Ellen M Conway

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Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) dramatically alters the levels of various surface components of the blood vessel wall, such as blood coagulation enzyme receptors, leukocyte-adhesive receptors, and class 1 major histocompatibility complex antigens, which may have relevance to its effects in septic shock, angiogenesis, and tumor growth. However, the precise(More)
We have studied tissue factor gene expression in the leukocytes of 22 patients with acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML). Total RNA from peripheral blood or bone marrow cells depleted of monocytes was analyzed by Northern blot analysis using a 32P-labeled tissue factor cDNA probe. Cells from 10 cases expressed tissue factor mRNA and positive cases were(More)
RIAs for hemostatic system activation were employed to study patients who were anticoagulated with warfarin. The mean prothrombin fragment F1 + 2 concentration in stably anticoagulated individuals without an inherited thrombotic diathesis (mean prothrombin time [PT] ratio [PT of patient/PT of normal plasma pool] = 1.74) was 0.231 nM as compared with a mean(More)
Heparin-like molecules, isolated from cultured rat and human skin fibroblasts, accelerated the inactivation of purified human thrombin via purified human antithrombin. Only 15% of the biologic activity of the complex carbohydrates derived from human skin fibroblasts was expressed when the heparin-binding domain an antithrombin was chemically modified at the(More)
A dose dependent suppression of daily cortisol excretion was shown in 25 children with asthma being treated with beclomethasone dipropionate. Cortisol metabolites tended to occur below the normal range when doses of beclomethasone of more than 400 micrograms/m2/day were given. Androgen excretion below the normal range was apparent in asthmatic children aged(More)
We have examined the effect of recombinant tumor necrosis factor on the expression of tissue factor activity and tissue factor mRNA levels in vascular endothelial cells. Following exposure of human umbilical vein endothelial cells to this cytokine, the appearance of tissue factor procoagulant activity was detected following cell disruption, and was maximal(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate effects on adrenal function of fluticasone, a recently released inhaled steroid preparation with lower systemic bioavailability than beclomethasone dipropionate. METHODS 34 children on high doses (400-909 micrograms/m2/d) of inhaled beclomethasone dipropionate or budesonide were recruited into a double blind, crossover study(More)
We have developed a radioimmunoassay (RIA) for prethrombin 2 (Pr2), a potential intermediate in the transformation of prothrombin to thrombin. Antisera against human Pr2 were raised in rabbits and the respective immunoglobulin G fractions were chromatographed on prothrombin-Sepharose. The specific antibody population obtained was used to construct a(More)
Humans have an innate liking for sweetness, which may have an evolutionary basis. Sweetness typically signals the presence of calories and nutrients and thus, universal liking for sweet taste once served to support survival. In the modern food supply, however, sweetness is often delivered via added sugars and sweeteners devoid of other beneficial nutrients.(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical samples were distributed on 10 occasions to six UK laboratories that perform urinary steroid profile analysis. Urine samples were from normal adult men and women, normal children and neonates. Samples from patients with Cushing's syndrome, virilization, adrenarche, obesity and congenital adrenal hyperplasia (21 and 17-hydroxylase(More)
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