Nafisa Wilkinson

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Samples of serum, liver, kidney, and heart were collected for selenium analysis from 174 white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in southern Florida (USA), 1984 to 1988, to determine the selenium status of these animals. Deer were obtained from eight sites and classified by five age-class groups. For serum and the three tissues analyzed, selenium(More)
The ovary is a common site of metastatic tumour. In many cases of ovarian metastasis there is a known history of malignancy but in other cases the ovarian tumour is the first manifestation of disease. In this review metastatic colorectal, appendiceal, gastric, breast, pancreatic and biliary tract, hepatocellular, renal, transitional and cervical carcinomas(More)
Gossypol (50 and 100 micrograms/ml) decreased the percentage of sperm that completed the swim-up procedure. This effect was not blocked by glutathione monoethyl ester. Cleavage rates were not different between oocytes inseminated with gossypol-treated spermatozoa (10 or 50 micrograms/ml) and oocytes inseminated with control spermatozoa. Development to the(More)
PURPOSE To assess image-guided peritoneal core biopsy for the diagnosis of tumor type and treatment of patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-five women (age range, 47-85 years; mean age, 69 years) prospectively identified in a gynecologic oncology center underwent 18-gauge core biopsy in omental cake (n = 25), peritoneal (n(More)
The objectives of this 72-wk study were to evaluate and compare the effects of 6 dietary levels of inorganic Se on serum, whole blood, wool, and tissue Se concentrations and to determine the maximum tolerable level of Se for mature ewes during lamb production. Forty-one, 4-yr-old, range-type ewes (57.4 +/- 5.7 kg) were used in a completely randomized design(More)
An experiment was conducted to evaluate the capabilities of dual photon absorptiometry (PA), radiographic photometry (RP), and ultrasound (U) to estimate bone mineral content (BMC) and bone strength of a group of bovine third metacarpals (McIII). Metacarpals were chosen for evaluating BMC and bone strength because of their accessibility and susceptibility(More)
Background:The clinico-pathological and molecular heterogeneity of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) complicates its early diagnosis and successful treatment. Highly aneuploid tumours and the presence of ascitic fluids are hallmarks of EOC. Two microcephaly-associated proteins, abnormal spindle-like microcephaly-associated protein (ASPM) and microcephalin,(More)
Specific antibodies against the C-terminus of E2, produced by affinity purification of polyclonal antisera, have been used to identify the cellular populations which express the HPV 16 E2 transcription factor, in a series of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded cervical tissues. Cases were selected for both the presence of HPV 16 DNA (confirmed by multiple(More)
Fifty-two multiparous Holstein cows were randomly assigned to receive 0 or 20 mg of biotin/d starting at an average of 16 d prepartum and then switched to 0 or 30 mg of biotin/d from calving through 70 d postpartum to determine whether supplemental biotin would affect cow performance, hepatic lipidosis, and plasma metabolites. Mean concentration of biotin(More)
An experiment was conducted to determine the effects of long-term feeding of cottonseed meal on the reproductive traits of Holstein bulls. Holstein bulls approximately 6 mo of age were placed on the following treatments: 1) soybean meal + corn (CON); 2) cottonseed meal + corn (GOS); and 3) cottonseed meal + 4,000 IU vitamin E x bull(-1) x d(-1) (G+4E). The(More)