Charles Ives

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Endothelial cell functions, such as arachidonic acid metabolism, may be modulated by membrane stresses induced by blood flow. The production of prostacyclin by primary human endothelial cell cultures subjected to pulsatile and steady flow shear stress was measured. The onset of flow led to a sudden increase in prostacyclin production, which decreased to a(More)
Plasmid pCIS7, containing 11.5 kilobases (kb) of Bacillus subtilis DNA, was isolated from a Tn917 transposon insertion in tetracycline-sensitive B. subtilis KS162. When integrated into the chromosome of B. subtilis 168, this plasmid conferred tetracycline resistance upon reiteration of the plasmid DNA sequences in the chromosome. Deletions and subclones of(More)
The BamHI restriction modification system was previously cloned into E. coli and maintained with an extra copy of the methylase gene on a high copy vector (Brooks et al., (1989) Nucl. Acids Res. 17, 979-997). The nucleotide sequence of a 3014 bp region containing the endonuclease (R) and methylase (M) genes has now been determined. The sequence predicts a(More)
Endothelial cells are subjected to fluid mechanical forces which accompany blood flow. These cells become elongated and orient their long axes parallel to the direction of shear stress when the cultured cells are subjected to flow in an in vitro circulatory system. When the substrate is compliant and cyclically deformed, to simulate effects of pressure in(More)
A system has been developed for subjecting endothelial cell monolayers to prolonged steady flow while maintaining normal culture conditions. Cloned bovine endothelial cells were grown to confluence on one wall of a square glass tube which was then incorporated in the flow circuit. Flow rates of 19-21 ml/min were sustained for periods of 6-45 hr, subjecting(More)
BamHI, from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens H, is a type II restriction-modification system recognizing and cleaving the sequence G--GATCC. The BamHI restriction-modification system contains divergently transcribed endonuclease and methylase genes along with a small open reading frame oriented in the direction of the endonuclease gene. The small open reading(More)
Endothelial cell seeding of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (e-PTFE) arteriovenous prostheses was performed to compare seeding with homologous vs. autologous cells and to study the effect of homologous seeding with a larger vs. a smaller number of cells. Sixteen dogs were randomly assigned to four equal groups: I, control; II, light homologous seeded; III,(More)
The BamHI restriction-modification system contains a third gene, bamHIC, which positively regulates bamHIR. Similar small genes from other systems were tested in vivo for their ability to cross-complement. C.BamHI protein was identified, purified, and used to raise polyclonal antibodies. Attempts to detect other C proteins in cell extracts by(More)