Ronald Peek

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We have investigated the methylation state of the rat gamma-crystallin genes in DNA from lens cells at different developmental stages as well as from kidney and heart cells. A clear correlation between the extent of demethylation of the promoter and 5' gene regions and the expression of these genes was observed. No change in the methylation state of the far(More)
The effective thoracic and lumbar pedicle diameter as related to screw size for that pedicle was studied in six fresh-frozen human cadaver spines. Measurements of the pedicle were obtained before screw insertion using axial and coronal reformatted computed tomographic (CT) images, as well as graduated sounding of the pedicle. After sequentially loading each(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The likelihood that carotid plaque will give rise to cerebral ischemia probably relates to the degree of arterial stenosis and to plaque morphology. The aim of this study was to assess whether features seen at CT angiography might be used to predict carotid plaque stability by comparing CT angiograms with histopathologic examinations(More)
A cDNA encoding the C-C chemokine MDC was isolated from a human macrophage cDNA library by differential hybridization using monocyte- and macrophage-specific cDNA probes. During monocyte to macrophage differentiation in vitro, MDC expression is first detected after 1 day of culturing and reaches maximum levels after 6 days when macrophages have fully(More)
The subcellular distribution of Ro ribonucleoprotein particles (Ro RNPs) and their constituents was determined using mammalian tissue culture cells and Xenopus laevis oocytes. Cell fractionation revealed that Ro RNPs are restricted to the cytoplasm, while the Ro RNP-specific proteins were also present in the nucleus. Transport studies indicated that the(More)
PURPOSE Different protocols are being used worldwide for the cryopreservation of human ovarian tissue for fertility preservation purposes. The efficiency and efficacy of the majority of these protocols has not been extensively evaluated, possibly resulting in sub-optimally cryopreserved ovarian tissue. To address the impact of this issue, we assessed the(More)
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