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PURPOSE To develop oxygen-induced retinopathy in the mouse with reproducible and quantifiable proliferative retinal neovascularization suitable for examining pathogenesis and therapeutic intervention for retinal neovascularization in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and other vasculopathologies. METHODS One-week-old C57BL/6J mice were exposed to 75%(More)
Bovine aortic and corneal endothelial cells synthesize a growth factor that remains mostly cell-associated but can also be extracted from the subendothelial extracellular matrix (ECM) deposited by these cells. The endothelial cell-derived growth factors extracted from cell lysates and from the extracellular matrix appear to be structurally related to basic(More)
A tumor-derived growth factor that stimulates the proliferation of capillary endothelial cells has a very strong affinity for heparin. This heparin affinity makes it possible to purify the growth factor to a single-band preparation in a rapid two-step procedure. The purified growth factor is a cationic polypeptide, has a molecular weight of about 18,000,(More)
Thirteen endothelial cell growth factors have been purified to homogeneity by heparin affinity and reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography, and their chromatographic and electrophoretic properties were compared. The amino acid compositions of 10 of these mitogens have also been determined. The results indicate that these heparin-binding growth(More)
A human hepatoma cell line synthesizes, as evidenced by metabolic labeling, an endothelial cell mitogen that is found to be mostly cell associated. The hepatoma-derived growth factor (HDGF) has been purified to homogeneity by a combination of Bio-Rex 70, heparin-Sepharose, and reverse-phase chromatography; it is a cationic polypeptide with a molecular(More)
Cultured bovine aortic endothelial cells synthesize growth factors which markedly differ in the regulation of their storage and secretion. Endothelial cell lysates, but not conditioned medium, contain a growth factor activity that appears to be basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF) by the following criteria: (1) it elutes from heparin-Sepharose at 1.4-1.6 M(More)
Winter storms in California's Sierra Nevada increase seasonal snowpack and provide critical water resources and hydropower for the state. Thus, the mechanisms influencing precipitation in this region have been the subject of research for decades. Previous studies suggest Asian dust enhances cloud ice and precipitation, whereas few studies consider(More)
Cartilage-derived growth factor (CDGF) was found to bind tightly to columns of immobilized heparin and could be eluted with concentrations of salt in the order of 1.6-1.8 M NaCl. The molecular weight of CDGF was estimated to be 18,000-20,000 by high performance liquid-size exclusion chromatography. The affinity of CDGF for heparin greatly facilitated its(More)