J D Naftilan

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The cellular mechanisms regulating secretion of the peptide hormone atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) differ in neonatal atrial and ventricular cardiocytes. We demonstrate that although both cell types synthesize and secrete ANF, only atrial cells store peptide in abundant secretory granules. Neonatal ventricular cells secrete ANF rapidly after synthesis and(More)
Cryptdin mRNA codes for the apparent precursor to a corticostatin/defensin-related peptide that accumulates to high levels in mouse intestinal crypt epithelium during postnatal development. The primary structure, intestinal cell distribution, and developmental appearance of cryptdin mRNA have been determined. Cryptdin mRNA is 450-480 nucleotides long.(More)
Morphologic features of the cell surface were studied in isolated cardiac myocytes obtained from 12 and 48 week old Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats (SHR) and normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) control rats. Hearts obtained from ether-anesthetized animals were perfused with Ca++-free Hanks' solution containing EGTA and 0.1% collagenase. The hearts were minced(More)
Experimental studies have shown that administration of antilymphocyte serum combined with donor bone marrow cells can induce tolerance to allograft tissue. We have initially reported application of these protocols in clinical studies of cadaveric renal allograft recipients who were treated with MALG and donor-specific bone marrow cells. To evaluate the(More)
For both in vitro and in vivo experiments, especially in vascular cells, an efficient and easy method of gene transfer into this tissue would be extremely useful. Previous methods have either yielded low levels of expression or require complicated manipulation of viral vectors. The goal of this study was to develop an easy, efficient method to introduce(More)
The limiting detection signal for identification of human genetic markers, such as HLA-D and VNTR genes, was determined using DNA isolated from a series of decreasing numbers of lymphocytes carrying the target marker in the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The PCR procedure was assembled by incorporating 32P-labeled dCTP in the reaction mixture. Primers(More)
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