Michelle E Gold

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Objective data on nipple and areola sensibility are scarce. For women with macromastia, there is little published information available indicating the incidence and intensity of postoperative nipple and areola sensibility. This prospective study was undertaken to evaluate nipple and areola sensibility in "small-breasted" control subjects as well as in(More)
An in vitro bioassay system was developed to study endothelium-mediated, shear stress-induced, or flow-dependent generation of endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF). Monolayers of aortic endothelial cells were grown on a rigid and large surface area of microcarrier beads and were packed in a small column perfused with Krebs bicarbonate solution. The(More)
The objective of this study was to ascertain whether endothelium-dependent relaxation and guanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cGMP) formation in bovine pulmonary artery are dependent on L-arginine. Arterial rings responded to acetylcholine and A23187 with increased cGMP accumulation and relaxation and showed resting L-arginine levels of approximately 300(More)
The objective of this study was to elucidate the mechanisms associated with the reciprocal relation between magnesium and calcium on vascular smooth muscle tone in bovine pulmonary artery and vein. Rapid removal of magnesium from Krebs-bicarbonate medium used to bathe isolated rings of precontracted artery or vein caused transient endothelium- and(More)
Forty-one hemimandible allografts were transplanted in young rabbits immunosuppressed with cyclosporine. The majority of the grafts demonstrated normal wound healing, and growth of hair, bone, and teeth. The mandibular body and the premolars showed significant growth in length. The allografted mandibles functioned sufficiently that the rabbits took oral(More)
1. A bioassay cascade superfusion technique was utilized to study the properties of endothelium derived relaxing factor (EDRF) from human umbilical vein (HUV) and compare its actions on umbilical, chorionic plate and bovine pulmonary arterial strips. 2. Histamine (1 microM), bradykinin (1 microM) and A-23187 (0.3 microM, 1 microM) but not acetylcholine (1(More)
This study examined the actions of L-arginine, a putative precursor of endothelium-derived nitric oxide, and arginine analogs on endothelium-dependent relaxation of isolated rings of bovine pulmonary artery. L-Arginine did not consistently relax arterial rings unless rings were first rendered refractory to endothelium-dependent relaxation by pretreatment(More)
This study examined the influence of lowered arterial levels of L-arginine on endothelium-dependent relaxation of isolated rings of bovine pulmonary artery. Incubation of arterial rings under tension for 24 hr in oxygenated Krebs bicarbonate solution at 37 degrees C resulted in the development of marked or complete tolerance to A23187 (calcium ionophore)-(More)
The objective of this study was to elucidate the mechanism by which polyamino acids containing L-arginine, L-lysine or L-ornithine cause endothelium-dependent relaxation of bovine intrapulmonary artery and vein. Basic but not acidic or neutral polypeptides ranging in average molecular weights from 17 to 225 kDa elicited time- and concentration-dependent(More)
A bioassay cascade superfusion procedure was used to compare and contrast the actions of arterial and venous endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF) with authentic nitric oxide (NO) on several nonvascular smooth muscle preparations. EDRF was released from human umbilical vein or bovine pulmonary artery by A23187 and allowed to superfuse two nonvascular(More)