Brenda J. Gordon

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Pre-incubation of neutrophils from rapidly progressive periodontitis (RPP) patients with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) extracted from Porphyromonas gingivalis was found to prime the neutrophils for enhanced FMLP-stimulated superoxide production in a dose-dependent manner. The priming effect of P. gingivalis LPS on neutrophils from control subjects was scanty or(More)
In a continuous-flow centrifugation apheresis technique adapted for blood-component separation and collection in horses, hydroxyethyl starch was not required for erythrocyte sedimentation. The efficacy and separation characteristics of whole blood from 10 horses were evaluated at various gravitational forces (700 to 1,500 rpm), using a constant withdrawal(More)
We studied the ability of a commercial charcoal hemoperfusion cartridge (Hemosorba Hemoperfusion Cartridge, Asahi Medical Company) to adsorb the porphyrin precursors delta-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) and porphobilinogen (PBG) in vitro. For measurement of clearances or decreases in concentration of porphyrin precursor, indices of adsorptivity, solutions of(More)
BACKGROUND Localized juvenile periodontitis (LJP) is an early-onset periodontal disease associated with neutrophil dysfunction, including defective chemotaxis, reduced protein kinase C (PKC) activity, and reduced calcium entry. These observations are important because reduced availability of cytosolic-free calcium concentration in the cell will have(More)
Neutral red (NR) may assist identification of preantral follicles in pieces of cortical tissue prior to cryopreservation in cancer patients requesting fertility preservation. This study is the first to analyze this effect by follicle growth rate after long-term culture in primates. Ovarian cortex was obtained from adult rhesus macaques, was cut into(More)
One way prokaryotes respond to environmental stresses is by modifying selected outer membrane components. Iron, in the form of hemin, has been shown to be a significant regulator of Porphyromonas gingivalis growth and virulence and of the expression of outer membrane proteins and lipopoly saccharide. Since lipopoly saccharide has profound effects on host(More)
BACKGROUND Localized aggressive periodontitis (LAgP) is associated with neutrophil dysfunction including defective chemotaxis and reduced calcium influx factor activity. Nitric oxide (NO) and its enzyme, nitric oxide synthase (NOS), have been suggested to be involved in chemotaxis. Some reports, however, were unable to detect either NO or NOS in human(More)
Continuous-flow centrifugation leukapheresis techniques were used to collect 300-ml volumes of leukocyte-rich plasma from 5 nonmedicated horses and from 5 corticosteroid-stimulated horses. White blood cell counts and differential counts were performed on the horses before (base line) and up to 48 hours after leukapheresis. Systemic administration of(More)
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