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Like in the polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN), the platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) purified to homogeneity is capable of inducing monocyte activation responses as evaluated by generation of superoxide anion (O-.2) from membrane-associated oxidase system, release of granule enzymes, and enhanced cell adherence and cell aggregation. Superoxide anion(More)
An experiment was conducted to assess the physiological effects of a diet rich in foods cotaining phosphate additives. During a 4-week control period, eight adults were fed a balanced diet free of phosphate additives providing approximately 95 g protein 0.7 g Ca and 1.0 g P per day. During a subsequent 4-week period, food items containing phosphate(More)
The platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) has several well defined important biologic activities. Platelet-derived growth factor is the major mitogen in human serum for cells of mesenchymal origins; it is a potent chemoattractant protein for human monocytes, neutrophils, fibroblasts, and smooth muscle cells; and has been implicated in transformation by(More)
NMDA (N-methyl-d-aspartate) receptor, a subclass of the ionotropic glutamate receptors, participates in synaptic transmission and plays important roles in various higher brain functions in the vertebrate central nervous system. Here, we report the cloning of two NR1 subunits of tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus). Phylogenetic analysis strongly supports that(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to elucidate the en-zymic programs of pyrimidine, carbohydrate, and purine me tabolism and the pattern of pyrimidine and purine ribonucleo-tides in two lines of human colon carcinoma xenografts of different growth rates. The slower-growing colon tumor line was well differentiated; the more rapidly growing line was a(More)
Standard preparative techniques for human polymorphonuclear leukocytes involves the sequential exposure of the PMN to dextran, Ficoll-Hypaque (FH) gradient centrifugation, and hypotonic stress. Counterflow centrifugal elutriation (CCE) allows isolation of PMN from whole blood without exposure to these potentially toxic substances. We have previously(More)
Standard isolation techniques for the human polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) involve sequential exposure of cells to the nonphysiologic environments of dextran, Ficoll-Hypaque (FH) gradient centrifugation, and hypotonic conditions. It has been suggested that these may be harmful to the recovered PMN. Counterflow centrifugal elutriation (CCE) allows(More)