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T he flagship publication of the MTT-S is IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. As the premier journal in the microwave field, we seek to capture and disseminate knowledge of RF, microwave, guided-wave, and wireless technologies. We provide a service to many of our members who want to publish their contributions, and we provide a service to(More)
Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), a widely distributed enzyme, plays an important role in inflammation. We have studied the role of COX-2 in acute pancreatitis and pancreatitis-associated lung injury using both the pharmacological inhibition of COX-2 and genetic deletion of COX-2. Pancreatitis was induced in mice by 12 hourly injections of cerulein. The severity of(More)
Young female mice fed a choline-deficient, ethionine-supplemented (CDE) diet for 24 h develop hemorrhagic pancreatic necrosis with a 5-day mortality rate of approximately 50%. At the end of the diet administration, the in vivo discharge of digestive enzymes is blocked, images of exocytosis and luminal membrane recycling disappear, and zymogen granules(More)
Supramaximal stimulation of the rat pancreas with CCK, or its analog caerulein, triggers acute pancreatitis and a number of pancreatitis-associated acinar cell changes including intracellular activation of digestive enzyme zymogens and acinar cell injury. It is generally believed that some of these various acinar cell responses to supramaximal secretagogue(More)
We have hypothesized that the colocalization of digestive zymogens with lysosomal hydrolases, which occurs during the early stages of every experimental pancreatitis model, facilitates activation of those zymogens by lysosomal hydrolases such as cathepsin B and that this activation triggers acute pancreatitis by leading to acinar cell injury. Some, however,(More)
The uptake of free fatty acids has previously been shown to affect the capping of lymphocytes, and there is evidence that different types of fatty acids may partition into separate lipid domains in cell surface membranes. In studies of gel-filtered human platelets, we found that cis-unsaturated fatty acids (1-35 microM) inhibited platelet shape change,(More)
Severe pancreatitis is frequently associated with acute lung injury (ALI) and the respiratory distress syndrome. The role of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in mediating the ALI associated with secretagogue-induced experimental pancreatitis was evaluated with GM-CSF knockout mice (GM-CSF -/-). Pancreatitis was induced by hourly(More)