G. W. Kidder

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The conditions for luxuriant axenic cultivation of the trypanosomid flagellate Crithidia fasciculata in chemically-defined media were determined. Improvements over the hitherto published media include higher concentrations of amino acids, folic acid (where this is the sole source of pteridine) and purines and the inclusion of threonine and Tween 80.(More)
PURPOSE Treatment of de-epithelialized human corneas with riboflavin (RF) + long-wavelength ultraviolet light (UVA; RFUVA) increases corneal stroma tensile strength significantly. RFUVA treatment retards the progression of keratoconus, perhaps by cross-linking of collagen molecules, but exact molecular mechanisms remain unknown. Research described here(More)
Teleost fish experience passive osmotic water influx in fresh water (FW) and water outflux in salt water, which is normally compensated by water flow driven by active ion transport mechanisms. Euryhaline fish may also minimize osmotic energy demand by "behavioral osmoregulation", seeking a medium isotonic with their body fluids. Our goal was to evaluate the(More)
The rodent gap junction protein connexin32 (Cx32) is highly expressed in hepatocytes, less abundantly in Schwann cells and oligodendrocytes, and at low levels in the early mouse embryo. In both hepatocytes and Schwann cells, Cx32 expression is directed by alternative promoter regions (P1 and P2) which activate differently spliced transcript isoforms. Here(More)
N6-methyladenine (6-methylaminopurine [6-MA]), a plant growth regulator and a normal constituent of nucleic acids, has been found to inhibit the growth of Trypanosoma cruzi, Leishmania braziliensis, L. donovani, L. tarentolae, L. mexicana, and Crithidia fasciculata. The extent of growth inhibition in these organisms is related to the sensitivity of guanine(More)
Northern killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus macrolepidotus, spawn in estuaries at high tides. Embryos may be stranded in air at stream margins as the water recedes. These aerially incubated embryos are exposed to desiccation stress and may survive and develop normally to hatching at ∼14 days post-fertilization (dpf). We developed a technique to quantitatively(More)
DOBSON, JAMES G., JR., AND GEORGE W. KIDDER III. Edye damage effect in in vitro frog skin preparations. Am. J. Physiol. 214 (4) : 719-724. 1968.-When frog skin is mounted between conventional chambers, some of the tissue in the exposed area is damaged by stresses imposed by the clamping process. It has been possible to measure the extent and characteristics(More)