Charlene Small

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Oxytocinase (cystine aminopeptidase) was purified from human retroplacental serum by a combination of fractional precipitation, hydroxylapatite chromatography and gel exlusion chromatography on Sephadex G-200. The purified enzyme possessed a specific activity of 980 mIU/mg using L-cystine-di-p-nitroanilide as substrate. This represented a 3200 fold(More)
A modified method for the measurement of total creatine phosphokinase release from venous blood samples taken four-hourly after myocardial infarction has been used in 43 patients admitted to a Coronary Care Unit. The fractional decay rate (Kd) of enzyme activity has been measured by a standardized method in each patient, and accuracy of the calculation of(More)
Meloxicam (MEL), a cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitor, decreases prostaglandin production and blocks preterm labor in sheep. The objective of this study is to investigate MEL dosage regimens on COX-1, COX-2, and prostaglandin dehydrogenase (PGDH) expression in ovine intrauterine and fetal tissues. Animals in preterm labor received maternal infusions of saline(More)
OBJECTIVE Preterm birth occurs in 5% to 10% of all pregnancies and is associated with considerable neonatal mortality and morbidity. Effective and safe drugs to prevent preterm labor are not currently available. We have hypothesized that the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug meloxicam, a more selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor will successfully inhibit(More)