Learn More
A case of unilateral moyamoya disease is reported in an adult, associated with an aneurysm of the circle of Willis and a nonfunctional pituitary adenoma. A review of the literature is discussed. Young individuals presenting with signs of acute cerebrovascular changes of undetermined cause should be evaluated for moyamoya disease.
Barrett's metaplasia (BM) is an early lesion in the progression from oesophageal inflammation through dysplasia to the development of Barrett's adenocarcinoma (BA). Previous work indicates that BM and BA are associated with reduced E-cadherin expression and increased cytoplasmic/nuclear pools of its associated protein beta-catenin. beta-catenin participates(More)
An ability of the Epstein-Barr virus latent membrane protein LMP1 to enhance the survival of infected B cells through upregulation of the bcl-2 oncogene was first suggested by experiments involving gene transfection and the selection of stable LMP1+ clones (S. Henderson, M. Rowe, C. Gregory, F. Wang, E. Kieff, and A. Rickinson, Cell 65:1107-1115, 1991).(More)
Plasma lipid-bound sialic acid (LSA) was assayed in normal volunteers, patients with non-malignant diseases, and a variety of cancer patients. Mean plasma LSA in 50 normal volunteers, 16 patients with non-malignant diseases, 54 breast cancer, 17 lung cancer, 15 colon cancer, 7 ovarian cancer, 5 prostate cancer, 4 leukemia, 4 gastrointestinal, 3 thyroid(More)
The association between sickle cell trait (SCT) and adverse effects of exercise has been controversial. While individuals with SCT are at higher risk of sudden death, the mechanism for this outcome remains to be elucidated. In order to shed light on this controversy, we have monitored venous blood count and blood gas parameter values in normal and SCT(More)
Sickle cell trait subjects are potentially at risk with microvascular complications frequently associated with high altitude and extreme exertion. Studies conducted in our laboratory suggest that exposure of sickle cell trait subjects to treadmill exercise resulted in an increase not only in the susceptibility of red blood cells to oxidation but also in the(More)
The several types of neoplastic transformations are accompanied by alterations in the composition of cell glycoproteins, which are major structural components of cell surfaces. One such observed alteration is in the level of sialic acid on the cell surface. In the present investigation, plasma sialic acid levels were measured in normal volunteers and(More)
The Beta-Blocker Heart Attack Trial was a randomized double blind controlled trial comparing propranolol with placebo in 3837 patients with a recent myocardial infarction. The trial was terminated on recommendation of the Policy and Data Monitoring Board 9 months before the scheduled closing date. The propranolol group, at the time of the decision, had a(More)
Low-income women have a high mortality from breast cancer. Yet, they participate in breast cancer early detection screening programs less than women in the general population. An intervention study to improve screening mammography rates of low-income women participating in Tennessee's TennCare program (state Medicaid and Medicare program) revealed(More)
Neoplastic transformations are accompanied by an alteration in the composition of cell membrane glycoproteins, major structural components of the cell surface. Plasma sialyltransferase enzyme is involved in the transfer of sialic acid residues from cytosine monophosphate (CMP) sialic acid to a suitable acceptor. In the present study plasma sialyltransferase(More)