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Time-dependent changes of the reducible collagen crosslinks in the healing tissue of rabbit tooth extraction wounds were analyzed chromatographically. The ratio of dihydroxylysinonorleucine to hydroxylysinonorleucine in the collagen from normal alveolar bone was 4.4. This value increased about four times, on the 10th day after tooth extraction, coinciding(More)
Recent evidence indicates that death of uninfected lymphocytes by apoptosis plays an important role in the immunopathogenesis of HIV infection. We have previously demonstrated that CD4 cross-linking (CD4XL) performed in PBMC results in induction of T cell apoptosis in an accessory cell-dependent manner. In this study, we have investigated the roles of Fas(More)
The mechanism controlling the disappearance of osteoclasts from bone surfaces after bone resorption in vivo is largely unknown. This is because there is no suitable experimental system to trace the final fate of osteoclasts. Here, we used an experimental model of tooth movement in rats to show that preexisting osteoclasts disappeared from the bone surface(More)
Recommendations vary on whether blood pressures should be measured in the right or in the left arm because no frequency distributions for a pressure difference between the arms exist. We took a total of 12 blood pressure determinations in both arms of 174 elderly persons and analyzed the data by a least-squares components of variance method. The mean(More)
We have previously demonstrated that CD4 cross-linking (CD4XL) results in apoptosis of CD4+ T cells and augmentation of Fas antigen (CD95, APO-1) expression in CD4+ and CD8+ T cells. Here we demonstrate that CD4XL mediated by both, anti-CD4 monoclonal antibody (MoAb) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) envelope protein gp120 reduces the expression of the(More)
The application of expansional force induces replacement of the cartilaginous tissue with bone at the midpalatal suture of growing rats. We examined the early cellular events evoked by force by analyzing the expression of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), an operational marker of cell proliferation, and of several bone matrix proteins. A(More)
The mechanisms behind tolerance induction by portal venous (pv) injection of allogeneic cells are investigated. When a hematopoietic stem cell (HSC)-enriched population of BALB/c bone marrow was pv injected into C57BL/6 mice, the response of the T cells in the B6 mice to BALB/c alloantigens in mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR) decreased until day 4 after the(More)
In this report we examine the fate of donor cells injected via different routes. When PKH-26-labeled C57BL/6 (B6) spleen cells were intravenously (i.v.) injected into BALB/c mice, the donor cells were rejected within 3 days. In contrast, when the same B6 spleen cells were portal venously (p.v.) injected, they were trapped in the recipient liver. When(More)
The etiopathogenesis of focal and segmental glomerular sclerosis (FGS) remains unknown. Using a new animal model for FGS (FGS mouse), we demonstrate here that bone marrow transplantation from normal mice to FGS mice with a high grade of proteinuria (+ + +) ameliorates FGS, and that the transplantation of bone marrow cells or purified hemopoietic stem cells(More)