Elaina Roach

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Cholecystokinin (CCK) is a known stimulus for the release of insulin and other islet hormones. To localize islet cell CCK binding sites, we measured the uptake of 125I-CCK by the isolated, perfused rat pancreas. Light microscope autoradiographs revealed uptake of label over both the endocrine islets of Langerhans and the exocrine acini. This uptake of(More)
Infantile hemangioma is a vascular tumor that exhibits a unique natural cycle of rapid growth followed by involution. Previously, we have shown that hemangiomas arise from CD133+ stem cells that differentiate into endothelial cells when implanted in immunodeficient mice. The same clonally expanded stem cells also produced adipocytes, thus recapitulating the(More)
To localize binding sites for peptide YY (PYY) in the pancreas we utilized a slide-mount autoradiographic technique on frozen sections of rat pancreas incubated with 125I-Tyr36-PPY. Saturable autoradiographic labeling was located over pancreatic blood vessels, whereas islets, acinar cells, ducts, and neural elements did not appear to be specifically(More)
The uptake of 125I-insulin by rat pancreas was studied in vivo. Following fixation and light microscope autoradiography, saturable uptake of 125I-insulin was quantitatively demonstrated on acinar and duct cells but not on blood vessels and islets of Langerhans. Electron microscopy revealed the localization of 125I-insulin to the basolateral cell membranes(More)
The effects of chloroquine on the binding, intracellular distribution, and action of insulin were studied in isolated pancreatic acini prepared from diabetic mice. Chloroquine had three effects on these cells. First, chloroquine altered cellular morphology by inducing an increase in the number and size of autophagic vacuoles and vesicles in the(More)
To morphologically evaluate the interaction of cholecystokinin (CCK) with its receptors on pancreatic acinar cells, we incubated isolated mouse acini at 37 degrees C with radioiodinated CCK and then prepared quantitative electron microscope autoradiographs. Specific binding of CCK to acini was one-half maximal at 2 min of incubation and maximal after 10(More)
125I-labeled cholecystokinin (CCK) binding and internalization were studied as a function of temperature in isolated rat pancreatic acini. At 37 degrees C, acini readily bound and degraded 125I-CCK. When labeled hormone binding was inhibited by increasing amounts of unlabeled CCK, competition-inhibition curves were biphasic, consistent with both high- (Kd,(More)
The internalization and intracellular distribution of 125I-insulin-like growth factor II (125I-IGF II) in mouse isolated pancreatic acini was studied by electron microscope autoradiography. 125I-IGF II was rapidly internalized; after 30 min over 70% of silver grains derived from the bound hormone were localized over the interior of the cells. The grain(More)
Methylamine and monensin are two agents known to interfere with the recycling of membrane receptors. In the present investigation, we studied their effects on the binding, intracellular distribution, and action of insulin in isolated pancreatic acini prepared from diabetic mice. These drugs had several similar effects on these cells. In a dose-dependent(More)
is responsible for over 35% of all foodborne illness Salmonella typhimurium related hospitalizations in the United States. This Gram-negative bacterium possesses an inner and an outer membrane (OM), the latter allowing its survival and replication within host tissues. During infection, OM is remodeled by transport of glycerophospholipids across the(More)
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