Joanne Maitland

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Human foetal pancreas has been maintained in organ culture with net synthesis and release of insulin for up to 60 days. The age of the donor foetus affected the basal insulin release rate. A plateau of secretion was reached with foetuses of greater than or equal to 16 weeks of gestation. Explants cultured within 2 h of expulsion following prostaglandin(More)
The detailed mechanism of eukaryotic 20S proteasome assembly is currently unknown. In the present study, we demonstrate that the 20S proteasome subunits alpha4 and alpha7 interact with each other as well as all the alpha-subunits in vivo and in vitro. The N-terminal parts of alpha4 and alpha7 are essential for these newly discovered interactions in vitro.(More)
We report the molecular cytogenetic analysis of a case of Philadelphia (Ph)-negative, BCR-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) which appeared by conventional cytogenetics to have a t(6;9)(p23;q34) as the sole cytogenetic abnormality. Neither conventional nor pulse-field Southern blots detected any rearrangement of the DEK or CAN genes which are often(More)
Detailed studies of a family with hyperinsulinemia are reported. The index patient, a 30-yr-old woman with polycystic ovary syndrome, presented with gestational diabetes which was completely resistant to insulin in the presence of severe endogenous hyperinsulinemia. Sensitivity to insulin was regained after delivery. Therapy with cyproterone acetate and(More)
With the licensing of the new drug Imiquimod cream 5% (Aldara 3M Health Care) for the treatment of anogenital warts and its inclusion into clinic guidelines, a case note review audit was performed of its use. The treatment of 52 patients was audited. Results showed that clinic guidelines were being followed and that patient outcomes in terms of clearance(More)
Human fetal pancreas has been obtained after the therapeutic termination of pregnancy with prostaglandin F2 alpha. Pancreatic explants were studied in a perifusion system and maintained in organ culture for up to 3 wk. Insulin biosynthesis was stimulated by glucose; however, the incorporation of 3H-L-leucine into proinsulin was surprisingly high (52% after(More)
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