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Immunoneutralization of procalcitonin (ProCT), a putative mediator of sepsis, has been shown to increase survival in an animal model of sepsis. To better understand the role that ProCT plays in the sepsis cascade, we studied the relationship of this hormone to the proximal proinflammatory mediators, IL-1beta and TNFalpha. Hamsters were made septic by i.p.(More)
Hypothalamic slices (1 mm) including medial basal hypothalamus and preoptic areas (MBH-POA) were taken from adult male Japanese quail, placed in a short-term perifusion system, and exposed to estradiol or androgen. Release of chicken LHRH-I (cLHRH-I) was measured by an enzyme immunoassay specific for cLHRH-I. In separate experiments, MBH-POA slices were(More)
Client centers have considerable influence to the success of a business. Companies encourage people to visit their client centers, in the hope of engaging potential clients. However, this could give rise to large financial costs. With the recent advances in the technology of computer graphics and virtual reality, this paper presents an approach to construct(More)
A competitive enzyme immunoassay (EIA) was developed for luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH), which measures either mammalian luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone or chicken LHRH-I (cLHRH-I). There is negligible cross-reactivity with chicken LHRH-II. Assay sensitivity is 1 pg/ml and the intra- and interassay variation are 3.4 and 10.0%,(More)
Organizations providing large scale software and hardware maintenance support services typically capture detailed metrics of each service request (SR) for a customer. Examples of such metrics include the time taken to resolve the problem, success of the resolution, escalations across levels of support, field engineer site visit statistics, and parts(More)
A mouse monoclonal antibody directed against chicken Gln8-luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (cLHRH-I) was developed and characterized. This antibody was used for the development of a competitive microtiter plate enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for avian LHRH. The assay was validated for use with tissue and was used at a working range between 5 pg and(More)
Immunoneutralization of procalcitonin (ProCT), a putative mediator of sepsis, has been shown to increase survival in an animal model of sepsis. To better understand the role that ProCT plays in the sepsis cascade, we studied the relationship of this hormone to the proximal proinflammatory mediators, IL-1beta and TNFalpha. Hamsters were made septic by i.p.(More)
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