Randi A. Black

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TNF is synthesized as a 26-kD membrane-anchored precursor and is proteolytically processed at the cell surface to yield the mature secreted 17-kD polypeptide. The 80-kD tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor (TNFR80) is also proteolytically cleaved at the cell surface (shed), releasing a soluble ligand-binding receptor fragment. Since processing of TNF and(More)
INTRODUCTION Common variants in genes related to inflammation, innate immunity, epithelial cell function, and angiogenesis have been reported to be associated with risks for Acute Lung Injury (ALI) and related outcomes. We tested whether previously-reported associations can be validated in an independent cohort at risk for ALI. METHODS We identified 37(More)
We have examined the properties and intracellular localization of acetylcholine receptors in the C2 muscle cell line and in a variant (T-) that accumulates AChR intracellularly. On immunoblots, the subunit structures of the AChR from wild-type and T- cells were similar except that the gamma and delta subunits of the variant AChR had altered mobilities.(More)
We have analyzed two genetic variants of C2 muscle cells that have reduced levels of binding activity for alpha-bungarotoxin and have found that both synthesize only low levels of the alpha-subunit of the acetylcholine receptor. In both variants the uptake of 22Na in response to carbachol is diminished in proportion to the reduction in toxin-binding(More)
The objectives of this study were to determine the effect of the dry cow management system (pasture or confined) on: (1) lying behaviour and activity; (2) feeding and heat stress behaviours; (3) intramammary infections, postpartum. Non-lactating Holstein cows were assigned to either deep-bedded, sand freestalls ( n = 14) or pasture ( n = 14) using rolling(More)
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