Der-Wang Tzeng

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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)
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)
Two human peripheral blood monocyte subsets and lymphocytes were isolated by counterflow centrifugal elutriation (CCE). The cell volumes of 303 mu3 and 380 mu3 were measured for the smaller and larger monocyte populations, respectively. Superoxide release by large monocytes exposed to opsonized zymosan was five times more active than that of the small(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)
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)
The purpose of this investigation was to elucidate the enzymic programs of pyrimidine, carbohydrate, and purine me tabolism and the pattern of pyrimidine and purine ribonucleotides 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)