H Marusyk

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Human trophoblast differentiates by the fusion of cytotrophoblasts to form syncytiotrophoblast. To determine factors controlling this process, the effects of epidermal growth factor (EGF) on trophoblast differentiation were studied using long term serum-free culture of isolated trophoblast. Only trophoblast was present in the cultures, as demonstrated by(More)
The structure and morphogenesis of respiratory syncytial (RS) virus particles in a green monkey kidney cell line (Vero) were examined. Infected cells contained dense intracytoplasmic inclusions composed of filamentous structures. In places where inclusion material was associated with membranes, structural modifications were induced. There was a thickening(More)
The undifferentiated chick retina has elevated levels of fatty acid binding protein (R-FABP) mRNA. Tissue maturation is accompanied by a 50-100-fold decrease in transcript levels. To determine the location of the R-FABP transcript and its encoded protein in the developing retina, in situ hybridization and immunohistochemical analyses were carried out using(More)
This report introduces some aspects of our current basic research focus on the unique metabolic pathways within the melanocyte. Using this approach, we hope to gain a better understanding of the pathophysiology of malignant melanoma and develop early laboratory diagnostic tests for this disease. Specifically, we will discuss that: 1) the synthesis of(More)
Existence of secretory granules and exocytosis during secretion of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in human placenta has been a point of controversy. Using two methods, the highly sensitive avidin-biotin complex (ABC) method and the protein A-gold technique, for immunochemical identification of beta-hCG on electron microscopic sections, we have examined(More)
It has been shown previously that N-acetyl-4-S-cysteaminylphenol (N-Ac-4-S-CAP) is a tyrosinase substrate and a potent depigmenting agent of dark skin and black hair. The present study evaluated the depigmenting potency of an acetyl derivative of N-Ac-4-S-CAP, N-2,4-acetoxyphenyl thioethyl acetamide (NAP-TEA) in the skin and hair. We tested for (i) in vitro(More)