Ronald E. Garner

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AIM This study tested the hypothesis that angiotensin II (Ang II) AT1 receptor is involved in development of hypertension and cardiac fibrosis via modifying ACE2 activity, eNOS expression and CD44-hyaluronan interaction. MAIN METHODS Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to Ang II infusion (500ng/kg/min) using osmotic minipumps up to 4weeks and the AT1(More)
Three monoclonal antibodies, anti-Mac-1, -2, and -3, were used to modify accessory cell activity of whole spleen cell (WSC) or splenic adherent cell (SAC) preparations from normal or tumor-bearing hosts (TBH). Ligand activation by anti-Mac-1, -2 and -3 modified normal and TBH WSC lectin responses differentially; the most pronounced effect was with anti-Mac(More)
Polyclonal antisera against chitin and chitin oligomers were used to stain Pneumocystis carinii by the immunoperoxidase technique in Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections of four human lung biopsies and in alcohol-fixed, paraffin-embedded cell blocks of two bronchioloalveolar lavage specimens from infected human patients. In all cases, the antisera(More)
Intravenous injection of Candida albicans into mice produced elevated serum tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) levels. We hypothesized that immunostimulants released in vivo from C. albicans during fungal sepsis might contribute to the elevated levels of TNF-alpha in serum. We tested this hypothesis in mice with C. albicans mannan (CAM). Increased(More)
The isolated perfused mouse liver model was used to study the effect of Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD)-containing peptides on hepatic trapping and killing of Candida albicans. After extensive washing, 10(6) C. albicans CFU were infused into mouse livers. At the time of recovery, 63% +/- 2% (mean +/- standard error of the mean) of the infused C. albicans CFU were(More)
Normal BALB/c mice were assessed for 2,4-dinitrofluorobenzene (DNFB)-induced contact sensitivity following adoptive transfer of macrophages (Mo). T cells, or their derived products, from normal or tumor-bearing hosts (TBH). Contact sensitivity (CS) was measured by a quantitative radioisotopic ear assay, a total in vivo system based on localization of(More)
Tomato lectin, which binds oligosaccharides of N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, and an antiserum against macromolecular chitin were used to probe sections of human and murine lungs infected with Pneumocystis carinii. By light, fluorescence and electron microscopy, lectin and antiserum binding patterns indicated that both human and murine strains of P. carinii(More)
Of 400 cases of urethritis in male soldiers enrolled in a behavioral intervention project, the etiology of 69% was defined at study enrollment, as well as the etiology of 72% of 25 repeated episodes involving 21 men during the first 78 days of active follow-up (5% of the cohort). Chlamydia trachomatis (36%), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (34%), and Ureaplasma(More)
The mixed-lymphocyte reaction reactivity of normal and tumor-bearing host (TBH) T-cell subsets was examined in response to normal and TBH macrophage (M phi) supernatants. Both inhibiting and enhancing activities were identified in normal and TBH M phi supernatants. The present data suggest that TBH M phi supernatants contained more inhibitory activity than(More)
Two cell wall glycoprotein extracts from Candida albicans (glycoprotein [GP] and peptidoglucomannan [PGM]) were tested for their influence on antibody responses to type III pneumococcal polysaccharide and sheep erythrocytes. GP was isolated from lipid-extracted cell walls with ethylenediamine, whereas PGM was extracted with dilute sodium hydroxide. Both(More)