Hilda Clark

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The polymorphonuclear cells (PMN's) of 20 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were analyzed for endocytic ability and metabolic capacity and were compared to those from a healthy control group over short intervals. The results of these studies indicate that the phagocytic activity (PA) and the nitroblue tetrazolium (NBT) dye reduction were significantly(More)
Clark, Harold W. (The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.). Sedimentation counting and morphology of Mycoplasma. J. Bacteriol. 90:1373-1386. 1965.-The sedimentation technique for counting viral particles was applied to the quantitation and morphological identification of Mycoplasma in broth cultures. Mycoplasma, apparently in(More)
Bailey, Jack S. (The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.), Harold W. Clark, William R. Felts, and Thomas McP. Brown. Growth inhibitory properties of Mycoplasma antibody. J. Bacteriol. 86:147-150. 1963.-A substance in antiserum responsible for growth inhibition of Mycoplasma was found to be associated with the water-insoluble globulin fraction.(More)
Bailey, Jack S. (George Washington University, Washington, D. C.), Harold W. Clark, William R. Felts, Richard C. Fowler, and Thomas McP. Brown. Antigenic properties of pleuropneumonia-like organisms from tissue cell cultures and the human genital area. J. Bacteriol. 82:542-547. 1961.-Antigens were prepared from several tissue culture and human genital(More)
The concept that hypersensitivity is basic in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid disease has grown in significance during the past few years through increasing interest and knowledge in tissue immunology. The clinical usefulness of this concept would be greatly enhanced by an animal model with tissue reactivity comparable to that of man, allowing a better(More)
This study was directed towards the detection of suspected antigenic microbial fragments in the immune complex (IC) fraction from chronic inflammatory disorders of the delayed type allergy. Mycoplasmas as the microbial prototype and joint fluids from the rheumatoid host were investigated. Protein-A affinity chromatography was used to isolate the(More)
Clark, Harold W. (The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.), Jack S. Bailey, Richard C. Fowler, and Thomas McP. Brown. Identification of Mycoplasmataceae by the fluorescent antibody method. J. Bacteriol. 85:111-118. 1963.-The conditions of the fluorescent antibody reactions were studied in relation to their application to Mycoplasmataceae or(More)
The fastest protocol for Pseudomonas aeruginosa subtyping by contour clamped homogeneous electric field (CHEF) electrophoresis takes around 20 h. It includes enzymatic sample preparation, DNA restriction and fragment separation. Here, P. aeruginosa cells embedded in agarose miniplugs were lysed and deproteinized by incubating the miniplugs for 30 min in a(More)
Without a cell wall, the morphology, growth rate, and composition of mycoplasmas are culture media-dependent with variable properties best described as environmentally related. The adaptation of mycoplasmas to either a tissue cell or cell-free culture media, with dependency upon specific animal or plant products for survival, has led to investigations of(More)
The effect of lymphoblastoid interferon (IFN-alpha) on cell-mediated and humoral immunity was studied in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The base-line natural killer (NK) and antibody dependent cytotoxic cell (ADCC) activity was higher than normal in individuals with RA. The NK and ADCC activities were tested(More)