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Fabry disease is a lysosomal storage disorder caused by a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme alpha-galactosidase A (alpha-gal A). This enzymatic defect results in the accumulation of the glycosphingolipid globotriaosylceramide (Gb(3); also referred to as ceramidetrihexoside) throughout the body. To investigate the effects of purified alpha-gal A, 10(More)
This is the first report on the protective effect of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) overexpression against oxidative stress-mediated neuronal cell death and demonstration of a decreased production of oxygen free radicals when HO-1 levels are increased. HO-1 is the heat shock/stress cognate of the heat shock protein 32 family of proteins. A known function of these(More)
This study investigates body composition (BC), bone mineral density (BMD), eating behaviors, and menstrual dysfunction in collegiate modern dancers. Thirty-one female collegiate modern dance majors (D), 18 to 25 years of age, and 30 age-matched controls (C) participated in the study. BC and BMD were measured using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA).(More)
A method was investigated for measuring the volumes of human livers in vivo from magnetic resonance images and subsequently displaying these livers in three dimensions. Volumetric image sets of phantoms, healthy volunteers, and patients with cirrhotic livers were processed. Two image-processing approaches were compared for accuracy of liver measurements,(More)
This investigation was undertaken to determine the influence of perfluorochemical blood substitutes (PFCs) on human neutrophil function. Neutrophils isolated from blood of healthy donors were incubated at 37 degrees C for 1 hour with 25 percent Oxypherol (perfluorotributylamine) or Fluosol-DA (perfluorodecalin and perfluorotripropylamine) in the presence of(More)
UNLABELLED Older women participating in Better Bones and Balance™ (BBB) had similar bone mass at the hip compared to a sample of low active/sedentary controls. However, both groups had higher than expected hip BMD, despite higher risk for osteoporosis among BBB participants. INTRODUCTION BBB is a community-based fall and fracture risk reduction program(More)
Human blood mononuclear leukocytes exposed in vitro to perfluorochemical blood substitutes (Fluosol-DA and FC-43) generated increased procoagulant activity that was time dependent. Mononuclear leukocytes incubated with 10 percent Fluosol-DA for 4 hours generated 3.43-fold more procoagulant activity than control cells. At 24 hours of incubation with 10(More)
This study examined the relationship between absolute and relative (1 repetition maximum/LBM) strength vs. 13 different functional measurements in 143 older adults (mean = 70.28, standard deviation = 7.90 years). Strength for 11 machine lifts was determined using a predicted 1-repetition maximal strength measurement. Zero-order correlation results between(More)