Heather Horner

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Following infection by the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, human erythrocytes show increased permeability to a variety of low molecular weight solutes. In this study a number of anion transport blockers were identified as potent inhibitors of the transport of a wide range of solutes into human erythrocytes infected in vitro with P. falciparum.(More)
The growth of the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, within its host erythrocyte is reliant on the uptake of a number of essential nutrients from the extracellular medium. One of these is pantothenic acid, a water-soluble vitamin that is a precursor of coenzyme A. In this study we show that normal uninfected erythrocytes are impermeable to(More)
Following invasion by the malaria parasite there appear in the parasitized erythrocyte new ("induced") permeation pathways that mediate the transport of a wide variety of small solutes. Although anion-selective, these pathways have a significant cation permeability and cause a substantial increase in the basal leak of cations into and out of the infected(More)
Following invasion of the human erythrocyte by the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, there appear in the parasitized cell new, high-capacity permeation pathways that transport a diverse range of low-molecular-mass solutes. In this study a series of 16 arylaminobenzoates, analogues of the Cl- channel blocker 5-nitro-2-(3-phenylpropylamino)benzoic acid(More)
The uptake of glucose into human erythrocytes infected with Plasmodium falciparum was investigated using a number of different glucose analogues. In short time-courses with cells suspended in media containing 5 mM glucose, 2-deoxy-D-glucose equilibrated rapidly between the intracellular and extracellular compartments. Its transport into the infected cell(More)
STUDY DESIGN This study examined how the culture system and region of cellular origin affect disc cell morphology and extracellular matrix production. OBJECTIVE To determine the role of the cell populations in the different regions of the adult intervertebral disc in maintaining gradients in composition across the disc. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA It is(More)
STUDY DESIGN Disc cell viability was analyzed in relation to nutrient supply and cellular demand in vitro in a diffusion chamber. OBJECTIVE To determine relations among nutrient supply, nutrient concentrations. and cell viability. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Although a fall in nutrient supply has long been thought the cause of disc degeneration in vivo,(More)
Cell volume has been determined in 18 species of amphibian, ranging in C value from 1.4 pg to 62 pg DNA. There is a strong linear relationship between C value and both erythrocyte volume and erythrocyte nuclear volume. We have collected data on the timing of early embryogenesis from fertilization of the egg to the hatching tadpole in some amphibians ranging(More)
Following infection by the malaria parasite, human erythrocytes show increased uptake of a wide variety of low molecular weight solutes via pathways with functional characteristics different from those of the transporters of normal erythrocytes. In this study glibenclamide and meglitinide were shown to inhibit the induced transport of a sugar alcohol(More)