Bill Kappel

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The relative amount of interstitial cortical tissue was measured by the point count method in kidney tissue from human individuals without renal disease. One series (54 kidneys) consisted of kidneys intended for transplantation and removed immediately after death from persons who died suddenly. The other series (69 kidneys) was obtained by autopsy. In both(More)
Reference intervals for human placental lactogen (hPL) and dU-estrogens (dU-E) in uncomplicated twin pregnancies are found to be higher than singleton pregnancies and considerably wider. Significantly more monozygotic than dizygotic pregnancies, and significantly more monoplacental than diplacental pregnancies showed hPL values below the median on the(More)
Wilms tumor protein 1 (WT1) is a transcription factor overexpressed in several types of leukemia and solid tumors. For this reason, WT1 is an attractive target for immunotherapy. Four peptide nonamers from WT1 have been identified by others to generate a WT1-specific cytotoxic response in the context of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A0201 and A2402.(More)
Metal workers exposed to trichloroethylene for the degreasing of metals were studied to evaluate the genotoxicity of this exposure. For 15 workers presently exposed to high doses of trichloroethylene there was no difference from unexposed persons with respect to sperm count and morphology, and a small increase of two fluorescent bodies (YFF%) in(More)
Using an oligodeoxynucleotide generated by rapid PCR amplification of 5'-cDNA ends (5'-RACE) as a detection probe, we have isolated a new genomic clone encoding the human eukaryotic initiation factor 5A (eIF-5A). Sequence analysis revealed that the eIF-5A coding region is identical to the corresponding cDNA but interrupted by three introns. In a plasmid(More)
A genomic clone encoding the human eukaryotic initiation factor 5A (eIF-5A) was isolated and its entire nucleotide sequence was determined. The whole eIF-5A coding region is not interrupted by introns. The functional eIF-5A gene is highly homologous to the corresponding complementary DNA. One single 1.4-kb transcript thereof is expressed in human cell(More)
We have carried out a case-controlled study on relations between short stature (i.e. less than 156 cm tall) and problems with childbirth in Danish women. Data obtained from 182 pregnant, short women (short mothers) were compared with those obtained from a control group of 2116 pregnant women who were between 166 and 175 cm tall (control mothers). The(More)
Accurate estimation of the spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall is a crucial input parameter into a surface water model for hydrologic model calibration and validation. Typically, the number of rain gauges used to monitor rainfall is generally inadequate to resolve the spatial and temporal distributions of rainfall over the watershed. Techniques(More)
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by the infiltration of pro-inflammatory macrophages into a lipid-laden plaque. ITCH is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that has been shown to polarize macrophages to an anti-inflammatory phenotype. We therefore investigated the effect of ITCH deficiency on the development of atherosclerosis.(More)