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S100/calgranulin polypeptides are present at sites of inflammation, likely released by inflammatory cells targeted to such loci by a range of environmental cues. We report here that receptor for AGE (RAGE) is a central cell surface receptor for EN-RAGE (extracellular newly identified RAGE-binding protein) and related members of the S100/calgranulin(More)
Quantitative assays of the spatial pattern of cell production in the developing retina of Xenopus have been made using 3H-thymidine labelling and colcemid blockade of mitosis. Reconstructions were made from serial sections showing the position of every mitotic figure in the retina. After stage 54 the number of mitotic figures decreases at the dorsal margin(More)
Mixed life cycle stages of rat-derived Pneumocystis carinii were isolated from host lungs and their sterols were compared with those present in lungs from normal and immunosuppressed uninfected rats. Gas-liquid chromatography consistently detected, resolved, and quantified 9, 10, and 20 sterol components in the total nonsaponifiable neutral lipid fraction(More)
The pattern of retinal vasculative is described and the position at which cell proliferation at the ventral retinal margin is maximal was shown to be at the point of entry of the ventral blood vessels. To test whether there is a causal relation between retinal blood supply and retinal cell production, surgical inversion of the eye, transplantations and(More)
The change in spatial pattern of retinal cell production that occurs after midlarvae stages in Xenopus is shown to occur because of a greater proliferative response to thyroxine in the ventral than in the dorsal margin of the retina. The asymmetry of retinal cell production is not caused by a dorsoventral difference in the duration of the mitotic cycle. It(More)
The glycophosphosphingolipids of Tritrichomonas foetus, an aerotolerant parasite of the urogenital tract of cattle, have been characterized by a combination of metabolic labeling, chromatography, and tandem mass spectrometry. The acidic glycolipid fraction of T. foetus obtained by DEAE Sephadex A-25 column chromatography was subfractionated by high(More)
In this study we established human vaginal epithelial cells (hVECs) in culture and evaluated their interaction with Trichomonas vaginalis parasites to complement previous studies using other cell types. Primary cultures of hVECs were established. Contaminating fibroblasts were separated from epithelial cells by differential trypsinization. Specific antibody(More)
Thiastearic acid positional isomers (8, 9, 10, 11) were examined for their ability to inhibit population growth and the biosynthesis of a phosphatidylethanolamine cyclopropane fatty acyl group, cis-9,10-methyleneoctadecanoic acid (dihydrosterculic acid), by promastigotes of Leishmania species. Thiastearic acids are candidate chemotherapeutic agents, since(More)
A chromatographic analysis of lipids of cultured promastigotes of Leishmania donovani, L. braziliensis, L. mexicana, L. tropica, L. enriettii, L. hertigi, L. adleri, and L. tarentolae showed that total lipids were 2--15% of dry wt, and neutral and polar lipids were 14--55% and 45--86% of total lipids. Major lipid classes were as follows: sterol ester,(More)