Lisa Godfrey

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Genetic association between Crohn's disease (CD) and OCTN1 (SLC22A4) C1672T/OCTN2 (SLC22A5) G-207C variants in IBD5 has recently been reported. These genes encode solute carriers and the association was suggested to be distinct from the background IBD5 risk haplotype. There have been conflicting reports of the association between markers(More)
Background/Objectives:Decreased plasma concentration of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is a risk factor linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Decreased anti-atherogenic properties of HDL are also implicated in increased CVD risk. The cause is unknown but has been linked to impaired glucose tolerance. The aim of this study(More)
Increased renal clearance of thiamine (vitamin B(1)) occurs in experimental and clinical diabetes producing thiamine insufficiency mediated by impaired tubular re-uptake and linked to the development of diabetic nephropathy. We studied the mechanism of impaired renal re-uptake of thiamine in diabetes. Expression of thiamine transporter proteins THTR-1 and(More)
OBJECTIVE To study whether modification of LDL by methylglyoxal (MG), a potent arginine-directed glycating agent that is increased in diabetes, is associated with increased atherogenicity. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Human LDL was isolated and modified by MG in vitro to minimal extent (MG(min)-LDL) as occurs in vivo. Atherogenic characteristics of(More)
Expression of the multidrug-resistant (MDR) phenotype was investigated in acute leukemia using a monoclonal antibody (HYB-241) directed against a cell surface epitope of the 180 kd P-glycoprotein (gp180) by flow cytometric analysis of clinical samples. Samples from sixty-four patients were tested (37 with acute myelocytic leukemia, 20 with acute lymphocytic(More)
We examined the effect of tamoxifen (Tmx), verapamil, and daunorubicin (DNR) in two cell lines that displayed the multidrug-resistant (MDR) phenotype and used laser flow cytometry to quantitate intracellular DNR content. In the vinblastine-resistant human lymphoblastic lymphoma cell line CEM-VBL, simultaneous incubation of DNR with Tmx 10 mumol/L or Tmx 50(More)
Binding of LDL and MGmin-LDL to human THP1 monocyte-derived macrophages in vitro. THP1 cells (8 x 10) grown in 12-well plates in RPMI 1640 with 10% FBS were differentiated by addition of 50 ng/ml 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate and incubated for 4 days. THP1 macrophages were then incubated in RPMI 1640 with 10% lipoprotein deficient serum for 24 h,(More)
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