Lisa A Perrino

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OBJECTIVE There has been an increasing awareness of the superiority of native arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) over prosthetic grafts for dialysis access. Many AVFs fail to mature, however, and others develop stenosis while in use. There is growing experience in treating these patients in the interventional suite with percutaneous balloon angioplasty. These(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases function in the remodeling of the extracellular matrix during growth and development as well as in injury and disease processes. We examined the role of matrix metalloproteinase-9 in a model of olfactory nerve injury in mice. We measured changes in matrix metalloproteinase-9 protein levels for up to 60 days following olfactory(More)
Betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase (BADH), the terminal enzyme of the glycine betaine synthetic pathway was purified 245-fold from the mitochondria of Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay oyster populations acclimated to 350 mosm, using ammonium sulfate precipitation, anion exchange, and affinity chromatography. BADH from both populations functions at its maximum rate(More)
Matrix metalloproteineases are associated with extracellular remodeling that occurs in injury and repair processes in the central nervous system (CNS). We examined the role of MMP-2 in a model of olfactory nerve injury and found that MMP-2 levels increased several hours following injury, peaked at day 7 and then decreased rapidly. We previously reported a(More)
Calmodulin (CaM)-kinase II is inactive in the absence of Ca2+/CaM due to interaction of its autoinhibitory domain with its catalytic domain. Previous studies using synthetic autoinhibitory domain peptides (residues 281-302) identified several residues as important for inhibitory potency and suggested that His282 may interact with the ATP-binding motif of(More)
Choline dehydrogenase (CD), the first enzyme of the glycine betaine synthetic pathway, was measured in a mitochondrial lysate from gill tissue from Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay oysters acclimated to both 350 and 750 mosm. CD from both populations functions at its maximum rate at 30 degrees C and pH 8.75. Although CD from both populations has a similar(More)
Perioperative donor morbidity, a barrier to living organ donation, may be mitigated by the laparoscopic approach. From September 2002 to September 2004, 15 living donors, of ages ranging from 36 to 59 years, underwent laparoscopic nephrectomy. We used a hand-assisted device to increase the safety of the procedure. The average operating time was 200 minutes.(More)
The patient is a 23 y.o. man with acute nephritis and bleeding at presentation. Laboratory data consistent with the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus. A lupus anticoagulant was found: tissue thromboplastin inhibition test (TTIT) ratio 3.4; diluted Russell viper venom (DRVV) ratio 2.6. Hypoprothrombinemia (FII:C less than 1%; FIIR:Ag 5%) was present;(More)
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