Lynne L. Johnson

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CD69 is a rapidly induced T cell activation Ag that is also expressed in an inducible fashion on cells of most, if not all, hematopoietic lineages. Molecular cloning has shown that CD69 is a type II membrane glycoprotein that is a member of the C-type lectin family. In this report we have shown that induction of CD69 mRNA in activated murine thymocytes and(More)
The purpose of this study was to establish the incidence of the anatomic structure, the popliteal bursa, in patients undergoing arthroscopy and to determine the relationship to associated clinical and pathological factors. Diagnostic arthroscopy was used to identify the presence of the popliteal bursa in 187 consecutive patients (195 knees). Thirty-seven(More)
The development of congestive heart failure (CHF) is associated with left ventricle (LV) dilation and myocardial remodeling. The matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play a significant role in extracellular remodeling, and recent studies have demonstrated increased MMP expression and activity with CHF. Whether increased MMP activity directly contributes to the(More)
Arthroscopic abrasion arthroplasty is a modification of open Magnusson "housecleaning" arthroplasty. The arthroscopic approach decreases incision size enhancing postoperative rehabilitation. Arthroscopic techniques enhance the accuracy of diagnosis and provide accuracy of limiting debridement only to diseased tissue in various other dimensions of(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to investigate whether left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) calculated from post-stress single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) reflects the basal value for LVEF or whether post-stress LVEF is reduced in some patients with stress-induced ischemia. BACKGROUND Automated programs are now commercially(More)
Several matrix metalloproteinases, including the 92-kDa and 72-kDa gelatinases, macrophage metalloelastase (MME), and matrilysin degrade insoluble elastin. Because elastolytically active MME and matrilysin consist only of a catalytic domain (CD), we speculated that the homologous CDs of the 92-kDa and 72-kDa gelatinases would confer their elastolytic(More)
The complete amino acid sequence of human serum cholinesterase (choline esterase II (unspecific), EC was determined by Edman degradation of purified peptides. The protein contains 574 amino acids per subunit and nine carbohydrate chains attached to 9 asparagines. The four subunits of cholinesterase appear to be identical. The active site serine is(More)
Interleukin-15 (IL-15) is a novel cytokine whose effects on T-cell activation and proliferation are similar to those of interleukin-2 (IL-2), presumably because IL-15 utilizes the beta and gamma chains of the IL-2 receptor. Murine IL-15 cDNA and genomic clones were isolated and characterized. The murine Il15 gene was found to consist of eight exons spanning(More)
An octadecapeptide capable of inducing pigment dispersion in the chromatophores of the fiddler crab Uca pugilator has been isolated from lyophilized heads of the lubber grasshopper Romalea microptera. This pigment-dispersing factor (PDF) was purified by gel filtration, ion-exchange chromatography, partition chromatography, and reversed-phase high(More)
Certain lambda-P22 hybrids, providing that they express the P22 C1 protein, fail to grow in Escherichia coli with the sipB391 mutation. We show that sipB391, previously located to the 57-min region of the E. coli chromosome, is a large deletion that extends into the 3' end of ssrA, a gene encoding the small stable 10Sa RNA. This deletion, apparently created(More)