Mary-Beth McCarthy

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The ability of estrogen to prevent glucocorticoid-induced apoptosis in osteoblasts was studied both in vitro and in vivo. Glucocorticoid treatment for 72 h produced a dose-dependent increase in the number of apoptotic cells, determined by acridine orange/ethidium bromide staining, with a maximal response of 31+/-2% and 26+/-3% with 100 nM corticosterone in(More)
Tendon imaging plays a critical role in evaluating tendon diseases and injuries including mechanical, degenerative, and overuse disease, inflammatory enthesitis, as well as partial and full thickness tears. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), each with unique benefits and limitations, are commonly utilized to assist in diagnosing these diseases(More)
The addition of specific proteins or growth factors onto sutures would provide a direct application of exogenous factors to promote tissue repair. The higher levels of growth factors and cytokines may optimize the healing environment and promote tissue recovery. Despite this proposed benefit, the current orthopedic literature on the use of coated sutures is(More)
The ability of insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) to modulate apoptosis was studied in murine osteoblasts. At 72 h of culture, 0.01, 0.1, and 1.0 nM IGF-II produced a dose-dependent increase in apoptosis assayed by TdT-mediated dUTP-biotin nick end labeling (TUNEL) and confirmed with acridine orange-ethidium bromide staining. A maximal increase of(More)
The effects of the steroidal androgen receptor antagonist Win 49,596 on steroid-induced prostatic growth, histomorphology, and secretory function were studied in the castrate male beagle dog. At oral doses ranging from 0.625 to 40 mg/kg/day for 12 weeks, Win 49,596 inhibited prostatic growth in terms of both weight and total DNA in a dose-dependent manner.(More)
The effect of the steroidal androgen receptor antagonist Win 49,596 on the prostate and testis was studied in beagle dogs and was compared to the effects of the nonsteroidal androgen receptor antagonist ICI 176,334 and the steroidal 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor MK-906. Win 49,596 was shown to bind to the androgen receptor from normal canine prostate with a(More)
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