The levels of type X collagen in mineralizing normal chicken epiphyses and nonmineralizing rachitic chicken tibial epiphyses were measured and compared. Qualitative immunoperoxidase studies with anti-chick type X collagen monoclonal antibodies on sections from normal and rachitic cartilage demonstrated that the type X collagen levels in rachitic growth… (More)
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of intermittent montelukast for wheeze in young children is unclear. We aimed to assess whether intermittent montelukast is better than placebo for treatment of wheeze in this age group. Because copy numbers of the Sp1-binding motif in the arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase (ALOX5) gene promoter (either 5/5, 5/x, or x/x, where x does… (More)
Immunological and biochemical techniques demonstrated that the non-collagenous proteins of the organic matrix of bone were abnormal in quantity and composition in four children with osteogenesis imperfecta. This represents the main molecular difference found so far between bone in osteogenesis imperfecta and normal bone.