Eric M Chin

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Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) is a growth factor for type II pneumocytes. Type II pneumocyte hyperplasia, a common reaction to lung injury, has been postulated to play an important role in lung repair. The potential protective effect of KGF was therefore studied in rat models of radiation- and bleomycin-induced lung injury. Intratracheal instillation of(More)
Diffusion tensor imaging is a magnetic resonance imaging technique that provides insight into the anatomy and integrity of white matter pathways in the brain. Further processing of these data can help map individual tracts, which can aid in surgical planning. Understanding the basics of this technique can improve characterization of white matter development(More)
We describe a 14-year-old boy with a pilocytic astrocytoma of the left caudate head. Preoperative localization MR imaging (MRI) was performed in the operating room, and spatial distortion was noted felt to be related to head positioning relative to the isocenter of the magnetic field. The distortion artifact was subtle enough to be difficult to detect, but(More)
To determine the genetic and molecular basis for rheumatoid factor (RF) autoantibody reactivity in patients with destructive, erosive arthritis, we established a human lymphoblastoid cell line (hRF-1) from a patient with polyarthritis that produced an IgG RF mAb, mAb hRF-1. Studies of isolated H and L chains showed that the specificity of RF reactivity is(More)
Infection with human T-cell leukemia virus type II (HTLV-II) has been associated with rare chronic T-cell malignancies and has recently been demonstrated in a significant proportion of American intravenous drug abusers (IVDA). Identification of an HTLV-II-infected cohort of IVDA has allowed analysis of the HTLV-II carrier state. We analyzed clinical,(More)
Regulation of human T-cell leukemia virus type II (HTLV-II) gene expression by the trans-acting viral protein, Rex, is mediated through specific cis-acting sequences in the HTLV-II long terminal repeat (LTR). Augmentation of 5' LTR-linked gene expression by Rex requires two distinct cis-acting elements: one termed the "Rex-responsive element" (RxRE), which(More)
A white man with a progressive spastic paraparesis that began 15 months after sustaining severe trauma in a motor vehicle accident was positive for antibodies to human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Serum antibody to HTLV-I was confirmed by Western blot and radioimmunoprecipitation assay. We detected specific(More)
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