Lalita Kaul

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Data concerning ethinylestradiol (EE) blood levels among 93 healthy women using oral contraceptives are presented. Seventy-two per cent of the observed variation in EE blood levels was unexplainable on the basis of time since ingestion of the last oral contraceptive, day of menstrual cycle, race, age, weight, height, blood pressure, cigarette consumption,(More)
The proposed study was designed to investigate the effect of growth hormone (GH) on liver vitamin A release and uptake at the tissue level. Labeled vitamin A (retinol) was injected in hypophysectomized (hypox) rats, and plasma radioactivity was monitored at intervals for up to 6 hours and at 24 hours following injection. Controls (intact sham-operated)(More)
Normal and adrenalectomized rats were either ad libitum fed or meal-fed a 66.5% glucose diet for 1 to 3 weeks. Ad libitum-fed rats exhibited synchronized daily rhythms in the levels of immunoreactive insulin, glucose, hepatic glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, and malic enzyme activities. These rhythms were shifted late-morning 2-hour feeding period. The(More)
Antinuclear antibody (ANA), a marker for autoimmune reactions, was detected in the sera of quails with Marek's disease (MD). The autoantibody was detected 3 weeks after infection in quails infected with chicken Marek's disease virus and 4 weeks after infection in quails infected with quail Marek's disease virus. The ANA titers were low and ranged from 10 to(More)
The effects of partial pancreatectomy or adrenalectomy and insulin or corticosterone replacement on the responses of rats to meal-feeding were studied. Partial pancreatectomy lowered glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) and malic enzyme (ME) activities and resulted in higher blood glucose levels. Partial pancreatectomy did not affect the ability of the(More)
Twenty normotensive and ten hypertensive black women taking oral contraceptive (OC) were studied. Age, body weight, family medical history of hypertension, length of OC use, and type of OC were comparable. At midcycle approximately 10-12 hours following OC intake, blood was drawn and the plasma was used to determine ethynylestradiol (EE2), caffeine,(More)
Chickens infected with Marek's disease (MD) virus developed immune complex (IC)-mediated glomerulopathy. Fluorescent antibody staining technique using antichicken globulin and antichicken complement was used to demonstrate IC in the kidney glomeruli. During the initial stages of MDV infection, IC deposits were seen on the glomerular basement membrane, but(More)