Erica R Burns

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Spasm and thrombosis of the coronary microcirculation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of the cardiomyopathy of Chagas' disease. We demonstrate that increases in platelet adherence and aggregation accompany Trypanosoma cruzi infection and may contribute to the observed microvascular pathology. Scanning electron microscopy and radiolabeled platelets(More)
Circadian rhythms in DNA synthesis are described for the tongue epithelium, five different regions of the alimentary canal (gut)--esophagus, stomach, duodenum, jejunum and rectum--and bone marrow in a group of BDF1 male mice. A circadian rhythm is also described for the mitotic index in the corneal epithelium in the same mice. The data document for the(More)
We have investigated the case of a woman, 44 years of age, who presented with erythrocytosis, thrombocytopenia and a right axial myxoma. Surgical removal of the tumor allowed correction of all hematologic abnormalities. A serum erythropoietin level obtained from the right atrium of the patient during pre-operative cardiac catheterization was twice those of(More)
The cooperative cell kinetic actions of ET-1 with TGF-alpha or EGF in normal rat kidney fibroblasts (NRK-49F) and KNRK cells (Kirsten MSV transformed) were analyzed by [3H]-thymidine incorporation assay and flow cytometry. A marked synergistic effect of TGF-alpha and ET-1 (or EGF and ET-1) on DNA synthesis and G1 to S transition was observed in NRK cells;(More)
When cyclophosphamide and 1-beta-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine were administered to mice previously given injections of L1210 leukemia cells, the combination was more effective than either drug given alone. The effectiveness of the 2 drugs in combination was strongly influenced by the stage of the circadian system at which the drugs were administered. With the(More)
The pathologic hallmarks of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) include endothelial cell proliferation and subendothelial hyalin deposits in the microvasculature leading to symptomatic thrombotic occlusions. Plasma or sera from three consecutive patients with TTP were subjected to multiple analyses to determine whether they induce endothelial injury(More)