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The expression of human CYR61 (cysteine-rich, angiogenic inducer, 61; CCN1) mRNA has been previously shown to be deregulated in the endometrium of women with endometriosis. We have chosen the baboon model (Papio anubis) of induced endometriosis to clarify whether CYR61 mRNA upregulation is predisposed to an inappropriately differentiated endometrium or is(More)
Endometriosis is a poorly understood gynaecologic disorder that is associated with infertility. In this study, we examined the expression of HOXA10 in the eutopic endometrium of baboons with induced endometriosis. A decrease in HOXA10 mRNA was observed after 3, 6, 12 and 16 months of disease, which reached statistical significance at 12 and 16 months.(More)
Both human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and IL-1beta induce changes in the endometrium that are associated with the establishment of pregnancy. We investigated the synergistic effect of these two embryonic signals on endometrial function using a baboon model of simulated pregnancy. Recombinant hCG (30 IU/d) was infused between d 6 and 10 post ovulation (PO)(More)
This study examines the distribution of estrogen receptors (ESR), progesterone receptors (Pgr), and the chaperone immunophilin FKBP52 in the eutopic endometrium in a baboon model of endometriosis during the window of receptivity to determine if their aberrant distribution contributes to reduced fecundity. Endometriosis was induced by inoculation of(More)
The amine position of the K+ channel blocker 4-aminopyridine was functionalized to form amide, carbamate and urea derivatives in an attempt to identify novel compounds which restore conduction in injured spinal cord. Eight derivatives were tested in vitro, using a double sucrose gap chamber, for the ability to restore conduction in isolated, injured guinea(More)
Endometriosis, the presence of a functional endometrium outside of the uterine cavity, is associated with infertility. In our simulated model of pregnancy in baboons with experimental endometriosis, hCG infusion fails to induce expression of the immunoregulatory protein glycodelin. To test the hypothesis that the development of endometriosis is associated(More)
This report presents the results of a study of various wind turbine blade design parameters as a function of blade length in the range from 30 meters to 70 meters. The results have been summarized in dimensional and non-dimensional formats to aid in interpretation. The parametric review estimated peak power and annual energy capture for megawatt scale wind(More)
Brain temperature, as an independent therapeutic target variable, has received increasingly intense clinical attention. To date, brain hypothermia represents the most potent neuroprotectant in laboratory studies. Although the impact of brain temperature is prevalent in a number of common human diseases including: head trauma, stroke, multiple sclerosis,(More)
Ovarian cancers are primarily derived from a single layer of epithelial cells surrounding the ovary, the ovarian surface epithelium (OSE). Ovarian surface proliferation is associated with ovulation and has been suggested to play a role in ovarian surface transformation and cancer progression. Aspects of ovarian surface repair after ovulation include(More)
Endometriosis-associated infertility has a multifactorial etiology. We tested the hypothesis that the endometrial response to the early embryonic signal, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), alters over time in a nonhuman primate model of endometriosis. Animals with experimental or spontaneous endometriosis were treated with hCG (30 IU/d), from d 6 after(More)