Daniel Pepper

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The specificity of the staining of CREST scleroderma patient serum was investigated by immunofluorescence and immunoelectron microscopy. The serum was found to stain the centromere region of mitotic chromosomes in many mammalian cell types by immunofluorescence. It also localized discrete spots in interphase nuclei which we have termed "presumptive(More)
The number, distribution, and nucleating capacity of microtubule-organizing centers (MTOCs) has been investigated in a variety of cultured mammalian cells. Most interphase cells contain a single MTOC that is localized at the centrosome region and corresponds to the centriole and pericentriolar material. MTOCs, like centrioles, become duplicated during the S(More)
A new method is offered for combined living cell and electron-microscopic studies of spermatocytes (or other cells) which normally do not adhere to glass. The key step is micro-injection of glutaraldehyde near the target cell whenever desired during observation in life. Fixation begins and simultaneously the cell is stuck very firmly to the underlying(More)
Cultured mammalian cells were exposed briefly to culture media made hypotonic with various dilutions of distilled water. Electron microscopic observations and tubulin immunofluorescence were carried out on mitotic cells that had been briefly exposed to hypotonic conditions. Similar observations were made on cells that had been exposed to hypotonic medium(More)
Antitubulin antibody was used as an immunofluorescent and immunoelectron microscopic probe to localize tubulin in components of the mitotic apparatus of rat kangaroo (strain PtK1) cells in vitro. In addition to the detection of tubulin in the spindle microtubules and centrioles, other structures were found to display specific staining including(More)
Schema mappings are logical assertions that specify the relationships between a source and a target schema in a declarative way. The specification of such mappings is a fundamental problem in information integration. Mappings can be generated by existing mapping systems (semi-)automatically from a visual specification between two schemas. In general, the(More)
A lysed cell system was used to study the organelle structure and nucleation of exogenous tubulin at kinetochores and centrosomes in mitotic PtK2 cells. We have used this lysed cell system in conjunction with nuclease digestion experiments to determine which specific nucleic acids (DNA or RNA) are involved in either the structure and/or(More)
We have devised a procedure for the identification of individual molecules which are associated with the mitotic spindle apparatus and cytoskeleton in mammalian cells. We prepared monoclonal antibody-producing hybridomas by immunizing mice with mitotic spindles isolated from cultured HeLa cells. Among several antibody-producing clones obtained, one(More)
OBJECTIVE The study was conducted to assess the efficacy and rate of complications of endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) of the short saphenous vein (SSV). METHODS During a 17-month period, 210 (187 patients) with SSV incompetence documented by duplex ultrasound studies were treated with EVLT using a 980-nm diode laser. Duplex ultrasound examinations were(More)
BACKGROUND Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS or drones) could potentially be used for the routine transport of small goods such as diagnostic clinical laboratory specimens. To the best of our knowledge, there is no published study of the impact of UAS transportation on laboratory tests. METHODS Three paired samples were obtained from each one of 56 adult(More)