Ming-min Tong

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The human spleen normally retains about one-third of the body's platelets in an exchangeable pool which can be released into the circulation by alpha-adrenergic stimulation. Some previous investigators concluded that the splenic platelet population was enriched in a subpopulation of large, young, dense platelets (megathrombocytes) but more recent research(More)
The megakaryocyte-platelet regeneration time (MPRT) was measured in 16 normal subjects after irreversible monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibition. When ten subjects were given a single 20 mg dose of Parnate (tranylcypromine) the mean MPRT was 242 +/- 20 hours (linear model) or 212 +/- 22 hours (weighted mean model) with a mean %-linearity of 75 +/- 22%. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the methods of establishing an orthotopic nude murine model of human pancreatic cancer and explore the manifestations of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and its pathological fundamentals so as to provide research rationales for human pancreatic cancer. METHODS The BXPC-3 cell of human pancreatic cancer was orthotopically planted in(More)
The relationship between platelet density and platelet age appears to vary between species with relatively few labeling studies in humans reported. In this study, irreversible monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors were used to biochemically label the circulating platelet population in 15 humans. Platelet samples were then isolated during the 15 days after drug(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine changes in the distribution of integrin subunits, alpha 6 and alpha 4, in the normal human cornea with age. METHODS Thirty normal corneas were examined and divided into three groups; corneas from children younger than 2 years, corneas from adults 29 to 70 years, and corneas from adults older than 70 years.(More)
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