Robert H. Hartley

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Ookinetes have been cultured in vitro using modifications to the method of Weiss & Vanderberg (1977). Significant improvements in technique were produced by culture in medium at pH 8.4 and at a blood dilution at or over 1/10. Ookinetes produced were infective to mosquitoes by membrane feeding techniques. Ultrastructural analyses were made of nuclear,(More)
1. The influence of sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve stimulations on salivary secretion of immunoglobulin A (IgA) was studied in the submandibular glands of anaesthetized rats by stimulating the nerve supplies with bipolar electrodes. 2. Although the flow of saliva from sympathetically stimulated glands was only 23% of that from parasympathetically(More)
The Royal College of Surgeons of England recently published guidelines for sedation by non-anaesthetists. The report emphasizes sedation for endoscopy and dental surgery, but the recommendations are equally relevant to accident and emergency (A&E) medicine. Current sedation practice for orthopaedic manipulations was determined by questionnaire in 58 A&E and(More)
This randomised trial compared the results of carpal tunnel decompression using the TM Indiana Tome (Biomet, Warsaw, Indiana, USA) and a standard limited palmar open incision. Two hundred patients were randomly selected to have a carpal tunnel decompression with either the Indiana Tome or a limited palmar technique. They were assessed clinically for 3(More)
Zygotes of Plasmodium berghei were cultured 15-25 h in vitro to yield mature infective ookinetes. Samples taken in the first 5 h of culture were examined by electron microscopy. Meiotic figures were detected in the nuclei of the zygotes. Threadlike leptotene chromatids (chromosomes) condensed from attachment plaques on the nuclear envelope; chromatid(More)
The localisation of monoclonal antibody-derived merozoite antigens ofBabesia divergens was examined using immunogold electron microscopy and immunoprecipitation of the monoclonal antibody with both biosynthetically and surface-labelled parasites. Immunogold labelling provided evidence that the antigens are components of the surface coat of the merozoite.(More)
Glycogen, studied electron microscopically in granular tubule cells by means of the periodic acid-thiocarbohydrazide-silver proteinase technique, was found to be scattered abundantly throughout the cytoplasm. Parasympathetic nerve stimulation caused no detectable change in the glycogen. Degranulation of the granular tubule cells after either sympathetic(More)
The expression of a 21 kDa transmission-blocking determinant on the malarial parasite Plasmodium berghei was studied by using the immunogold method at the light, scanning-electron and transmission-electron microscope levels. The determinant was shown to be expressed exclusively on the macrogamete and its immediate progeny the zygote, ookinete and oocyst. It(More)
Submandibular gland responses to sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve stimulation were studied in streptozotocin-diabetic rats. Morphologically, the acinar cells in control glands were relatively uniform in size and contained electron-lucent granules. The granular ducts were distinguished by the presence of electron-dense granules. With the exception of(More)