Brenda L Reis

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Twenty-one multiparous lactating dairy cows with previous 305-d milk production records varying from 5900 to 13,600 kg were used to examine patterns of nutrient uptake by the mammary glands. On d 71 and continuing until d 126 of lactation, animals were injected daily with 40 mg of sometribove (bST group) or bicarbonate buffer (control group). Arterial and(More)
PURPOSE To examine the conjunctiva of patients with Sjögren's syndrome keratoconjunctivitis sicca (SS-KCS) and non-Sjögren's keratoconjunctivitis sicca (NS-KCS) for evidence of immune-based inflammation. METHODS Conjunctival biopsy specimens were obtained from 15 patients with SS-KCS and 15 with NS-KCS. Immunohistochemistry was performed on frozen(More)
The objective of the experiment was to determine the contribution of red blood cells to transport of individual amino acids to lactating bovine mammary glands. Blood samples were collected from coccygeal and subcutaneous abdominal veins of 21 lactating Holstein cows on d 35, 70, 105, and 126 of lactation. Samples were collected every 20 min for 12 h.(More)
Studies of mammary arteriovenous difference were conducted on multiparous lactating Holstein cows (n = 21) on d 35, 70, 105, and 126 of lactation to examine kinetic relationships between arterial concentration and mammary gland extraction of AA. Additionally, these cows were paired by previous lactational performance and assigned to bST-treated or control(More)
Alloantisera directed against the alloantigens determined by the I-E and I-C subregions of the murine major histocompatibility complex precipitate two components that have molecular weights of 35,000 and 29,000. These components, when analyzed by partial NH2-terminal sequencing, show no homology to two components of similar size determined by the I-A(More)
Objectives of this study were to quantitate metabolite fluxes in ruminant liver and to delineate effects of recombinant bST on patterns of nutrient metabolism by liver. Nineteen multiparous cows ranging in previous lactational performance from 6400 to 13,500 kg per 305-d lactation were treated with either placebo or bST (40 mg/d) from wk 11 to 18 of(More)
Zinc metabolism of adult female C57BL/6J mice varying in age and reproductive status was studied using 65Zn. Animals were injected intraperitoneally with isotope, and whole-body and tissue turnover of 65Zn was measured. Biological half-life of whole-body 65Zn for pregnant females was 129% of that for nonpregnant, nonlactating females of similar age (25.7(More)
Intrauterine nutritional supplementation may be of therapeutic benefit to the malnourished, growth-retarded fetus. Using 14 chronically catheterized, third trimester fetal lambs, we evaluated the effects of gastric infusions of amino acids and glucose on umbilical uptake of alpha-amino nitrogen, glucose, lactate, and oxygen. When amino acids were infused,(More)
Twenty-one multiparous lactating dairy cows with previous 305-d milk production records varying from 5900 to 13,600 kg were used to investigate effects of bST administration and stage of lactation on nutrient plasma arterial concentrations and arterial-venous differences across the mammary glands (uptake). On d 71 and continuing until d 126 of lactation,(More)