Pippa Kenworthy

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Treatment with hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor (HGF/SF) rapidly induced the formation of conspicuous circular ruffles on the apical surfaces of two kidney cell lines, MDCK and PtK2. The ruffles were found to contain significant amounts of F-actin and myosin as judged by immunofluorescence microscopy. Time-lapse photomicroscopy demonstrated that the(More)
Factors controlling the production of ethanol and lactate have been examined using cell free extracts prepared from pea seeds (Pisum sativum var Alaska) and parsnip roots (Pastinaca sativa). The result suggest that under aerobic conditions pyruvate decarboxylase is inactive. With the onset of anaerobiosis glycolysis leads to an accumulation of lactate with(More)
Correlation of thymic changes with the development of CsA-associated syngeneic graft-versus-host disease (sGVHD) suggested that the development of tolerance depends on the prompt regeneration of the thymus after stopping CsA. Accordingly, we have tested recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) and recombinant human insulin-like growth factor I (rhIGF-1) to(More)
Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is frequently used to monitor body fluid and body composition in healthy and clinical populations. BIS guidelines state that there should be no skin lesions at the site of electrodes, and if lesions are present, electrode positions should be changed. However, alternate electrode positions are yet to be reported. This study(More)
Pleural effusion fluid obtained from eleven patients with metastatic spread to the pleura was screened for the ability to cause the dispersal-'scattering'-of MDCK colonies in vitro. Four of these samples proved to be positive using this assay. Of these two had titres high enough to warrant further purification on a cation exchange Mono S column. Active(More)
The control of edema in burn injured patients is a priority as it can impede the wound healing process. Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) has been identified as a method of swelling assessment that has merit after burns. The aim of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of BIS in the measurement of localised burn wound edema across (1)(More)
The reduction of nitrate by reduced nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotides, catalysed by extract of Candida utilis, exhibits an apparent high degree of stereospecificity for the 'B' methylene hydrogen atom of NADPH and mixed stereospecificity for the methylene hydrogen atoms of NADH. Purified nitrate reductase, on the other hand, exhibits 'A' stereospecificity(More)
Pleural effusion fluid obtained from eleven patients with metastatic spread to the pleura was screened for the ability to cause the dispersal--'scattering'--of MDCK colonies in vitro. Four of these samples proved to be positive using this assay. Of these two had titres high enough to warrant further purification on a cation exchange Mono S column. Active(More)
Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is a method used to assess body composition and fluid distribution. As a technology for measurement of fluid shifts during acute burn resuscitation, there are potential barriers to its use due to the location of wounds. This study aimed to determine whether alternate electrode positions were a suitable alternative compared to(More)