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AIM Thymic epithelial cells (TECs) are thought to play an essential role in T cell development and have been detected mainly in mice using lectin binding and antibodies to keratins. Our aim in the present study was to create a precise map of rat TECs using antibodies to putative markers and novel monoclonal antibodies (i.e., ED 18/19/21 and anti-CD205(More)
The effect of vitamin B2 on the cellular reduction and cytotoxicity of chromate(VI) was studied using Chinese hamster V-79 cells. Electron spin resonance studies showed that incubation of cells with Na2CrO4 resulted in the formation of both chromium(V) and chromium(III) complex and that cellular pretreatment with riboflavin (Vitamin B2) for 24 h prior to(More)
An electron spin resonance (ESR) spin trapping technique was applied to determine the generation of superoxide anions in submitochondrial particles prepared from the ischemic heart. Ischemia was produced in the dog heart by occlusion of the circumflex coronary artery for 60 min. Mitochondria were prepared from ischemic and non-ischemic regions of myocardial(More)
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity in cow snout epidermis was determined by the method of electron spin resonance (ESR) using the 5, 5 dimethyl-1-pyrroline-N-oxide (DMPO) spin trapping agent. The procedure was found to be a reliable measurement as compared with the ordinary method using xanthine oxidase NBT. SOD activity was distributed through the whole(More)
Washed platelets were prepared from healthy children and adults, and patients with renal glomerular diseases, and incubated with [1-14C] arachidonate to measure the generation capacities of thromboxane (Tx) A2 and 12-hydroxyeicosatetraenoate (12-HETE). Tx generation capacity of platelets was significantly higher in patients with chronic glomerulonephritis,(More)
The present study was undertaken to determine whether administration of adriamycin causes the depletion of riboflavin content. Rats received intraperitoneal injections of adriamycin (4 mg per kg body weight) for 6 consecutive days. Urinary riboflavin excretion began to increase after 2 days of treatment with adriamycin. Erythrocyte FAD levels decreased(More)
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