Frank W Snel

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Using calcium-dependent affinity chromatography on Sepharose-bearing, covalently-coupled pneumococcal C-polysaccharide, a protein was isolated from the serum of dogs that had undergone general anaesthesia and major surgery. This protein was confirmed as the canine analogue of C-reactive protein (CRP) in other species by virtue of its electron microscopic(More)
Serum concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP) in dogs with various diseases or undergoing various procedures were measured by specific immunoassay. In 20 healthy dogs from various sources, values were all less than 5 mg/L, but in 22 healthy dogs from a single source, values ranged from less than 5 mg/L in 14 dogs and from 8 to 67 mg/L in 8 dogs.(More)
For over 70 years animal experiments have been performed to elucidate the pathogenesis of reactive amyloidosis and to investigate the formation of the beta-pleated sheet-rich amyloid fibrils in general. In appropriate species, primarily rodents like mouse and hamster, amyloid is formed after stimulation with amyloid-inducing injections after a lag phase(More)
AA-amyloidosis was induced in hamsters receiving amyloid-enhancing factor (AEF) by daily subcutaneous injection with either an aged casein solution or casein supplemented with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Both amyloid inducers gave similar results with respect to amyloid development in spleen, liver and kidneys and to serum amyloid A (SAA) concentrations and(More)
Reactive systemic AA amyloidosis was induced in female, male and castrated male hamsters either by repeated injection of casein or by injection of amyloid enhancing factor (AEF) followed by casein. The circulating concentrations of serum amyloid A protein (SAA), the putative precursor of the AA amyloid fibril protein, and of female protein (FP), the(More)
Age, gender, and regional differences in the responses of a Dutch population to the Prediction of Future Events Scale (Tobacyk, Nagot, & Mitchell, 1989) were explored. The factor structure of the scale was found to be identical to that in the U.S. study of Tobacyk et al., although the latter study accounted for 40.6% of the variance, whereas the present(More)
49 paranormal healers working by laying-on of hands (direct healing) and healing at a distance were compared with 56 nurses and a control group of 73 randomly selected persons on their locus of control and especially on the subscale Powerful Others of Levenson. The paranormal healers scored external in locus of control, and their scores differed(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a double dose of intraarticular triamcinolone acetonide is more effective for knee arthritis than a 40-mg dose. METHODS In this 12-week randomized controlled clinical trial, 40 mg and 80 mg of intraarticular triamcinolone acetonide were compared in patients with knee arthritis. Evaluated variables included a Likert burden(More)
49 paranormal healers working by laying-on-of-hands (direct healing) and distance healing were compared with 56 nursing staff and a control group of 73 on the information-processing styles of field-dependence and reflexivity-impulsivity. Apparently paranormal healers scored as more field-dependent than the other groups which is consistent with observations(More)
The acute phase SAA response was studied in hamsters. An SAA-stimulating factor (SAASF) was detected in the early acute phase blood plasma of hamsters which were subcutaneously injected with casein-LPS. The latter is routinely used in our laboratory for amyloid induction in hamsters. Acute (4 h) inflammatory exudates (greater than 80 per cent(More)