Elizabeth S Wheeler

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Divalent ion chelators (EDTA, EGTA) were found to remove 45Ca from high-affinity binding sites in isolated rabbit aortic smooth muscle in a concentration-dependent manner. Measurement of 14C-labeled EDTA uptake (10 to 60-min incubation periods) yielded tissue/medium ratios equivalent to the extracellular space [14C]-sucrose tissue/medium ratio). Addition of(More)
Familial lymphedema should be classified in two categories depending on onset. Milroy's disease, or congenital hereditary lymphedema, is present from birth, painless, without tendency to ulcerate, and may have cholestasis or intestinal lymphangiectasia associated with it. Meige's disease, hereditary lymphedema praecox, is lymphedema with onset in the first(More)
We present a controlled study that indicates faster epithelialization of blister-removed second-degree burn wounds in guinea pigs treated with hyperbaric oxygen (HBO). Assessment of vascularity by india ink perfusion indicated earlier return of capillary patency in the HBO-treated group. An examination of the question of a comparative increase in DNA(More)
BACKGROUND Human adipose tissue has been shown to contain multipotent cells with properties similar to mesenchymal stromal cells. While there have been many studies of the biology of these cells, no study has yet evaluated issues associated with tissue harvest. METHODS Adipose tissue was obtained from the subcutaneous space of the abdomen and hips of 10(More)
Concentrations of prostaglandin E1 (PGE1; 10(-7) M) that do not elicit tension responses in aortic strips potentiate contractions induced by submaximal concentrations (10(-8)-10(-7) M) of norepinephrine (NE) or angiotensin III (Ang III) but not those of high K+ depolarization or maximal NE or Ang III concentrations. Higher concentrations of PGE1 (10(-6) M(More)
A laboratory model for study of possible reinnervation at the muscle level is presented. The preliminary histochemical results suggest that muscular neurotization occurs following removal of the investing fascia. However, the muscle atrophy (which follows denervation) continues to take place in spite of such reinnervation. The potential clinical relevance(More)