Sarah Carey

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Contractile mesangial cells (MC) possess a number of macrophage-like characteristics, including oxygen radical generation. We suggest that under certain conditions MC may serve as immune effector cells in glomerulonephritis. Immune complex (IC) deposits are a hallmark of glomerulonephritis. Because IC elicit oxygen radicals from other cell types and because(More)
The increasing resistance of human pathogens to conventional antibiotics presents a growing threat to the chemotherapeutic management of infectious diseases. The lanthionine antibiotics, still unused as therapeutic agents, have recently attracted significant scientific interest as models for targeting and management of bacterial infections. We investigated(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives were to determine (1) if sera from women with histories of spontaneous abortions were teratogenic to cultured embryos more often than were sera of nonaborters, (2) if the teratogenicity could be corrected by adding nutrients to the sera, and (3) if these findings were relevant to reproductive outcomes. STUDY DESIGN Rat embryos(More)
The in vitro susceptibility of type 1 and type 2 strains of Herpesvirus hominis to 9-beta-d-arabinofuranosyladenine (adenine arabinoside, ara-A) was measured in a system where deamination was inhibited. Under these conditions, it was possible to measure the activity of low concentrations of ara-A. It was determined that plaque inhibitory concentration for(More)
Most plasma proteins are present in both normal and atherosclerotic intima, and their concentrations in intimal interstitial fluid are directly related to plasma concentration and molecular size. All intimal samples also contain soluble fibrin-fibrinogen-related antigens, consisting of variable mixtures of fibrinogen and fibrinogen and fibrin degradation(More)
Head-fold-stage rat embryos cultured on sera taken from monkeys with histories of reproductive failure had an abnormality frequency of 97% compared with only 7% on sera taken from monkeys with excellent reproductive histories. For a group of these poor reproducers, the toxicity of their sera was associated with the immunoglobulin G (IgG) fraction. These IgG(More)
This study determined that the effect of 9-beta-d-arabinofuranosyl-adenine (adenine arabinoside, Ara-A) upon vaccinia virus plaque development in the stable monkey kidney line, LLC-MK(2), was increased approximately 40-fold when an inhibitor of adenosine deaminase (ADA) was added to the tissue culture media along with infective inocula. The concentration of(More)
Head fold stage rat embryos were cultured on a medium consisting of adult rat serum for 48 hr. During the final 10 or 20 hr of culture [35S]-methionine was added to the medium. Sera from visceral yolk sac blood vessels, exocoelomic cavity fluid, and amniotic sac fluid were analyzed by SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis followed by Amido Black staining(More)
Frozen-thawed spermatozoa from Friesian bulls held at stud in Ireland were used to assess the effect of ionophore on motility, acrosome reaction and heterologous in vitro fertilization. Bovine spermatozoa penetrated zone-free hamster oocytes following treatment with calcium ionophore in the absence of bovine serum albumin (BSA) and in the presence of 10 mM(More)