Cinda Boyer

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A new solid phase enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was developed for the quantitation of human protein C antigen. Anti-protein C F(ab')2 fragments were adsorbed to polystyrene plates. The binding of serial dilutions of control or test plasma, containing protein C, was detected by incubation with peroxidase-labeled anti-protein. C-IgG followed by(More)
A 59-year-old woman presented a recurrent history of thromboembolism. A qualitative defect of antithrombin III (AT III) was suggested by the discrepancy between a normal amount of AT III antigen and a decreased heparin cofactor activity. Six members of the same family showed a similar defect although clinically asymptomatic. The qualitative abnormality of(More)
A patient with an unclassified form of acquired dyserythropoiesis was found to have multiple defects in erythrocyte enzyme activity, involving especially pyruvate kinase (PK), glucose phosphate isomerase (GPI), and phosphofructokinase (PFK). The PK activity defect was associated with a normal concentration of PK-related antigen, and the enzyme could be(More)
Five functional assays and two immunoassays for protein C (PC) were evaluated in parallel for the same plasma samples collected from healthy subjects, patients with congenital and acquired PC deficiencies or patients with conditions associated with high PC levels. For 7 patients starting warfarin therapy and for 15 patients during stabilized warfarin(More)
Summary: Blood from 10 normal healthy adults and cord blood from 8 healthy full term infants were infiltrated through a mixture sulfoethylethycellulose-Sephadex G 25 in order to eliminate the platelets and the leukocytes. Then the erythrocytes were fractionated into young and old cells by centrifugation in micro-hematocrit tubes. The enzyme activity and the(More)
Approximately 70% of breast cancers contain cell populations with hyperdiploid (>G0/G1) DNA content; however, cells cultured from breast cancers have only diploid DNA contents and karyotypes. Mechanically dissociated cells rarely, if ever, grow in culture, while enzymatically dissociated cells do grow in most cases. To determine if cell dissociation(More)
Antithrombin III concentrates were administered to a patient with hereditary AT III deficiency undergoing orthopaedic surgery. The plasma AT III level (heparin cofactor activity) was maintained at values in excess of 100% postoperatively. A mean dose of 0.74 u/kg (range 0.64 - 0.83) of AT III resulted in a 1% increase in AT III level after concentrate(More)
A new solid phase enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was developed for the quantitation of human Factor VII antigen (F VII Ag), using a monospecific rabbit anti-F VII antiserum. Anti-F VII F(ab')2 fragments were adsorbed to polystyrene plates. The binding of serial dilutions of control or test plasma, containing F VII, was detected by incubation with(More)
A chromogenic substrate kit for the determination of factor VIII activity (COATEST Factor VIII) has been evaluated in five different laboratories, one of them using a semi-automated procedure. This chromogenic method was compared to one-stage clotting assays for factor VIII determination in plasmas from healthy subjects, carriers of hemophilia A, severe,(More)