Peter J. Lisi

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Humans have more than doubled the amount of reactive nitrogen (Nr) added to the biosphere, yet most of what is known about its accumulation and ecological effects is derived from studies of heavily populated regions. Nitrogen (N) stable isotope ratios ((15)N:(14)N) in dated sediments from 25 remote Northern Hemisphere lakes show a coherent signal of an(More)
When resources are spatially and temporally variable, consumers can increase their foraging success by moving to track ephemeral feeding opportunities as these shift across the landscape; the best examples derive from herbivore-plant systems, where grazers migrate to capitalize on the seasonal waves of vegetation growth. We evaluated whether analogous(More)
Local adaptation to heterogeneous environments generates population diversity within species, significantly increasing ecosystem stability and flows of ecosystem services. However, few studies have isolated the specific mechanisms that create and maintain this diversity. Here, we examined the relationship between water temperature in streams used for(More)
Mysis introductions to the lakes of western North America have shown they are important predators on zooplankton, especially daphnids, and intercept energy flows that would otherwise be available to pelagic fishes. However, understanding of the ecological roles of Mysis within invaded communities following their establishment remains weak. We analyzed(More)
Interleukin-1 (IL-1) mediates immunological, physiological, and metabolic changes associated with inflammation and host defense systems. Measurement of IL-1 activity can vary with the bioassay employed and substances have been described in several bioassay systems that either inhibit or mimic IL-1 activity. We now report a sensitive, rapid (24 hour), and(More)
The improved sensitivity and soft ionization characteristics of electrospray (ES) mass spectrometry (MS) has been applied to the glycan structures of recombinant erythropoietin (rEPO). The four glycopeptides (O-126, N-24, N-38, N-83) were mapped, isolated, deglycosylated, and the glycans profiled (without desialylation) by ES-MS as their methyl derivatives.(More)
During the period of 1998 to 2002, there was an increase in the incidence of antibody-positive pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) in patients receiving subcutaneous administration of EPREX (epoetinum alfa). As part of the investigation of this event, the aqueous formulation containing polysorbate 80, introduced in 1998, facilitated the leaching of small-molecule,(More)
THP-1 is an acute monocytic leukemia cell line which acquires phenotypic and functional monocytoid-like features following incubation with mezerein. The current study concerned the modulation of these features by rIFN gamma. rIFN gamma induces the time-dependent enhancement of HLA-DR expression in the presence or absence of mezerein but has no effect on the(More)
A rapid quantitative analysis of the sialylated N-linked oligosaccharides of recombinant erythropoietin (EPO) expressed in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells has been developed. The procedure utilizes a glycoamidase (glycopeptidase F) to release all of the N-linked oligosaccharides from the native glycoprotein, followed by direct chromatographic analysis(More)
Aquatic ecosystems play an important role in the global carbon (C) cycle and represent substantial source of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. However, little attention has been paid to quantifying how aquatic community respiration (CR), a major source of CO2, will respond to warming temperatures expected under climate change, and whether landscape(More)