Michael F. Reardon

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The highly polyunsaturated fatty acids in fish oils lower the plasma triglyceride concentration. We have studied the effect of a diet rich in fish oil on the rate of production of the triglyceride-transporting very low density lipoprotein (VLDL). Seven subjects, five normal and two with hypertriglyceridemia received up to 30% of daily energy needs from a(More)
Primary cardiac sarcomas are exceptionally rare. We present a 10-year, single-institution experience with 24 primary adult cardiac sarcomas. These cases were retrieved from the Department of Pathology data file of the Methodist Hospital at Houston, TX. Clinical presentation and pathologic features were analyzed. Histologic classification was followed(More)
The turnover and the catabolic fate of the B apoprotein of very low density lipoprotein (VLDL-B) was studied in 15 normal and hyperlipidemic subjects using reinjected autologous VLDL labeled with radioiodine. The specific radioactivity-time curve of the B apoprotein in total VLDL (S(f)20-400) was multiexponential but conformed to a two-pool model during the(More)
In this study we examined the relationships between levels of several components of plasma lipoproteins and severity of coronary artery disease in 65 men and 42 women who underwent coronary arteriography for suspected coronary disease. Severity of coronary atherosclerosis was scored as the extent of disease seen at arteriography. Univariate analyses of the(More)
Smooth muscle cells of the rabbit aorta, when grown in vitro, express three distinguishable forms of phenotype (contractile, reversible synthetic, and irreversible synthetic). We compared the interactions of these three smooth muscle phenotypes with rabbit very low density lipoprotein (VLDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL), and very low density lipoprotein(More)
The most common cutaneous side effects of radiotherapy include radiodermatitis and radiation fibrosis. These are influenced by the type, dose, and pattern of delivery of the treatment. Distinct from these is postirradiation morphea (localized scleroderma), an idiosyncratic treatment-related phenomenon. Within the last 20 years, approximately 31 examples of(More)
These studies were undertaken to determine whether differences in plasma triglyceride concentrations reflected differences in the number or in the size of the triglyceride-rich lipoprotein particles in the circulation. A population of 122 men and women, composed of normotriglyceridemic individuals and individuals with endogenous hypertriglyceridemia (plasma(More)
The fate of cholesteryl esters in high density lipoprotein (HDL) was studied to determine whether the transfer of esterified cholesterol from HDL to other plasma lipoproteins occurred to a significant extent in man. HDL cholesteryl ester, labelled in vitro with [3H] cholesterol, was injected into human subjects. Labelling of cholesteryl esters in very low(More)