Dedeene Thompson-Montgomery

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Some sigma receptor ligands have been shown to bind with low affinity to the dopamine transporter and to inhibit [3H]dopamine uptake. It has not previously been shown whether any of these compounds influence release of dopamine via facilitated exchange diffusion. To further examine the nature of the interaction between sigma receptor ligands and the(More)
BACKGROUND Extensive periods without agitation can occasionally occur during platelet (PLT) shipment and can affect PLT quality during 5- to 7-day storage. The use of buffer-containing PLT additive solutions (ASs) may better preserve PLT quality during storage by maintaining PLT pH and other in vitro variables. A newly described bicarbonate-containing AS,(More)
BACKGROUND Prolonged periods without agitation produce platelet (PLT) storage lesions that result in reduced in vitro assay parameters and an increase of apoptotic markers during storage. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of periods without agitation on PLT mitochondrial function, blood gases, and activation. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS(More)
Autoradiographic studies have shown that sigma receptors are enriched in the locus coeruleus, the origin of noradrenergic projections to the cerebellum, as well as in the Purkinje, molecular, and granular layers and the interpositus cerebellar nucleus of the cerebellum itself. In contrast, the cerebellum is relatively poor in phencyclidine (PCP) binding(More)
BACKGROUND Amotosalen, a psoralen, has been utilized for photochemical treatment (PCT) of apheresis platelets (PLTs) and pooled buffy coat PLTs suspended in additive solution. In the United States, the source of many PLT transfusions is from whole blood-derived PLTs prepared by the PLT-rich plasma (PRP) method. This study investigated the in vitro PLT(More)
BACKGROUND Whole blood-derived platelets (PLTs) prepared by the PLT-rich plasma method are subjected to a recommended 1-hour rest period after the second centrifugation to avoid excessive PLT activation. Different apheresis PLT preparation methods demonstrate different levels of PLT activation and ability to form macroscopic aggregates immediately after(More)
BACKGROUND A comparative study evaluated the retention of apheresis platelet (A-PLT) in vitro properties prepared with PLT additive solution (PAS)-III or 100% plasma and stored with continuous agitation (CA) and without continuous agitation (WCA). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS PLTs collected with the Amicus cell separator (Fenwal, Inc.) were utilized to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Platelets during storage undergo diverse alterations collectively known as the platelet storage lesion, including metabolic, morphological, functional and structural changes. Some changes correlate with activation of p38 mitogen activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK). Another MAPK, extracellular signal-related kinase (ERK), is(More)
BACKGROUND Commercially available additive solutions (ASs) require 30% to 35% plasma for optimal storage of platelets (PLTs). PLTs suspended in M-sol, a bicarbonate-based experimental platelet additive solution (PAS), maintain in vitro PLT properties during storage with low levels of plasma (< or =5%). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Four different formulations(More)
BACKGROUND The gas permeability of platelet (PLT) storage bags influences the retention of in vitro PLT parameters during storage. The aim of this study was to evaluate mitochondrial function of PLTs stored in first- and second-generation bags with different gas permeabilities. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Identical whole blood-derived PLT concentrates were(More)