Rafael Wolff

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Splanchnic ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) causes tissue hypoxia that triggers local and systemic microcirculatory inflammatory responses. We evaluated the effects of hyperoxia in I/R induced by 40-min superior mesenteric artery (SMA) occlusion and 120-min reperfusion in four groups of rats: 1) control (anesthesia only), 2) sham operated (all surgical procedures(More)
DNA encoding an antigen of 101,000 apparent molecular weight from the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum was cloned and sequenced. Genomic DNA from the Camp strain covering the complete coding region along with cDNA from the FCR3 strain covering 81% of the coding region were obtained. The cloned DNA specified a full-length protein of 743 amino(More)
The osteoinductive property of fibrin glue with and without admixture of aprotinin was proven in animal model. Aprotinin as an inhibitor of the fibrinolysis is supposed to be an inhibitor of the osteogenesis, too. Three holes of 4 mm diameter and 2 mm depth were placed into the diaphysis of both femura in 12 adults dogs. The defects were filled with either(More)
BACKGROUND Interleukin-10 is an anti-inflammatory cytokine and consequently is considered by many to have a protective role in heart failure, as opposed to the notorious tumor necrosis factor-alpha. OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis of the possible beneficial impact of IL-10 on mortality in systolic heart failure patients in relation to their circulating(More)
Parallel wire stents were implanted over exchange guide wires at percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty sites in 27 canine coronary arteries that were predilated with slightly oversized balloons. Stents were stainless steel, self-expandable, 3.5 to 4.5 mm in diameter, 9 to 12 mm in length, and were made of 10 wires that were longitudinally(More)
Perlecan is a proteoglycan composed of a 470-kDa core protein linked to three heparan sulfate (HS) glycosaminoglycan chains. The intact proteoglycan inhibits the smooth muscle cell (SMC) response to vascular injury. Hspg2(Δ3/Δ3) (MΔ3/Δ3) mice produce a mutant perlecan lacking the HS side chains. The objective of this study was to determine differences(More)
BACKGROUND Perlecan is a heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG) constituent of the extracellular matrix with roles in cell growth, differentiation, and angiogenesis. The role of the HS side chains in regulating in vivo angiogenesis after hind-limb ischemia is unknown. METHODS Heparan sulfate (HS)-deficient perlecan (Hspg2(Δ3/Δ3)) mice (n = 35), containing(More)
Bed-sediment and/or fish samples were collected from 27 sites around the island of Oahu (representing urban, agricultural, mixed, and forested land use) to determine the occurrence and distribution of hydrophobic organic compounds including organochlorine pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs). Of the 28(More)