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Cryopreservation of primary hepatocyte monolayers may provide a means of long-term storage of the cells for in vitro studies of xenobiotic metabolism and toxicity. Rat hepatocytes can be stored at -70 degrees C as simple monolayers attached to collagen-coated dishes, and post-thaw cultures can be continued for up to 72 h. Throughout this post-thaw period(More)
Little work in the literature focuses on the cryopreservation of primary hepatocytes as monolayer cultures, yet this technique offers many distinct advantages over other cryopreservation systems, including high recovery, high post-thaw nutrient penetration, and low numbers of trapped dead cells. This article investigates the cryopreservation of primary rat(More)
The two-channel pneumocardiogram (PCG) is frequently used for evaluating infants at risk for infantile apnea. In this study, the two-channel PCG failed to identify a significant number of symptomatic infants that were diagnosed by a four-channel pneumocardiogram. Nine infants suffering from either apparent life-threatening events (ALTE) or persistent apnea(More)
Phenanthridine trypanocides (isometamidium chloride hydrochloride, ISM, and Ethidium bromide, EBr) have been widely used to treat African trypanosomiasis in livestock for more than 40 years. Their main action is to inhibit nucleic acid synthesis in trypanosome parasites, by intercalation between the DNA base pairs. They can also linearise selectively(More)
Complications associated with the use of autogenous bone in the repair or replacement of tissue lost through injury or disease have driven the search for alternative sources of graft material. Bioceramics containing hydroxyapatite (HA), tricalcium phosphate (TCP), or composites that combine the best properties of both of these materials are among the(More)
We hypothesized that because bilirubin is a potent free-radical quencher, infants without disorders that have oxygen-radical disease (ORD)-mediated mechanisms may have higher bilirubin levels than infants suffering from conditions possibly associated with ORD-mediated mechanisms (e.g., necrotizing enterocolitis, broncopulmonary dysplasia, intraventricular(More)
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