Margaret T. Hearn

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The present study was conducted to assess the immediate psychological impact of failed in vitro fertilization (IVF). Emotional status and marital functioning were also examined pre-IVF, and both demographic information and psychological test scores were evaluated as predictors of reaction to treatment failure. After a failed first cycle, both males and(More)
Psychological characteristics of couples attending an in vitro fertilization clinic were examined. Participants completed measures of personality, family environment, life quality, coping, and emotional status. Couples seeking in vitro fertilization exhibited specific personality traits and cohesive, supportive relationships. Unexpectedly, they reported(More)
This study examines the effects of different salts as well as the influence of the relative hydrophobicities of different sorbents on the adsorption processes of proteins in hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC). Comparative data acquired by the equilibrium binding analysis and by isothermal titration microcalorimetry (ITC) are presented. In(More)
The etiology of premenstrual syndrome is unknown, although this syndrome is linked to the menstrual cycle. Fourteen women with severe, debilitating premenstrual syndrome volunteered for a study of therapy by hysterectomy, oophorectomy, and continuous estrogen replacement. All had completed their families and had failed to benefit from previous medical(More)
The interaction of different species variants of cytochrome c and myoglobin, as well as hen egg white lysozyme, with the hard Lewis metal ions Al3+, Ca2+, Fe3+, and Yb3+ and the borderline metal ion Cu2+, immobilized to iminodiacetic acid (IDA)-Sepharose CL-4B, has been investigated over the range pH 5.5-8.0. With appropriately chosen buffer and metal ion(More)
The solution stability of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC) has been determined in the presence of various salts by temperature-accelerated enzyme inactivation and also by using high-performance size-exclusion chromatography. Kosmotropic (water structuring) anions in the Hofmeister series (HPO(4)2-, citrate3-, SO(4)2-, F-, OAc-) and glutamate(More)
Different heparin-silicas, synthesised in this laboratory via directional end-point attachment of heparin (H) onto various amino-derivatised silicas, have been evaluated in packed-bed and expanded-bed column chromatographic experiments using crude preparations of the therapeutic protein, thrombin (T). Adsorbent capacities, determined through batch(More)
In the present investigation, the responsiveness of rat thecal cells, prepared by means of an optimised discontinuous Percoll density gradient centrifugation procedure and cultured under serum-free cell culture conditions, to different concentrations of follitropin (FSH), basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF-2 or bFGF), and lutropin (LH) has been examined.(More)
The Reaction Inventory-Guilt was developed to isolate, in individuals, the specific stimulus situations which result in guilt. The 50-item inventory was administered to 96 subjects. The estimate of the internal consistency coefficient was .94. The inter-item correlations were factor analyzed by the principle axis method, and rotation to oblique simple(More)
A new chelating compound has been developed for use in the immobilised metal ion affinity chromatographic separation of proteins. The tridentate ligand, sodium N-(2-pyridylmethyl)aminoacetate (carbpyr), 1, was prepared via a one-step synthesis from 2-picolylamine, 3 and then immobilised onto Sepharose CL-4B through the epoxide coupling procedure. The(More)