Raesha Washington

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In addition to their role as chemorepellent netrin-1 receptors, UNC5 proteins may mediate cell death because they induce apoptosis in cultured cells. To test this in vivo, we generated Unc5a (formerly Unc5h1) knockout mice and found that this deletion decreased apoptosis and increased the number of neurons in the spinal cord. In contrast, loss of netrin-1(More)
Patients with red--brown urine which may be a sign of myoglobinuria, can develop acute renal failure. We assayed serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatine kinase activity in a total of 33 patients of equal groups, A (automobile accident), B (trauma) and C (undergoing rhabdomyolysis). In addition we tested 132 urine samples for the presence of(More)
A systematic investigation concerning uraemic toxicology has been made using modern analytical methods. The interest is especially focused on substances which are present in uraemic subjects in high concentrations, the so called "uraemic toxins". The samples from biological fluids have been screened with special regards to the presence of peptides and low(More)
This paper is a continuation of previous work (Parts VI, VIII, and IX) designed to identify small peptides in biological fluids by a combination of ion-exchange and thin-layer chromatography. Several series of peptides, mainly dipeptides, with methionine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, aspartic acid, serine, or glutamic acid as the N-terminal amino acid, have(More)