Kem A. Rogers

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Murine embryonal carcinoma cells can differentiate into a varied spectrum of cell types. We observed the abundant and precocious development of neuronlike cells when embryonal carcinoma cells of various pluripotent lines were aggregated and cultured in the presence of nontoxic concentrations of retinoic acid. Neuronlike cells were also formed in retinoic(More)
To determine changes in the spatial and temporal distribution of cell-cell adhesion molecules during transendothelial migration of monocytes, we examined an in vitro model system of diapedesis using high resolution laser scanning confocal microscopy. Human arterial endothelial cells were cultured to confluence on coverslips coated with Matrigel and(More)
To date, little empirical research has examined the personal and organizational outcomes associated with exposure to workplace violence. On the basis of data from 194 bank tellers, the authors evaluated, and supported, a model suggesting that fear of future violence mediates the relationships between exposure to workplace violence and negative outcomes.(More)
Vascularization and microvascular permeability were assessed in a comparative study of solid (organized) and cell-suspension (dissociated) fetal nigral grafts implanted in the dopamine-deprived striatum of adult rats. Both graft types were analyzed by chromogen detection of intravenously injected horseradish peroxidase (HRP), which outlined vessel walls,(More)
Mineral-associated proteins have been proposed to regulate many aspects of biomineralization, including the location, type, orientation, shape, and texture of crystals. To understand how proteins achieve this exquisite level of control, we are studying the interaction between the phosphoprotein osteopontin (OPN) and the biomineral calcium oxalate(More)
One-month-old male New Zealand White rabbits were fed either a cholesterol-free casein diet (CAS; n = 10); low-level cholesterol-supplemented (0.125% to 0.5% by weight) chow (CH; n = 10); or standard laboratory rabbit chow (n = 3) for 24 weeks, during which total plasma cholesterol (TPC) levels were matched for the two experimental groups (TPCCAS = 475 +/-(More)
AIMS Arterial calcification is a common complication of several disorders and is a strong predictor of mortality. The mechanism underlying arterial calcification is not fully understood and as such, no pharmaceutical therapies are currently available which impede its progression. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of an angiotensin II(More)
One-month-old male New Zealand White rabbits were fed either a cholesterol-free casein diet (n = 10) or low-level cholesterol-supplemented chow (n = 10) for 24 weeks, during which total plasma cholesterol levels were matched. After perfusion fixation, aortic tissue samples were taken from six predetermined locations and embedded in epoxy resin for(More)
The distribution of centrioles was examined in porcine and rabbit vascular endothelial cells fixed in situ and prepared en face for immunofluorescent staining with rabbit sera that specifically stain these organelles. In endothelial cells lining the major blood vessels of the pig, the centrioles are preferentially located on the heart side of the nucleus(More)
Protein-crystal interactions are known to be important in biomineralization. To study the physicochemical basis of such interactions, we have developed a technique that combines confocal microscopy of crystals with fluorescence imaging of proteins. In this study, osteopontin (OPN), a protein abundant in urine, was labeled with the fluorescent dye(More)