Lisa J. Hill

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Serum levels of hCG and its free subunits were measured in patients with partial and complete hydatidiform moles and in women with normal 10-week pregnancies. whereas complete moles had higher levels of percent-free beta-hCG than partial moles (2.4 versus 1.0; P less than or equal to .005), partial moles had higher levels of percent-free alpha-hCG than(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether Decorin, a matrikine that regulates extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition, can reverse established trabecular meshwork (TM) fibrosis, lower IOP, and reduce progressive retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death in a novel rodent model of TM fibrosis. METHODS Adult rats had intracameral (IC) injections of human recombinant (hr) TGF-β(More)
Compartmentalized redox faults are common to ageing diseases. Dietary constituents are catabolized to NAD(H) donating electrons producing proton-based bioenergy in coevolved, cross-species and cross-organ networks. Nicotinamide and NAD deficiency from poor diet or high expenditure causes pellagra, an ageing and dementing disorder with lost robustness to(More)
Dengue-2 virus strains from different locations were compared by T1-RNAse-resistant oligonucleotide fingerprinting and antigen signature analysis. The latter technique involved construction of radioimmunoassays using monoclonal antibodies that recognize nine distinct dengue-2 type-specific and flavivirus cross-reactive epitopes over a range of antigen(More)
A monoclonal radioimmunoassay (RIA) was developed for detection of dengue virus in infected cell culture fluids and blood samples from dengue patients. Antibodies used to construct the RIA were selected on the basis of high binding avidity, the demonstration of synergism in competitive binding assays and empirical trials with different antibody(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness involving loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGC). Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) have shown promise as a paracrine-mediated therapy for compromised neurons. It is, however, unknown whether dental pulp stem cells (DPSC) are effective as a cellular therapy in glaucoma and how their(More)
A solid-phase radioimmunoassay (RIA) was developed for the detection of yellow fever (YF) virus in infected cell culture supernatant fluid and clinical samples. The test employed a flavivirus group-reactive monoclonal antibody attached to a polystyrene bead support and a radiolabeled type-specific antibody probe in a simultaneous sandwich RIA format.(More)
A Mr 50,000 cell surface protein antigen (p50) was identified on a human hepatocellular carcinoma derived cell line (FOCUS) by two monoclonal antibodies (SF 31 and SF 90). This antigen was subsequently shown to be expressed in vivo in human hepatocellular carcinoma. All 18 tumors tested by Western immunoblotting demonstrated high levels of p50 with(More)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in people younger than 45 in Western countries. Despite many studies, no reliable biomarkers have been found to assess TBI severity and predict recovery. MicroRNA (miRNA) profiling has become widely used to identify biomarkers and therapeutic targets. Through use of the TaqMan Array(More)
Hunting for meat was a critical step in all animal and human evolution. A key brain-trophic element in meat is vitamin B3 / nicotinamide. The supply of meat and nicotinamide steadily increased from the Cambrian origin of animal predators ratcheting ever larger brains. This culminated in the 3-million-year evolution of Homo sapiens and our overall(More)