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Human transferrin receptors (TR) and receptors for polymeric immunoglobulins (pIgR) expressed in polarized MDCK cells maintain steady-state, asymmetric distributions on the separate basolateral and apical surfaces even though they are trafficking continuously into and across these cells. The intracellular mechanisms required to maintain these asymmetric(More)
The transcytotic pathway followed by the polymeric IgA receptor (pIgR) carrying its bound ligand (dIgA) from the basolateral to the apical surface of polarized MDCK cells has been mapped using morphological tracers. At 20 degreesC dIgA-pIgR internalize to interconnected groups of vacuoles and tubules that comprise the endosomal compartment and in which they(More)
In many species, including humans, pulmonary alveoli are formed after birth by septal subdivision of the large gas-exchange saccules present at birth. In rats septation occurs mainly between the 4th and 14th postnatal days (Burri, P. H. 1974. Anat. Rec. 180:77-98), but little is known about the regulation of this process. We found that dexamethasone (0.1(More)
Monocrotaline and trichodesmine are structurally closely related pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) exhibiting different extrahepatic toxicities, trichodesmine being neurotoxic (LD50 57 μmol/kg) and monocrotaline pneumotoxic (LD50 335 μmol/kg). We have compared certain physicochemical properties and metabolic activities of these two PAs in order to understand(More)
Neonatal maturation of alveolar structure in rat lung temporally coincides with the peak activity of a beta-galactoside-specific endogenous lung lectin of the type that has been linked to developmental processes in other tissues. To learn more about the lung lectin we examined four cell types for their ability to synthesize and bind the lectin. Cultured(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine recurrence rates of pediatric foot and ankle burn deformities treated with the Ilizarov method. A total of 19 patients with 29 foot and ankle deformities were studied. The most common deformity treated was equinus (23). Rocker-bottom and cavus foot deformities were each treated three times. The average age of the(More)
BACKGROUND Emerging research implicates ethanol (EtOH)-induced epigenetic modifications in regulating gene expression and EtOH consumption. However, consensus on specific epigenetic modifications induced by EtOH has not yet emerged, making it challenging to identify mechanisms and develop targeted treatments. We hypothesized that chronic intermittent EtOH(More)
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