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Epidermal regeneration depends on mitosis and migration of keratinocytes. Epidermal growth factor is known to stimulate growth of keratinocytes in vitro, thus it might be expected to promote wound healing. The results of this study show that topical application of biosynthetic human epidermal growth factor accelerates epidermal regeneration in(More)
Abdominal wall defects resulting from trauma, invasive infection, or hernia present a difficult problem for the surgeon. In order to study the problems associated with the prosthetic materials used for abdominal wall reconstruction, an animal model was used to simulate abdominal wall defects in the presence of peritonitis and invasive infection. One hundred(More)
High levels of IgG antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) have been associated with clinical thrombosis. It is uncertain however whether these antibodies play a direct role in thrombosis or are merely epiphenomena. To investigate whether antiphospholipid antibodies might play a role in thrombosis, we utilized a novel mouse model in which the dynamics of in vivo(More)
Recent clinical data strongly suggest that elevated urinary albumin excretion (UAE) identifies diabetic subjects at risk of developing nephropathy. Elevated UAE is attributed to increased transglomerular pressure, which is associated with poor metabolic control in rats. Because excess glucose in diabetes is metabolized via the polyol pathway, we were(More)
Medical records of patients diagnosed with primary fallopian tube carcinoma between 1979 and 1989 were reviewed. Twenty-six patients were eligible; 8 patients were excluded after pathologic review, leaving 18 patients included in the study for this analysis. The median and mean age were 61 and 59 years, respectively, with a range of 39-80 years. There were(More)
We measured the relative binding affinity (RBA) of 17-alpha-methyltestosterone (MET) for the rat prostate androgen receptor and human sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) in vitro. The reference compound in both instances was dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the RBA of which was set at 100%. The RBA of methyltestosterone was 44% for the androgen receptor, but 11%(More)
The effect of experimental diabetes on hepatic drug metabolism was studied in male Holtzman rats. Treatment of animals with streptozotocin and 6-aminonicotinamide, both agents which produce an insulin-deficient animal, caused prolongation of hexobarbital sleeping times and inhibition of the rate of metabolism of both hexobarbital and, to a lesser extent,(More)
SK&F 82526 and its enantiomers have been shown to increase renal blood flow and decrease renal vascular resistance in the anesthetized dog. The effect of the racemate on lowering systemic blood pressure in the anesthetized dog and the spontaneously hypertensive rat has been shown to be caused by the R-enantiomer with the S-enantiomer being devoid of(More)
Overt production of ASL signs was evaluated using H(2)(15)O PET to differentiate brain systems that support sign language production at the lexical-selection and phonological-articulatory levels. Subjects were 16 right-handed, congenitally deaf native ASL signers (10 women, six men; age 20 to 29 years). Scans were performed while subjects (1) passively(More)
Impaired wound healing remains an important clinical problem. Treatment with systemic Adriamycin (doxorubicin) is known to impair wound healing in patients, and it has been used to produce animal models of impaired healing. The results of previous studies have shown that local treatment of incisions in normal rats with transforming growth factor beta(More)