Rivka Misgav

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Human neutrophils (PMNs) suspended in Hanks' balanced salt solution (HBSS), which are stimulated either by polycation-opsonized streptococci or by phorbol myristate acetate (PMA), generate nonamplified (CL), luminol-dependent (LDCL), and lucigenin-dependent chemiluminescence (LUCDCL). Treatment of activated PMNs with azide yielded a very intense CL(More)
Bleaching pulpless teeth with 30% hydrogen peroxide has been reported to cause external cervical root resorption. It has been hypothesized that H2O2 penetrating through open dentin tubules can initiate an inflammatory reaction which could result in root resorption. Extracted human premolars were treated endodontically and bleached intracoronally using the(More)
Carnosine, anserine and homocarnosine are natural compounds which are present in high concentrations (2-20 mM) in skeletal muscles and brain of many vertebrates. We have demonstrated in a previous work that these compounds can act as antioxidants, a result of their ability to scavenge peroxyl radicals, singlet oxygen and hydroxyl radicals. Carnosine and its(More)
Cimetidine, a known H2 blocker, markedly inhibited the generation of luminol-dependent chemiluminescence (LDCL) and the generation of Superoxide by human neutrophils (PMNs) stimulated by polycation-opsonized streptococci. Cimetidine also inhibited LDCL generation in peritoneal PMNs derived from mice pre-injected with this drug. The elucidation of the(More)
Human neutrophils (PMNs) stimulated by sub-toxic concentrations of cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide (CETAB) (37 μmol/L) generated intense luminol-dependent chemiluminescence (LDCL) and moderate non-amplified chemiluminescence (CL), but, paradoxically, generation of superoxide (as assayed by cytochrome c reduction, lucigenin-dependent chemiluminescence,(More)
A striking similarity exists between the pathogenetic properties of group A streptococci and those of activated mammalian professional phagocytes (neutrophils, macrophages). Both types of cells are endowed by the ability to adhere to target cells; to elaborate oxidants, hydrolases, and membrane-active agents (hemolysins, phospholipases); and to freely(More)
Human neutrophils (PMNs) suspended in Hanks' balanced salt solution (HBSS), which are stimulated either by polycation-opsonized streptococci or by phorbol myristate acetate (PMA), generate nonamplified (CL), luminol-dependent (LDCL), and lucigenin-dependent chemiluminescence (LUCDCL). Treatment of activated PMNs with azide yielded a very intense CL(More)
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