Lynne C Ford

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To examine the effects of technical methoxychlor (MXC) on superovulation, neonatal mice received intraperitoneal (i.p.) injections of either sesame oil, 10 micrograms of estradiol 17 beta, or 0.1, 0.5, or 1 mg of technical MXC. At 2 and 4 months, half of the mice received a superovulatory regimen of 10 IU pregnant mare's serum gonadotropin followed by 10 IU(More)
The distribution and toxicity of 195mPt-labeled cis-platinum were studied in two groups of dogs. Serum and tissue levels, renal and marrow toxicities, and urinary excretion were compared in dogs given cis-platinum, 3 mg/kg, intravenously with a group treated by intraperitoneal administration. Peak serum levels occurred immediately after intravenous(More)
Four patients with small residual ovarian carcinoma following treatment with cisplatin, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide have subsequently received 57 courses of ip cisplatin. Cisplatin (120-270 mg in 2 L of Ringer's lactate) was administered via Tenckhoff catheter, with a dwell time of 15-20 mins. Courses were given weekly for 12 weeks, with response(More)
The cytoplasmic receptors for 17 beta-estradiol (ER) and progesterone (PR) were measured in 39 malignant and 15 benign ovarian neoplasms. All eight endometroid carcinomas had positive ER sites, one-half contained PR. The number of ER binding sites decreased as tumor grade increased. Conversely, none of the 11 mucinous tumors contained either ER or PR(More)
Cisplatin at a dose of 3 mg/kg was administered to dogs either iv or ip. Cisplatin concentrations in serum, urine, and tissues were measured with a radioisotope tracer method employing 195mPt cisplatin. Systemic toxicity was monitored by serial BUN, creatinine, and wbc and platelet counts. The mode of administration did not affect systemic toxicity since(More)
Trichomonas vaginalis, a common genital pathogen, was found to possess both specific estrogen and specific androgen receptors. These 4.3 S macromolecules were proteinaceous in nature. Both metronidazole-resistant and metronidazole-sensitive strains possessed both types of sex hormone-binding proteins. The estrogen receptor binding was competitively(More)
Sex hormone binding protein analyses were performed on six keloids, the adjacent skin, and on six simple scars. A high level of androgen binding (510 to 1149 Fm/mg of cytosol protein) was found in the keloids. The estrogen and progesterone binding activities were low. Para-keloid tissues were found to have androgen binding of 177 to 476 Fm/mg of cytosol(More)
An antibacterial factor, identical with or closely related to beta lysin, was measured in human tears, in human aqueous humor, and in fractions of each fluid after an absorption step involving cellulose-asbestos filters. Antibeta lysin was used to help distinguish whether bactericidal activity was due to lysozyme or beta lysin. Beta lysin activity was found(More)
BACKGROUND C-reactive protein (CRP) can provide valuable prognostic information for risk of cardiovascular events. Several automated high sensitivity CRP immunoassays are currently available for risk assessment. METHODS The analytical performance of the Synchron LX20 Pro, BN II and IMMAGE high sensitivity CRP assays were evaluated and concordance within(More)