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Mononuclear phagocytes, stimulated by bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS), have been implicated in the activation of coagulation in sepsis and endotoxemia. In monocytes LPS induces the synthesis of tissue factor (TF) which, assembled with factor VII, initiates the blood coagulation cascades. In this study we investigated the mechanism of LPS recognition by(More)
The carbohydrate requirement for alignment and fusion of embryonic quail muscle cells has been examined in tissue culture by use of tunicamycin (TM). The mononucleated, spindle-shaped proliferating myoblasts were treated with TM at various times before fusion and differentiation into multinucleated muscle fibers capable of spontaneous contraction. Tm(More)
[125I]Scorpion toxin and [3H]saxitoxin, two neurotoxins that bind specifically to different sites on sodium channels, were used to monitor the development of sodium channels during synchronous differentiation of chick skeletal muscle in culture. [3H]Saxitoxin-binding sites are not detectable in myoblasts. They appear only after myoblasts fuse to form(More)
The development of the functional properties of the sodium channel of chick skeletal muscle grown in culture was studied using 22Na uptake and electrophysiological techniques. In accord with the biochemical data in the preceding paper (Baumgold, J., J. B. Parent, and I. Spector (1983) J. Neurosci. 3: 995-1003), the functional manifestations of sodium(More)
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