Marjorie L Stone

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Estrogen sulfatase (ES) and estrogen sulfotransferase (ESFT) activities were measured in a group of primary breast tumors. The mean value of ES activities, measured in 66 breast tumor specimens, was 0.9 nmol of estrone formed from estrone sulfate/mg tissue protein per hr regardless of the hormone receptor status of the specimen. However, the average value(More)
Activation of invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells and signaling through receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) are known to independently mediate lung ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. This study tests the hypothesis that activation of RAGE specifically on iNKT cells via alveolar macrophage-produced high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is(More)
Over the last 2 decades, hypopigmented macules have been reported with increasing frequency as an initial presentation of mycosis fungoides (MF). We retrospectively reviewed 7 patients with hypopigmented MF. The mean age was 35 years at disease onset, with a mean of 5.5 years' duration of illness before presentation. All of our patients were Fitzpatrick(More)
The capacity of aromatization in 15 neoplastic human endometrial specimens was investigated. Viable tissue fragments were incubated with [3H]testosterone (10 nM) at 37C for 20 hours. Various estrogens were isolated from the incubated tissues and medium. The mean value of estrogen synthesized in 12 cases of endometrial adenocarcinoma (16.0 +/- 11, means +/-(More)
Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) after infecting an individual has the ability to remain latent in nervous tissues. The factors that control herpesvirus infection, latency, and reactivation are poorly understood. Fever, menstruation, emotional stress, exposure to sunlight, and surgical resection have been associated with activation of latent herpes. The(More)
Many cationic amphiphilic (phospholipidosis-inducing) drugs (CADs) accumulate in tissues following repeated dosing in preclinical models, and this is sometimes associated with dose-limiting toxicities. Plasma drug levels cannot be used to estimate tissue accumulation of CADs since it occurs in tissues despite stabilization of plasma levels. Severe myopathy(More)
An antithrombin assay (AA) and an antithrombin assay modified by the addition of heparin (H-AA) were performed using sera from healthy subjects, patients predisposed to thrombosis, and patients with thromboembolic disease. Characteristic AA, and H-AA patterns were found in each group. Normal controls and four of 39 "pill" patients (10%) had normal AA and(More)
The use of the gynecologic teaching associate, or professional patient, for teaching pelvic examination to medical students is well established in the United States. The genitorectal examination of the man, however, has received scant attention. Most U.S. medical schools continue to use either male medical students or real patients for this part of the(More)