Helena Crowley

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Pulmonary surfactant is thought to be internalized and processed for reuse by alveolar Type II cells. In the present study we followed the internalization and intracellular trafficking of purified surfactant protein A (SP-A) by primary cultures of alveolar Type II cells. Internalization of native rat SP-A was compared with that of recombinant rat and human(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify the significance and clinical correlation of steatosis in donor and posttransplantation liver biopsies. One hundred twenty-six liver biopsies with fatty change from 86 liver transplant patients were reviewed. Micro- and macro-steatosis were graded semiquantitatively and correlated with clinical and other pathologic(More)
Antibody responses to outer surface protein A (OspA) of Borrelia burgdorferi may occur during periods of arthritis late in the clinical course of untreated Lyme disease. These antibody responses are paradoxical, given the conclusive evidence demonstrating that B. burgdorferi transmitted to the mammalian host expresses little or no OspA. The parallel(More)
AIMS To (i) monitor the presence of Enterobacteriaceae as indicators of faecal contamination on pig carcasses, (ii) examine the potential use of chilling as a critical control point (CCP) and establish its influence on pig carcass categorization by Decision 471/EC and (iii) determine the incidence of E. coli O157:H7 in pigs. METHODS AND RESULTS Porcine(More)
Milk samples from captive potoroos were analysed for composition during weeks 3-25 of the lactation period. During pouch residence, up to week 16, carbohydrate levels were high, ranging from 9 g 100 ml-1 at week 5 to 15 g 100 ml-1 at week 15; fat levels were consistently low, at around 2 g 100 ml-1; protein levels gradually increased from 5 g 100 ml-1(More)
Recent reports suggest aortoembolism is an important cause of stroke. Although transesophageal echocardiography visualizes the aortic arch, diagnosis of aortoembolism stroke is not common. We investigated reasons for this discrepancy at our institution. We reviewed charts and transesophageal echocardiography videotapes of 16 patients with recent ischemic(More)
The identification of the neonatal FcR (FcRn) as an IgG homeostasis regulator has led to research aimed at delineating a role for FcRn in humorally mediated disease. FcRn is a class I-related molecule that prolongs the half-life of serum IgG by preferentially binding IgG at low pH and inhibiting its degradation. Its role in protective immunity to infectious(More)
BACKGROUND Investigation of lower extremity pain is compromised by comorbid disorders that may interfere with conventional testing. AIMS To compare pedal ergometry with conventional treadmill testing. METHODS A prospective study was performed where patients presenting with a diagnosis of intermittent claudication were assessed by both methods of(More)
A quick and simple method for the radioimmunoassay of plasma cortisol is described. The mean morning plasma cortisol concentration in 43 normal subjects was 9.8 +/- 3.1 (S.D.) microgram/100 ml with a range of 5.0-19.5 microgram/100 ml. Mean midnight concentration in 24 normal subjects was 4.3 +/- 2.3 (S.D.) microgram/100 ml with a range of 1.4-9.6(More)