Blakely Thornton

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Decreased glutathione levels in the ocular lens have been invoked as a possible cause for the decreased lenticular Na+-K+-ATPase in diabetes because both are corrected by aldose reductase inhibitors, and the Na+-K+-ATPase is known to be susceptible to oxidation inactivation. Because an analogous Na+-K+-ATPase defect that is prevented by aldose reductase(More)
Vesicles of plasma membrane, containing no detectable live virus, were prepared by treatment of Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infected Vero cells with dithiothreitol and formaldehyde. These preparations proved to be antigenic on injection into guinea-pigs and also protected these animals against intravaginal challenge with HSV-2.
OBJECTIVES Injuries to the tracheobronchial region are rare, but have the potential for rapid progression and can become life-threatening. Etiologies of non-penetrating tracheobronchial injuries include blunt cervical trauma, endotracheal intubation, and other iatrogenic causes. Several options for treatment ranging from conservative to surgical exist, but(More)
Two high productivity monolayer culture methods, the microcarrier and glass sphere culture, were compared for their capacity to support the growth of MRC-5 and Vero cells, and Herpes simplex type 2 virus. Cell growth was similar in both systems giving yields of 14 X 10(5)/cm2 in microcarrier and 18 X 10(5)/cm2 in glass sphere cultures with yields of Vero(More)
The failure of microcarrier systems to provide significant quantities of infectious Herpes simplex virus (HSV) for vaccine production purposes led to an assessment of glass bead column cultures for this requirement. Glass bead columns giving approximately 12000 cm2 culture surface areas have been inoculated at various densities with MRC-5 cells, grown to(More)
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