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The objective of this study ws to assess the levels of 39 toxic metals and essential minerals in hair samples of children with autism spectrum disorders and their mothers compared to controls. Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry was used to analyze the elemental content of the hair of children with autism spectrum disorders (n=51), a subset of(More)
Previously, we have shown that insulin-like growth factor binding protein-7 (IGFBP-7) expression is inversely correlated with disease progression in breast cancer and is associated with poor outcome. To further investigate the role of IGFBP-7 in the growth and metastatic behavior of breast cancer, primary breast tumors and metastatic tumors derived from the(More)
The present study investigated the acute effects of taurine on intracellular Ca2+ ([Ca2+]i) in normal and diabetic cardiac myocytes. [Ca2+]i was monitored using fura-2 in single myocytes isolated from control or streptozotocin-treated rats and paced at frequencies between 0.33 Hz and 2.0 Hz in the absence or presence of 20 mM taurine. Increasing stimulus(More)
Murine Hepatitis Virus Strain 3 (MHV-3) produces fulminant hepatitis with 80-90% mortality in Balb/cJ mice. Previous studies in our laboratory have shown that peritoneal macrophages from MHV-3 infected mice produce a procoagulant (PCA) which has the ability to cleave prothrombin to thrombin (prothrombinase) encoded by the gene fgl2 located on chromosome 5.(More)
This study compares the performance of the Quickscreen and Default protocols of the ILO-96 Otodynamics Analyzer in recording transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) from adults using clinical decision analysis. Data were collected from 25 males (mean age = 29.0 years, SD = 6.8) and 35 females (mean age = 28.1 years, SD = 9.6). The results showed(More)