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BACKGROUND Cathepsins are endosomal/lysosomal proteases that play important roles in regulating cell physiological processes in cardiovascular, neurological, musculoskeletal, and immunological systems. Pathophysiological processes are often associated with a change in cathepsin expression and activity, leading to the possibility of using cathepsins as(More)
OBJECTIVE A retrospective immunohistochemical study of parotid gland lesions was designed to evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic value of the proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and Ki-67 with monoclonal antibodies PC 10 and MIB-1, respectively. STUDY DESIGN Tissue samples comprised normal parotid gland (N, n = 10), chronic sialadenitis (CS, n =(More)
The aim of this investigation was to determine whether volumetric changes occurred in differentiating layers of stratified squamous epithelium. Samples of cheek pouch mucosa from 5 hamsters were obtained, prepared for electron microscopy using carefully controlled methods, and electron micrographs obtained from defined basal, spinous and granular layers of(More)
During February and March, 1974, an epizootic involving lesser scaup (Aythya affinis) occurred in the Tampa Bay area on the west coast of Florida. Several thousand ducks are estimated to have died. Concurrent with this epizootic was a red tide caused by heavy blooms of the toxic dinoflagellate Gymnodinium breve intoxication were evident in some of the(More)
Nineteen 9-week-old brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis), obtained from a colony in Vero Beach, Florida, containing environmentally acquired p,p'-DDE residues, were subjected to a food deprivation experiment. Samples of brain, liver, muscle, and fat taken after one and two week periods of starvation indicated that starved birds contained significantly(More)
The neuroprotective activity of (1S,2S)-1-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-(4-hydroxy-4-phenylpiperidino)-1-propanol (CP-101,606), an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist structurally similar to ((+/-)-(R*,S*)-alpha-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-beta-methyl-4-(phenylmethyl)-1-++ +piperidineethanol (ifenprodil), was investigated in neurons in primary culture. CP-101,606(More)