Randolph Lucas

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63 college women served as subjects in this 7-wk. study examining the effects of static, dynamic, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitating stretching techniques on the flexibility of the hamstring-gastrocnemius muscles. Subjects were assigned to one of the 3 treatment groups and received treatment 3 days a week. A pretest, a midtest (after 11 treatment(More)
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF), but not lymphotoxin (LT), is directly trypanolytic for salivarian trypanosomes. This activity was not blocked by soluble 55-kilodalton and 75-kilodalton TNF receptors, but was potently inhibited by N,N'-diacetylchitobiose, an oligosaccharide that binds TNF. Comparative sequence analysis of TNF and LT localized the trypanocidal(More)
Trypanosoma brucei is lysed by tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) in a dose-dependent way, involving specific binding of the cytokine to a trypanosomal glycoprotein present in the flagellar pocket of the parasite. TNF-alpha-gold particles are endocytosed via coated pits and vesicles and are directed towards lysosome-like digestive organelles. The(More)
Human blood platelets, which are highly motile cells essential for the maintenance of hemostasis, contain large quantities of actin and other contractile proteins. We have previously introduced a method (Lucas, R. C., T. C. Detwiler, and A. Stracher, J. Cell Biol., 1976, 70(2, Pt. 2):259 a) for the quantitative recovery of the platelets' cytoskeleton using(More)
The specific binding of [3H]spiperone, a D-2 dopamine receptor ligand, in in retinas from rabbits kept one week in constant light was significantly lower than in retinas from rabbits exposed to constant dark. Constant light did not alter the binding of [3H]spiperone in the striatum, where melatonin does not inhibit dopamine release. The decrease in(More)
A study has been undertaken to determine the rate at which stored platelets lose their ability to respond to stimuli and to establish whether this decrease in function could be ascribed to the storage-induced proteolysis of prominent platelet proteins observed by others. Platelet concentrates were stored at 4 degrees C and 25 degrees C for up to 14 days,(More)
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