Miriam Komaromy

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BACKGROUND Patients from racial and ethnic minority groups use fewer health care services and are less satisfied with their care than patients from the majority white population. These disparities may be attributable in part to racial or cultural differences between patients and their physicians. OBJECTIVE To determine whether racial concordance between(More)
Studies were carried out in mice utilizing inhibitors of several cell surface molecules to evaluate their relative roles in chylomicron remnant removal. Anti-LDL receptor antibody inhibited approximately 45% of rapid remnant removal from plasma, prolonged their half life (63 s to 115 s) and reduced hepatic uptake by 45%. Receptor-associated protein (RAP) (1(More)
The low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor is part of a family of proteins that mediate the uptake of lipoproteins into cells. In this paper we have demonstrated the over-expression in E. coli of a rat LDL receptor fusion protein that contains the region of the receptor sharing homology with the EGF precursor. The fusion protein was utilized to immunize(More)
To test the hypothesis that hepatic lipase plays a key role in lipoprotein removal in vivo, a novel system was used. Hepatoma cells (HTC 7288c) were transfected with a cDNA encoding hepatic lipase in culture and grown as solid tumors in vivo. In culture, transfected cells degraded chylomicron remnants and low density lipoprotein (LDL) somewhat more(More)
BACKGROUND Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) trains and mentors primary care providers (PCPs) in the care of patients with complex conditions. ECHO is a distance education model that connects specialists with numerous PCPs via simultaneous video link for the purpose of facilitating case-based learning. This article describes a(More)
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