Jennifer S O'Donnell

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Surface activity and sensitivity to inhibition from phospholipase A2 (PLA2), lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC), and serum albumin were studied for a synthetic C16:0 diether phosphonolipid (DEPN-8) combined with 1.5% by weight of mixed hydrophobic surfactant proteins (SP)-B/C purified from calf lung surfactant extract (CLSE). Pure DEPN-8 had better adsorption(More)
INTRODUCTION The importance of thrombin generation in the pathogenesis of TIA or stroke and its relationship with cerebral microembolic signals (MES) in asymptomatic and symptomatic carotid stenosis has not been comprehensively assessed. METHODS Plasma thrombin generation parameters from patients with moderate or severe (≥ 50%) asymptomatic carotid(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE von Willebrand factor propeptide (VWF:Ag II) is potentially a more sensitive marker of acute endothelial activation than von Willebrand factor antigen (VWF:Ag). These biomarkers have not been simultaneously assessed in asymptomatic versus symptomatic carotid stenosis patients. The relationship between endothelial activation and(More)
To further understand stereoselection in the alkylation of sulfenate anions, a protected cysteinesulfenate was generated in THF solution at low temperature. Introduction of a reactive alkylating agent brings about a cysteinyl sulfoxide in 51-75% yield, with diastereomeric ratios at the sulfinyl group ranging from 83:17 to 95:5. An internally complexed(More)
INTRODUCTION Von Willebrand factor propeptide (VWF:Ag II) is proposed to be a more sensitive marker of acute endothelial activation than von Willebrand factor antigen (VWF:Ag). Simultaneous data on VWF:Ag and VWF:Ag II profiles are very limited following TIA and ischaemic stroke. METHODS In this prospective, observational, case-control study, plasma(More)
An increasing number of reactions of sulfenic acid anions are being demonstrated in the literature. As such, mild, general and reliable means for the generation of sulfenates are due. In the current paper, an addition/elimination of 2-sulfinyl acrylates using various nucleophiles is demonstrated and evaluated as a protocol for alkane- and arenesulfenate(More)
Three standard assays for pyruvate gave equivalent measurements of relative pungency for two leek cultivars ( 'Tadorna' and 'Ramona'). Background pyruvate levels varied depending on the assay used, ranging from 0.4 (lactate dehydrogenase) to 1.5 (high-performance liquid chromatography, HPLC) micromol g(-1) fresh weight (FW) on average. The relative(More)
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