Debra Greenblatt

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Our results indicate that B lymphocytes stimulated with anti-Ig or antigen exhibit repetitive [Ca2+]i transients which persist for hours. The magnitude of these transients favors an important and ongoing role for [Ca2+]i elevation in antigen driven B cell activation. Repetitive Ca2+ transients may prove to be a prevalent mechanism of Ca2+ signaling. In(More)
The accurate measurement of ionized intracellular calcium [Ca++]i in single cells by flow cytometry with the use of a new fluorescent calcium chelator, indo-1, is described. We have developed a dependable in situ calibration technique that indicates a resting [Ca++]i in lymphocytes of 100 nM. The enhanced fluorescence of this probe permits its use at(More)
Benzene (0.113 M) inhibited haem and protein synthesis in rabbit reticulocytes. This inhibition of haem synthesis was found when L-2-[14C]-glycine was used as the radioactive precursor. However, when 4-[14C]delta-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) was used, there was no significant inhibition. Since ALA measures the haem synthetic pathway beyond the enzyme(More)
We investigated the effect of increasing dietary cholesterol on bile acid pool sizes and the regulation of the two bile acid synthetic pathways (classic, via cholesterol 7alpha-hydroxylase, and alternative, via sterol 27-hydroxylase) in New Zealand white rabbits fed 3 g cholesterol/per day for up to 15 days. Feeding cholesterol for one day increased hepatic(More)
We investigated the effect of ileal bile acid transport on the regulation of classic and alternative bile acid synthesis in cholesterol-fed rats and rabbits. Bile acid pool sizes, fecal bile acid outputs (synthesis rates), and the activities of cholesterol 7alpha-hydroxylase (classic bile acid synthesis) and cholesterol 27-hydroxylase (alternative bile acid(More)
The effect of cholesterol feeding (3 g/day) on bile acid synthesis was examined in 10 New Zealand white rabbits (NZW), 8 Watanabe heterozygous and 10 homozygous rabbits with partial and complete deficiencies of LDL receptors. After 10 days of cholesterol feeding, bile fistulas were constructed and bile acid pool sizes were measured. Cholesterol feeding(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Cholesterol feeding unexpectedly inhibits cholesterol 7 alpha-hydroxylase in rabbits. The aim of this study was to explore the mechanism. METHODS Twenty male New Zealand white rabbits were fed regular chow with and without 2% cholesterol for 10 days followed by 7 days of bile drainage. The activities of hepatic cholesterol 7(More)
We report here the role of B cell stimulatory factors in the induction of antigen-specific proliferation of affinity-purified small B lymphocytes. TI-1 antigens such as TNP-LPS and TNP-BA induced proliferation of hapten-binding B cells in the absence of exogenous B cell stimulatory factors. TI-2 antigens such as TNP-Ficoll required the co-stimulator BSF-1(More)
Nonenzymatic, trypsin sensitive cytokines derived from lectin stimulated normal human mononuclear cells have been shown to induce release of proteoglycan and collagen degrading proteinase activity from chondrocytes in cartilage organ and isolated suspension culture systems. Active chondrocyte protein and RNA synthesis were required to induce activity.(More)