Carla A Perry

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Treatment of human endothelial cells with cytokines such as interleukin-1, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) or interferon-gamma induces the expression of specific leukocyte adhesion molecules on the endothelial cell surface. Interfering with either leukocyte adhesion or adhesion protein upregulation is an important therapeutic target as evidenced by(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the regulation of intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) in human synovial microvascular endothelial cells (HSE) and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVE) upon exposure to a variety of agents. METHODS Cultured endothelial cells were treated with various cytokines alone and in combination. The expression of ICAM-1 was(More)
Platelet aggregation with epinephrine, adenosine diphosphate and arachidonic acid was studied in the presence of cigarette smoke and carbon monoxide. It is shown that cigarette smoke inhibits the arachidonic acid induced platelet aggregation as well as the second phase of epinephrine induced aggregation. The adenosine diphosphate induced platelet(More)
PURPOSE The proteoglycans synthesized and accumulated within the adult human sclera (aged 50 to 80 years) were identified by their size, glycosaminoglycan side chains, and core proteins in an effort to characterize the proteoglycan content of the human sclera. METHODS Sclerae, unlabeled, or radiolabeled in organ culture with 35SO4 or 3H-proline, were(More)
PURPOSE Myopia, or nearsightedness, is characterized by excessive lengthening of the ocular globe and is associated with extracellular matrix remodeling in the posterior sclera. The activity of gelatinase A, a member of the matrix metalloproteinase family, has been shown to increase in the posterior sclera during the development of induced myopia in several(More)
In this study, the electric cell-substrate impedance sensing (ECIS) system was used to study the cellular activities of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells in a real-time and label-free manner. Various cellular activities, including cell adhesion, spreading, proliferation, and drug-induced apoptosis and inhibition of apoptosis, were monitored. A(More)
Pathways of arachidonic acid metabolism were identified in freshly prepared and in cultured bovine corneal endothelial cells. The principal pathway of arachidonic acid metabolism in the bovine corneal endothelial cells appears to be the cyclooxygenase pathway with the resultant synthesis of PGI2, PGF2 alpha and PGE2. At least two of these products, PGI2 and(More)
The activation of sphingomyelinase and the generation of ceramide has been proposed to mediate tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha)-induced nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB activation through its second messenger ceramide. Ceramide may also be an important regulator of cell growth, senescence, and apoptosis. Aberrant cell proliferation and apoptosis have been(More)