Scott A. Reynolds

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Fibroblast-derived cytokines may play crucial roles in airway inflammation. In this study, we analyzed expression of the inflammatory cytokine, granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), a major eosinophilopoietin, by normal human lung fibroblast (NHLF) cells and its regulation by monokines and macrophage contact. NHLFs were stimulated with(More)
Although extrahepatic degradation of low density lipoproteins (LDL) by peripheral cells is considered to be a significant component of daily cholesterol homeostasis, the nature of lipoproteins in the extravascular space has not been well described. Using a sponge implantation model in the rabbit, we examined lipoproteins prepared from interstitial(More)
Current evidence has demonstrated that cholesteryl ester-loaded macrophages are important components of the atherosclerotic lesion. Additional studies have implicated low density lipoproteins (LDL) and circulating monocytes as central to the origin of lipid-laden foam cells found in the arterial wall. This is a result of the finding of accelerated(More)
1. We have recently reported the ability of orally administered l-carnitine to lower plasma triglyceride in the Watanabe Heritable Hyperlipidemic Rabbit (WHHL), an animal model of familial hyperlipoproteinemia. 2. In the present studies we examined the effect of l-carnitine administration upon individual lipoprotein subfractions in this animal model. 3.(More)
Utilizing the polyvinyl sponge-implant model in the rabbit, we have previously demonstrated modification in low-density lipoproteins (LDL) in the extravascular space in association with a cellular inflammatory response. In an attempt to isolate the source of these modifications, plasma LDL was labeled with125I, and introduced directly into the extravascular(More)
Using a sponge implantation model in the rabbit, we have examined the distribution and fatty acid composition of extravascular phospholipids in interstitial inflammatory fluid. Inflammatory fluid contained less phosphatidylserine and -inositol and a complete absence of phosphatidylethanolamine as compared to autologous plasma. Inflammatory fluid(More)
Utilizing the polyvinyl sponge-implant model in the rabbit, we have described in vivo modification of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) in interstitial inflammatory fluid (IF). In the present studies, plasma clearance rates of IF-LDL were determined and compared with normal whole plasma LDL (WP-LDL) as well as plasma LDL modified by chemical reaction with(More)
and irregular hyperplasia with a pseudoepitheliomatous area. A highly dense, nodular, diffuse inflammatory infiltrate was observed at all levels of the dermis. It consisted of macrophages and numerous multinucleated cells, most of them of the foreign body type. Fibroplasia was also noted. Abundant, round parasitic elements surrounded by a double membrane(More)
Utilizing the polyvinyl sponge-implant model, we have reported in vivo modification of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) isolated from interstitial inflammatory fluid (IF) of the rabbit. Further studies on the metabolism of IF-LDL by resident mouse peritoneal macrophages (MPM), demonstrated enhanced uptake and degradation of these modified lipoproteins by(More)
In this paper, we propose a generalized procedure for the design of integrated Vernier devices for high performance chemical and biochemical sensing. In particular, we demonstrate the accurate control of the most critical design and fabrication parameters of silicon-on-insulator cascade-coupled racetrack resonators operating in the second regime of the(More)