Ilana Kellerman Moss

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Evidence suggests that complement is activated in rheumatoid joints. A sensitive radioimmunoassay for the activation fragment of C5, C5a, which is a potent chemoattractant for neutrophils, was therefore developed. A mean C5a concentration in 22 rheumatoid joint fluids of about 2.5 x 10(-9) mol/l was found. This concentration of C5a is sufficient to induce(More)
The hypothesis that the pathogenicity of putative circulating immune complexes (CIC) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is related to their ability to fix complement was investigated. Three assays for CIC were employed; (a) the 125I C1q binding assay (C1q BA), (b) the C1q solid phase assay (C1q SP) and (c) the Raji cell assay (RCA). Evidence for hypercatabolism(More)
A method is described for quantitative measurement of C3d in plasma and synovial fluid by the use of rocket immunoelectrophoresis after fractionation of the samples with 22% polyethylene glycol. This method has the advantage over radial immunodiffusion of being more sensitive (detecting C3d down to 3 mg/l) whilst proving equally reproducible. Investigations(More)
Clinical and enzymatic studies on two brothers with severe deficiencies of erythrocyte hypoxanthineguanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HGPRTase) are described, and are compared with similar studies of a classical case of the Lesch-Nyhan syndrome from another family. The two brothers have no neurological abnormalities, only traces of erythrocyte HGPRTase,(More)
PURPOSE To assess short-term effects of daily worries on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity and later implications for adolescents' health symptoms. We hypothesized that heightened worry would be associated with stronger next-morning cortisol awakening response (CAR) to prepare the body for the demands of the upcoming day. Guided by biological(More)
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