of both agents in normal and infarcted myocardium were related to regional blood flow as(More)
BACKGROUND. Mice (n = 58) with abdominal heterotopic heart transplants were studied to examine the effectiveness of 111In-labeled antimyosin scintigraphy in the detection of rejection and to determine the consequence of cyclosporine therapy on the results. METHODS AND RESULTS. Allografts from B10D2 donors were transplanted into B6AF1 recipients. Of the 49(More)
UNLABELLED Transplant vasculopathy is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in heart transplantation. The proliferation of coronary vascular smooth muscle cells is a hallmark of transplant vasculopathy. The goal of this study was to detect coronary vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation in a swine model by imaging regions of uptake of a monoclonal(More)
  • 1