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The present investigation was undertaken to explore the effect of platelets, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and phorbel ester [phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA)] on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced tissue factor (TF) activity and TF antigen by using Western blot and ELISA-techniques. LPS was found to induce correlating levels of TF antigen and the activity(More)
In the present study we have investigated the effect of platelets and granulocytes on bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced tissue factor (TF) activity in monocytes. Experiments were performed on freshly isolated cells resuspended in heparinized plasma and recombined with platelet-poor or platelet-rich plasma. In a platelet-dependent reaction the(More)
This work was undertaken to study the impact of the source of n-3 FA on their incorporation in serum, on blood lipid composition, and on cellular activation. A clinical trial comprising 71 volunteers, divided into five groups, was performed. Three groups were given 400 g smoked salmon (n = 14), cooked salmon (n = 15), or cooked cod (n = 13) per week for 8(More)
BACKGROUND Health aspects of seafood have primarily been linked to n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Although animal studies have suggested beneficial contributions from taurine, highly abundant in seafood, its effect in humans is obscure. This study evaluates the combined effects of n-3 PUFA(More)
A study was performed to explore the effects of supplemental intake of various marine oils known to be part of the Eskimo diet. Healthy men and women (134) were randomly selected to consume 15 mL/d of oil from blubber of seal, cod liver, seal/cod liver, blubber of Minke whale, or no oil for ten weeks. Total cholesterol was unchanged in the oil groups,(More)
OBJECTIVE The high and low responder phenomenon describes individual differences in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced monocyte tissue factor (TF) activity. We characterized patterns of intracellular accumulation, externalization, and shedding of TF in response to LPS in mononuclear cells (MNCs) from high responders (HRs) and low responders (LRs). METHODS(More)
The risk of cardiovascular complications is reported to be several times higher in severe exercise than in daily activity. EPI-mediated inhibition of factor VIIa/thromboplastin enzymatic activity is believed to be an important modulator of blood coagulation during hemostasis. The plasma concentration of EPI, corrected for changes in plasma volume, was(More)
Reduced sensitivity to thyroid hormone (TH) in peripheral tissues can occur as defects in TH transport into the cell, intracellular TH metabolism, cytosolic mechanisms, TH entry into the nucleus, thyroxin receptors (TRs) and receptor binding, transcription and post-transcriptional mechanisms. Current literature reveals an extensive list of mutations, drugs,(More)
BACKGROUND The controversy about the expression of tissue factor (TF) in platelet after de novo synthesis prevail despite many groups recognize that platelet isolation, assays and reagents, particularly non-specific antibodies, may account for the diversity. In this study the potential of TF expression was evaluated using immune-purified human platelets and(More)
Unlike unanimous opinion on tissue factor (TF) expression in monocytes, the quest for TF presence in granulocytes has been going on for decades. To study the cell origin and track the blood-borne TF, we assessed TF activity and protein levels, knocked-down endogenous TF expression with small interfering RNA (siRNA), and overexpressed TF-yellow fluorescent(More)