J P Merryweather

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Cachectin (tumor necrosis factor), a protein produced in large quantities by endotoxin-activated macrophages, has been implicated as an important mediator of the lethal effect of endotoxin. Recombinant human cachectin was infused into rats in an effort to determine whether cachectin, by itself, can elicit the derangements of host physiology caused by(More)
The insulin-like growth factors (IGF) I and II are single-chain serum proteins of 70 and 67 amino acids, respectively, which are synthesized by the liver and possibly other tissues. They are probably required for normal fetal and postnatal growth and development. They also stimulate the growth of cultured cells, possibly by controlling the progression(More)
In the course of studies on cachectin/TNF being conducted in our laboratory, a novel macrophage product has been detected and characterized. Termed macrophage inflammatory protein or MIP, this protein appears to be an endogenous mediator of the inflammatory events induced by endotoxin. A cDNA cloned probe for this protein has been isolated from a lambda(More)
Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and insulin stem from a common precursor, are structural homologues, act through similar receptors and elicit insulin-like and growth-promoting effects in vitro and in vivo. Serum IGF-I levels are controlled by growth hormone, insulin and nutrition. Insulin-deficient growth-arrested diabetic animals have reduced serum(More)
Topical administration of biosynthetic human epidermal growth factor (h-EGF), given in combination with an antibiotic and synthetic steroid (Neodecadron) accelerated the rate of corneal epithelial regeneration and significantly increased the strength of full-thickness stromal incisions in primates. The regenerated epithelial cells of EGF-Neodecadron-treated(More)
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