Boris P-L Lee

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Rapid mobilization of leucocytes through endothelial and epithelial barriers is key in immune system reactivity. The underlying mechanisms that regulate these processes have been the basis for many recent studies. Traditionally, leucocyte extravasation had been believed to occur through a paracellular route, which involves localized disruption of(More)
The APACHE II severity of disease classification system was tested for its ability to identify intensive-care-unit (ICU) patients who would not benefit from treatment with total parenteral nutrition (TPN). First, the classification was validated in our patient population by testing it on 210 consecutive ICU admissions. Then a retrospective study was done on(More)
Antiangiogenic drugs have been used as anticancer agents to target tumor endothelial cells or pericytes. Because of limited efficacy of the current monotherapies, there is a strong demand for the dual targeting of endothelial cells and pericytes. Here, we identify Olfactomedin-like 3 (Olfml3) as a novel proangiogenic cue within the tumor microenvironment.(More)
Atherosclerosis, caused in part by monocytes in plaques, continues to be a disease that afflicts the modern world. Whilst significant steps have been made in treating this chronic inflammatory disease, questions remain on how to prevent monocyte and macrophage accumulation in atherosclerotic plaques. Junctional Adhesion Molecule C (JAM-C) expressed by(More)
To evaluate the effect of changes in bronchomotor tone on the firing pattern of single phrenic motoneurons, efferent activity of both the C5 branch phrenic nerve and a single fiber from the contralateral phrenic nerve were studied in dogs anesthetized (chloralose/urethane) and breathing spontaneously (65% O2). Bronchoconstriction was induced by inhalation(More)
We studied the effects of altered ventilatory drives on the activity of the whole phrenic nerve and single phrenic motoneurons in dogs anesthetized with alpha-chloralose and paralyzed with gallamine triethiodide. Single phrenic motoneurons were classified as either late-onset or early-onset motoneurons (LOM and EOM, respectively), depending on the time of(More)
In order to evaluate the effect of changing respiratory mechanics on the relation between respiratory mechanical output and phrenic activity, we simultaneously measured ventilatory output from the trace of pneumotachograph and changes in phrenic nerve activity before and after pneumothorax in alpha-chloralose anesthetized dogs. After pneumothorax, the(More)
The authors have developed an objective method for quantitation of herpes simplex virus in the corneal epithelium of rabbits. At appropriate times postinfection, full-thickness rabbit corneas were removed by trephination and subjected to one cycle of freezing and thawing. The corneal epithelium was then disrupted by sonication. The amount of infectious(More)
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