Jennie Brand Miller

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This study was undertaken to determine the modulation of uterine function by chorionic gonadotrophin (CG) in a nonhuman primate. Infusion of recombinant human CG (hCG) between days 6 and 10 post ovulation initiated the endoreplication of the uterine surface epithelium to form distinct epithelial plaques. These plaque cells stained intensely for cytokeratin(More)
Previous studies suggest that regression of the rabbit corpus luteum is associated with a uterine-induced loss of responsiveness to estradiol. To determine if this is due to loss of estrogen receptor, cytoplasmic and nuclear estrogen receptors were measured in pseudopregnant, hysterectomized-pseudopregnant and pregnant rabbits throughout luteal life.(More)
As the molecular defects that cause many muscle diseases have been identified, research has shifted to finding novel therapies. Gene therapy has been proposed both for correcting primary gene defects of muscle and as a way of using muscle for the production of proteins therapeutic in inflammatory or nonmuscle diseases. Several strategies have been developed(More)
BACKGROUND Currently there are few tools available for clinicians to predict outcomes in cardiac arrest survivors. Our objective was to determine if the combination of simple clinical parameters (initial blood lactate and vasopressor use) can predict outcome in post-cardiac arrest patients. METHODS The design was a retrospective medical record review. The(More)
The available evidence suggests that both genes and environment play a crucial role in the development of juvenile onset myopia. When the human visual system is examined from an evolutionary perspective, it becomes apparent that humans, living in the original environmental niche (hunter-gatherer) for which our species is genetically adapted, are either(More)
The purpose of this study was to sequentially characterize peripheral chorionic gonadotropin (CG), estradiol (E2), and progesterone (P) profiles during early pregnancy in the baboon (Papio anubis). Ten pregnant baboons were bled sequentially at eighteen time points between Days 8 and 128 of gestation. In addition, blood was obtained at corresponding time(More)
Although oestradiol is luteotropic in the rabbit, the mechanism through which oestradiol maintains the corpus luteum is unknown. To determine if ultrastructural changes in the rabbit corpus luteum accompany oestradiol treatment, corpora lutea were removed on day 10 of pseudopregnancy from hysterectomized rabbits treated with oestradiol implants and prepared(More)
Rabbit corpora lutea were tested for the presence of phosphorylative responses sensitive to estrogen. Luteal Ca(2+)-independent lipid-stimulated kinase activity was detected by phosphorylation of the endogenous substrate, p76. Estrogen treatment, by way of estradiol-17 beta implant, increased levels of the lipid-stimulated phosphoprotein 2-3-fold throughout(More)