Marc Adrian Williams

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The time of maximal occurrence of pyknotic nuclei in the retinal ganglion cell layer of postnatal pearl mutant mice is earlier than that in normal mice (Linden and Pinto 1985). Both ganglion and displaced amacrine cells and glia populate the ganglion cell layer. Thus, in order to show that ganglion cells themselves are affected, we counted the numbers of(More)
Microbicidal and cytocidal products of the respiratory burst and integrin adhesion molecule expression have been studied in monocytes from patients who received rHuGM-CSF during regeneration after high-dose chemotherapy. In this study, administration of rHuGM-CSF after high-dose chemotherapy significantly augmented the secretion of inducible products of the(More)
A molecular level description of the time course of the gelation of the polysaccharide konjac mannan (KM) is presented and the role of alkali addition is considered in detail. NMR relaxometry is utilized as a complementary methodology to mechanical spectroscopy in order to probe events occurring as a prelude to network formation, and high-resolution NMR is(More)
1-Palmitoyl phosphatidylcholines (1-palmitoyl PCs), in which the 2-position was occupied respectively by C10:0, C12:0, C14:0, C14:1, n-7, C16:0, C16:1, n-7, C18:0, C18:1(t), n-9, C18:1, n-9, C18:2, n-6, C18:3, N-3, C18:3, n-6, C18:3(5t,9,12), C22:0, C22:1, n-9, C22:2, n-6, C22:3, n-3, C22:4, n-6, C22:5, n-6 or C22:6, n-3 fatty acids, were studied as(More)
Parotid tissue is, in many respects, the best subject for studies on the genesis of exportable proteins and on the mechanism of exocrine secretion . It has been adopted by us for combined biochemical, radioautographic, and morphometric studies on the production and fate of zymogen granules . To our knowledge, however, no detailed stereological analyses of(More)
The effects of priming monocytes from septic patients with granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) ex vivo were investigated. Monocytes from septic patients had depressed plasma GM-CSF and dysregulated levels of other cytokines compared with normal subjects. Membrane expression of CD71 and HLA-DR were depressed, and monocytes were anergic(More)
Oxidative stress is important in dendritic cell (DC) activation. Environmental particulate matter (PM) directs pro-oxidant activities that may alter DC function. Nuclear erythroid 2 p45-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a redox-sensitive transcription factor that regulates expression of antioxidant and detoxification genes. Oxidative stress and defective(More)
The nature of hypothalamo-neurohypophyseal neurosecretion was examined in the rat by means of intraventricular injections of tritiated amino acids. Quantitation of autoradiographs was used at the light microscope level to study the sites of synthesis of proteins and their time of arrival in the neural lobe. Electron microscope autoradiographs were used to(More)