Dr E. Thomas

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Low glycemic index (GI) foods may confer an advantage when eaten before prolonged strenuous exercise by providing a slow-release source of glucose to the blood without an accompanying insulin surge. To test this hypothesis, eight trained cyclists pedalled to exhaustion one hour after ingestion of equal carbohydrate portions of four test meals: lentils, a(More)
It was hypothesized that slowly digested carbohydrates, that is, low glycemic index (GI) foods, eaten before prolonged strenuous exercise would increase the blood glucose concentration toward the end of exercise. Six trained cyclists pedaled on a cycle ergometer at 65-70% VO2max 60 min after ingestion of each of four test meals: a low-GI and a high-GI(More)
When cultured on agar-solidified media (based on Murashige and Skoog's formula), immature inflorescences and nodes ofLolium multiflorum underwent several different pathways of morphogenesis. The pathway expressed was dependent upon the type of explant, its age and the composition of the culture medium. Immature inflorescences generally produced either(More)
Gradiflow, a preparative electrophoresis separation device, was utilized to develop and test generic protocols for the preparation of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) from tissue culture supernatant and ascites fluid. The charge based protocol separated the high pI antibodies from the lower isoelectric points (pI) contaminants by either moving the antibody(More)
In serial sacrifice experiment, outbred male Syrian golden hamsters were treated once weekly for life with subcutaneous injections of N-nitroso-bis(2-hydroxypropyl) amine (DIPN). The pancreas was examined by high resolution light (1-micro sections) and transmission electron microscopy. Early nonspecific changes in all pancreatic epithelial cellular elements(More)
The activity patterns during development for acid phosphatase (Ac-P), alkaline phosphatase (A1-P), beta-glucuronidase (beta G), and UDP-glucuronyltransferase (UDPGT) have been determined in various tissues of the rat for corn oil and distilled water controls as well as in animals prenatally exposed to four fetotoxic chemicals. Postnatal assays were(More)
Forty-four samples of food, representing 35 species of animals and plants consumed by the Wopkaimin people of highland Papua New Guinea, were analyzed for their nutrient composition, many for the first time. Moisture, protein, fat and minerals (Na, K, Mg, Ca, Fe, Zn, Cu) were assayed directly. Energy and total carbohydrate content were calculated. The(More)
The CD28/CTLA4-B7-family plays an important role in T-cell costimulation and is crucial for IL-2 production and tolerance induction. The costimulatory molecule B7-BB1 (CD80) is expressed on activated antigen presenting cells, but its expression on peripheral blood mononuclear cells is very low. Here we report a patient with untreated SLE whose peripheral(More)
The role of cytochrome P-450 in the regulation of plasma membrane Ca+2 permeability of human peripheral T-lymphocytes by intracellular Ca+2 was examined. We assessed the effect of imidazole inhibitors of cytochrome P-450 on the intracytoplasmic free Ca+2 ([Ca+2]i) response generated using the microsomal ATPase inhibitor thapsigargin (THG) to deplete the(More)
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