Harvard Reiter

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OBJECTIVE Inhaled nitric oxide is a potent and selective pulmonary artery vasodilator. We studied the effects of nitric oxide inhalation in neonatal and pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients with respect to dosage, prolonged inhalation, and weaning. DESIGN Prospective, open-label study. SETTING Neonatal and pediatric intensive(More)
Mutant strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae were constructed to monitor the regulation of three dispersed genes known or predicted to act in choline metabolism. One gene (licD2) was regulated in response to choline deprivation over a 30-fold range. The other two (SP1860 and licC) responded little if at all to the same challenge.
Phleomycin appears to act on the cell wall and membrane to induce the release of membrane-associated deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and the degradation of the DNA. Degradation occurs in a series of energy-requiring endonuclease and exonuclease reactions. These produce, first, single-strand breaks, then double-strand breaks, and finally almost complete(More)
A monoclonal antibody was produced against purified nidogen extracted from a mouse basement-membrane-producing tumor. This antibody reacted with a determinant on Nd-40, a rod which separates the globular domains of nidogen. Antigenicity depends on intrachain disulfide bonds within this rod. The monoclonal antibody was used to detect nidogen fragments after(More)
In this study, the effects of polyamines and analogous compounds on mitochondrial permeability transition were characterized to distinguish between these effects and those on mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake, which are described in an accompanying report (Rustenbeck et al., Biochem Pharmacol 8: 977-985, 1998). When a transitional Ca2+ release from Ca2+-loaded(More)
BACKGROUND Cross-reactivity is a widespread phenomenon in patients who develop cutaneous delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) reactions to low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs). As molecular weight is believed to be a key determinant of sensitization to heparins, the recently developed LMWH bemiparin, with the lowest molecular weight of all LMWHs, appeared(More)