Mary Richardson

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T his report is a concise review of current knowledge of the structure and function of the intima of the aorta and the major distributing arteries. The main purpose of the review is to delineate normal arterial intima from atherosclerotic lesions and, in particular, to distinguish physiological adaptations from atherosclerotic increases in intimal(More)
Six neurotoxic peptides (Tx3-1 to Tx3-6) were purified from the venom of the spider Phoneutria nigriventer by a combination of gel filtration, reverse phase FPLC on PEP-RPC and PRO-RPC columns, reverse phase HPLC on Vydac C18, and ion exchange HPLC on cationic and anionic columns. These toxins caused different neurological symptoms in mice after(More)
The proteomes of the venoms of the Brazilian wandering "armed" spiders Phoneutria nigriventer, Phoneutria reidyi, and Phoneutria keyserlingi, were compared using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. The venom components were also fractionated using a combination of preparative reverse phase HPLC on Vydac C4, analytical RP-HPLC on Vydac C8 and C18 and cation(More)
Four neurotoxic polypeptides (Tx2-1, Txt2-5, Tx2-6 and Tx2-9) were purified from the venom of the South American 'armed' spider Phoneutria nigriventer (Keys) by gel filtration and reverse phase FPLC and HPLC. These cysteine-rich polypeptides exhibited different levels of neurotoxicity in mice after intracerebroventricular injection. Tx2-1, Tx2-5 and Tx2-6(More)
In investigations aimed at characterizing snake venom clot-dissolving enzymes, we have purified a fibrinolytic proteinase from the venom of Bothrops leucurus (white-tailed jararaca). The proteinase was purified to homogeneity by a combination of molecular sieve chromatography on Sephacryl S-200 and ion-exchange chromatography on CM Sepharose. The enzyme(More)
The chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) is widely used as a model to examine angiogenesis, and anti-angiogenesis. Its advantages over mammalian systems include low cost, and ease of preparation, as well as the absence of a mature immune system. Although the use of this model presents a major opportunity to compare data generated in different laboratories,(More)
Perfusion of rat jejunum in vitro with PMA increased fructose transport by 70% compared with control values and was blocked by the protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitor chelerythrine. The brush-border membrane contained both the fructose transporters GLUT5 and GLUT2; the presence of the latter was confirmed by luminal biotinylation. PMA increased the GLUT2 level(More)
Two proteins with phospholipase A(2) (PLA(2)) activity were purified to homogeneity from Bothrops leucurus (white-tailed-jararaca) snake venom through three chromatographic steps: Conventional gel filtration on Sephacryl S-200, ion-exchange on Q-Sepharose and reverse phase on Vydac C4 HPLC column. The molecular mass for both enzymes was estimated to be(More)
OBJECTIVE To catalog and evaluate patterns of disease in families of children with pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB). METHODS Data have been collected since 1988 on 45 children with PPB and their families. All pathologic materials were centrally reviewed. Preliminary molecular genetic analyses were performed when possible. RESULTS In 12 of 45 patients, an(More)
The JCR:LA-cp rat develops an extreme obese/insulin-resistant syndrome such that by 12 weeks of age, there is no longer any insulin-mediated glucose turnover. At 4 weeks of age, obese and lean rats have essentially identical basal and insulin-mediated glucose uptake in skeletal muscle. By 8 weeks of age, however, the obese rats no longer exhibit such(More)