Jacqueline B. Weiss

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Rat extensor digitorum longus muscles were overloaded by stretch after removal of the synergist tibialis anterior muscle to determine the relationship between capillary growth, muscle blood flow, and presence of growth factors. After 2 wk, sarcomere length increased from 2.4 to 2.9 micrometers. Capillary-to-fiber ratio, estimated from alkaline(More)
Neovascularization appears to play an early and important part in the evolution of psoriatic plaques. We studied the distribution and production of two known angiogenesis factors, endothelial cell stimulating angiogenesis factor (ESAF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), in the skin of patients with chronic plaque psoriasis and normal control(More)
Synovial fluids from 2 of 2 patients with osteoarthritis, 2 of 8 with rheumatoid arthritis, and 2 of 2 with ankylosing spondylitis contained a low-molecular-weight angiogenesis factor apparently identical with that derived from tumours. The amount of factor present was highest in patients with osteoarthritis, 2 patients with psoriatic arthropathy gave(More)
Growth of capillaries in the heart occurs under physiological circumstances during endurance exercise training, exposure to high altitude and/or cold, and changes in cardiac metabolism or heart rate elicited by modification of thyroid hormone levels. Capillary growth in all these conditions can be linked with increased coronary blood flow, decreased heart(More)
The regulation of cartilage resorption is important both in cartilage pathophysiology and angiogenesis. Previous work has identified a link between calcification and activation of collagenolysis. The aim here was to test whether production of collagenase itself is also calcification-dependent, using a high-density growth plate chondrocyte culture model of(More)
Bone metabolism in 21 patients with rheumatoid disease was investigated by measurement of the 24-hour whole body retention (WBR) of 99Tcm methylene diphosphonate (MDP) in parallel with clinical, radiological, and biochemical measurements (urinary excretion of hydroxyproline) of disease activity. Corticosteroid-treated patients of those with other forms of(More)
Anti-gliadin antibody was measured by radioimmunoassay in 30 Caucasians with gluten-sensitive enteropathy (GSE). 22 GSE patients maintained on a gluten-free diet for 1.5 to 20 yr (mean duration 76 mo) had elevated serum concentrations of IgG antigliadin antibody. Among GSE patients on a gluten-free diet, antigliadin antibody was seen only in those having(More)