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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)
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)
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)
An in vitro culture system of bovine vaginal epithelial cells (BVECs) was developed to study the cytopathogenic effects of Tritrichomonas foetus and the role of lipophosphoglycan (LPG)-like cell surface glycoconjugates in adhesion of parasites to host cells. Exposure of BVEC monolayers to T. foetus resulted in extensive damage of monolayers. Host cell(More)
The major sterol of promastigotes of stocks of Leishmania tropica, L. donovani and 3 subspecies of L. mexicana has been identified as ergosta-5,7,24(28)-trien-3 beta-ol; and of an L. major stock as ergosta-7,24(28)-dien-3 beta-ol. 24-Methylcholesta-5,7,22-trien-3 beta-ol and 24-ethylcholesta-5,7,22-trien-3 beta-ol were minor constituents, and traces of(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)
Autologous fat grafting as a technique to correct soft-tissue defects is a controversial subject. The high percentage of fat resorption and the resulting need for additional grafting considerably reduce the value of this method. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical application of tissue-culturing methodology in the handling of the lipocyte(More)
Trichomonas vaginalis and Tritrichomonas foetus grown in a fetal calf serum-based culture medium were exposed to radiolabeled phospholipids and lipid precursors to determine the extent to which these organisms can incorporate complex lipids and/or de novo synthesize their major membrane phosphoglycerides. Phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylcholine(More)