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The purpose of the present research was to determine if metalloproteinase levels were elevated in human chronic wound fluid. Samples of blood and wound fluid from acute (mastectomy) and chronic (leg ulcer) wounds were collected, and metalloproteinase profiles of the samples were determined by gelatin zymography. Compared to serum, acute wound fluid(More)
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) decrease the incidence of and mortality from colon cancer. We observed that NSAIDs inhibit the proliferation rate, alter the cell cycle distribution, and induce apoptosis in colon cancer cell lines. We evaluated whether the inhibition by NSAIDs of prostaglandin (PG) synthesis is required for their effects on(More)
Immunoperoxidase staining of skin sections and immunofluorescence analysis of keratinocyte suspensions obtained from suction blisters of psoriatic plaques were performed using an mAb, Josh 524.4.1, and Fab'2 fragments of a rabbit antiserum, both of which are directed against nonpolymorphic determinants of HLA-DR molecules. HLA-DR+ keratinocytes were present(More)
Cellular DNA and RNA were simultaneously quantitated in individual cells of cycling and quiescent populations by flow cytometry. Based on differences in RNA content, two distinct subcompartments, G1A and G1B, were recognized in the G1 phase of exponentially growing cells. After mitosis, cells reside in the low-RNA, G1A compartment from which they cannot(More)
Friend leukemia cells from exponentially growing or differentiated (DMSO-induced) cultures were permeabilized and their DNA was stained with 4'6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI), Hoechst 33342, acridine orange, ethidium bromide, propidium iodide, quinacrine, 7-amino-actinomycin D, mithramycin, or chromomycin A3. Accessibility of DNA to each of the above(More)
Three consecutive studies were performed in 58 patients evaluating the effect of occlusion on the healing of partial-thickness wounds. Mirror-image donor sites were covered with the occlusive hydrocolloid dressing (HCD) (DuoDerm) and compared to fine mesh gauze, and the HCD was subsequently compared to a semi-occlusive dressing of polyurethane film,(More)
The positively charged rhodamine analog rhodamine 123 accumulates specifically in the mitochondria of living cells. In the present work, the uptake of rhodamine 123 by individual lymphocytes undergoing blastogenic transformation in cultures stimulated by phytohemagglutinin was measured by flow cytometry. A severalfold increase in cell ability to accumulate(More)
Twenty-six individuals with second- and third-degree burn wounds have been grafted with cultured allogeneic epidermal cells. These epidermal cell grafts were grown in culture from cadaver skin according to a technique which we have developed. After being grafted with cultured allogeneic epidermal cells, superficial wounds, e.g., donor sites, healed within 7(More)
The cationic fluorochrome rhodamine 123 (R123), reported to bind specifically to mitochondria of living cells, was presently investigated with respect to its uptake by a variety of cell types in various functional states and the subsequent effect of the dye on cell growth. The emission spectrum of R123 taken up by cells undergoes a 12-nm red shift,(More)
Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) is a member of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family (hence the alternative designation FGF-7). It is produced by stromal cells, but acts as a mitogen for epithelial cells. We examined the effects of topically applied KGF on healing of wounds in a porcine model. In partial-thickness wounds, KGF stimulated the rate of(More)