F J Bloomfield

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1. Tamm-Horsfall glycoprotein was isolated from hamster urine and antiserum against it was produced in rabbits. Immunoglobulin G was isolated from the antiserum. 2. Indirect methods of immunofluorescence staining were applied to kidney sections previously fixed by both perfusion and immersion methods. Tamm-Horsfall glycoprotein was identified associated(More)
We have used lithium salts to stimulate degranulation in order to assess neutrophil activity in psoriasis. Evidence is presented for significant enhancement of degranulation of beta-glucuronidase (primary granules) and vitamin B12-binding protein (secondary granules) from lithium-stimulated neutrophils in psoriatic whole blood. Basal levels of granule(More)
1. Homogenates of guinea-pig left ventricle were fractionated by differential pelleting and by centrifugation on continuous sucrose density gradients. 2. The principal subcellular organelles of myocardium, characterized by their marker enzyme content, were resolved by density gradient centrifugation in a small-volume zonal rotor. The equilibrium densities(More)
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) secretion by peripheral blood and tissue-fixed macrophages from patients with colorectal carcinoma was assessed. There was no significant difference between PGE2 production by peripheral blood mononuclear cells between patients with colorectal carcinoma and normal controls. However, secretion of PGE2 by tissue-fixed macrophages from(More)
Unsaturated vitamin B(12)-binding capacity (UBBC) of human serum is not reproducibly measurable because it increases variably in vitro in relation to time, temperature, and, in the case of plasma, anticoagulant present before removal of cells. This variable increase proved to be due to variable release in vitro of transcobalamin III (TC III) from(More)
The effect of in-vivo administration of N-2-hydroxyethylpiperazine-N'-2- ethane sulphonic acid (HEPES) and taurine on rat paw oedema and reactive oxidant production was examined. Carrageenan-induced paw oedema was attenuated following intraperitoneal injection of HEPES. Chemiluminescence production by isolated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) was(More)
We have demonstrated that degranulation from normal human neutrophils in whole blood was stimulated by low concentrations of lithium salts and was produced by noncytolytic means. Significant amounts of beta-glucuronidase could be released from the primary granules, in addition to vitamin B12- binding protein from the secondary granules, by 10 mM lithium.(More)