S B Beckman

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Dihydrofolate reductase from a methotrexate-resistant subline (R6) of L1210 mouse leukemia cells is activated (i.e. has its catalytic activity increased severalfold) by treatment with (a) sulfhydryl-modifying agents (p-chloromercuribenzoate (pCMB) or 5,5'-dithiobis(2-nitrobenzoic acid], (b) salts (KCl or NaCl), or (c) chaotropes (urea or guanidinium(More)
Dihydrofolate reductase, purified from a Methotrexate-resistant subline (R6) of L1210 mouse leukemia cells, consists of two forms (designated 1 and 2) differing in affinity for the drug. Form 1 is more sensitive to inhibition by Methotrexate. Form 2 is more heat-labile, but it can be stabilized by bovine serum albumin or NADPH. Isoelectric focusing resolves(More)
The role of early operative fixation in polytrauma patients with long bone fractures was analyzed by comparing length of stay, intensive care unit days and ventilator days, incidence of pulmonary complications, infectious complications, orthopedic complications, and mortality in three groups: traction only, operative fixation later than 48 hours after(More)
To study pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP) and pulmonary artery diastolic pressure (PADP) relationships, we measured these simultaneously with cardiac outputs 1922 times in 128 patients who were critically ill or in an intensive care unit. In 356 (18.5%) of the readings, the PAWP exceeded the PADP, indicating that the PAWP reading might be erroneous.(More)
Dihydrofolate reductase, purified to homogeneity (as judged by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis), from a subline of L1210 murine leukemia cells resistant to 10(-6) M methotrexate, was resolved into two principal forms (1 and 2) by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis at pH 8.3 or isoelectric focusing. In the latter procedure, these(More)
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