Gregory M. Bell

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AMG 416 (velcalcetide), a novel peptide agonist of the calcium-sensing receptor, lowers plasma parathyroid hormone in preclinical uremic animal models and in normal healthy individuals. Here, we studied its efficacy in hemodialysis patients suffering from secondary hyperparathyroidism. Major inclusion criteria were hemodialysis for at least 3 months, serum(More)
CONTEXT Velcalcetide, also known as AMG 416, is a novel, long-acting selective peptide agonist of the calcium sensing receptor. It is being developed as an intravenous treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in hemodialysis patients with chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder. OBJECTIVE To assess the safety, tolerability,(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy and safety of a fully human monoclonal antibody recognizing the chemokine interleukin (IL)-8 in patients with COPD. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING Eighteen clinics/hospitals in the United States. PATIENTS One hundred nine patients with stable COPD. (More)
We propose herein that there are two functionally abnormal nephron populations in essential hypertension: (1) a group of ischemic nephrons with impaired sodium excretion which chronically hypersecrete renin. Numerically, these ischemic nephrons comprise a minor subgroup since most patients with essential hypertension exhibit no overt evidence of renal(More)
The MRC OX-44 molecule, which is expressed on all peripheral leukocytes, identifies the subset of thymocytes capable of proliferating in response to alloantigens and lectins (Paterson, D.J., J.R. Green, W.A. Jefferies, M. Puklavec, and A.F. Williams. 1987. J. Exp. Med. 165:1). When we isolated monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) on the basis of their ability to(More)
The cell surface molecule CD2 has a signaling role in the activation of T lymphocytes and natural killer cells. Because perturbation of CD2 leads to the appearance of tyrosine-phosphorylated proteins, we investigated the possibility that CD2 associates with cytoplasmic protein tyrosine kinases. As determined by in vitro kinase assays and phosphoamino acid(More)
We aimed to describe and compare sexual links among people with gonorrhoea, by studying patients in 2 UK departments of genitourinary medicine. Interviews were completed for 510 and 235 cases in London and Sheffield respectively. There was a greater proportion of cases in men, homosexual men, non-white and non-British people and fewer female sex workers in(More)
Red blood cells population distributions were studied in puppies and in mature beagle dogs using the Coulter Channelyzer C-1000. Weekly measurements over a period of six months indicated that only minor fluctuations in population distribution indices occurred. Normal range studies showed that although mean cell volume was similar in young and older dogs,(More)