Gregory A Rich

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The in vitro effects of perfluorocarbon (PFC) on human neutrophil activation and chemotaxis were examined. Neutrophils were incubated, with and without PFC, and were analyzed for chemotaxis through 5-microns and 8-microns pore filters. Neutrophil activation was quantitated by flow cytometry. Activation studies showed that PFC-treated neutrophil samples (n =(More)
Groups of 12-week-old Balb/c mice were inoculated intranasally with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and sacrificed at regular intervals after infection. T lymphocyte subset distribution was determined in lung tissue, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), peripheral blood, and spleen by means of flow cytometry employing monoclonal antibodies against the T cell(More)
Epoxyalkane:CoM transferase (EaCoMT) is a key enzyme of bacterial propylene metabolism, catalyzing the nucleophilic attack of coenzyme M (CoM, 2-mercaptoethanesulfonic acid) on epoxypropane to form the thioether conjugate 2-hydroxypropyl-CoM. The biochemical and molecular properties of EaCoMT suggest that the enzyme belongs to the family of alkyltransferase(More)
Cultured human neuroblastoma cells express low levels of class I (MHC) surface antigen. In order to determine if this low expression is representative of the clinical tumor, this study investigates class I expression in archival human neuroblastoma. Whereas stages I to IV neuroblastoma expressed low levels of class I antigen, stage IV-S tumor cells(More)
Colonic adenocarcinoma was diagnosed by surgical biopsy in a domestically raised 3-yr-old male corn snake (Elaphe guttata guttata). The snake presented with a history of constipation. Several masses were palpated in the distal coelomic cavity. On proctoscopy, a nodular firm white mass encircled the distal colon proximal to the cloaca. The histologic(More)
An approximately 8-year-old male castrated Dutch rabbit was evaluated for a 6-day history of respiratory signs, which began as sneezing and progressed to tachypnea with anorexia. On physical examination, tachypnea and pale mucous membranes were noted. Thoracic radiographs revealed a soft tissue pulmonary mass, fine-needle aspirates of which confirmed a(More)
We report the development of a simple, efficient, expedient, and inexpensive procedure for isolating a large and relatively pure population of macrophages (Mphi) from residual (i.e., non-tumor) lung tissue obtained from lung cancer patients undergoing either a lobectomy or pneumonectomy. The proposed technique was founded on observations by fluorescent(More)
Using the reticulum cell sarcoma (RCS) of the SJL/J mouse as a model for Hodgkin's disease, the effects of tumor growth and splenectomy on the T-cell and B-cell populations were evaluated. Although splenectomy improved survival and reduced gross observable tumor growth in secondary tumor sites, no effect on T-cell and B-cell populations was detected. We(More)
The digestibility of ether extract varies greatly from forages to grains and further to added fats consisting mainly of triglycerides. This variation has been attributed to two main factors, the presence of nonhydrolyzable substances in the ether extract, especially in leafy foods, and the dilution of endogenous fecal fat. A compilation of results from 188(More)