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This research advances the understanding of the location of perceived landscape values through a statistically based approach to spatial analysis of value densities. Survey data were obtained from a sample of people living in and using the Murray River region, Australia, where declining environmental quality prompted a reevaluation of its conservation(More)
In non-smokers, only high concentrations of nicotine (10 mM) caused platelet aggregation in platelet-rich plasma and release of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT). Both responses to ADP and 5-HT were enhanced at 1 and 10 mM nicotine while they were inhibited to collagen, ristocetin, adrenaline and arachidonic acid. Lower concentrations of nicotine had no effect(More)
To determine whether platelet size and volume are related to one another or to platelet age, subpopulations of platelets from patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) have been produced on the basis of density using Percoll gradients. The density distribution of platelets from patients with ITP and from patients with other forms of(More)
An evaluation of the effect of plasma microparticles (MP) on in vitro coagulation has been undertaken using platelet rich (PRP), platelet poor (PPP) and platelet free (PFP) plasmas prepared by differential centrifugation. MP provide coagulant material which shortens the activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and dilute simplastin time (DSTT) which is(More)
The major platelet membrane glycoproteins have been solubilized in 1.0% sodium deoxycholate and subjected to affinity chromatography on the lectins from Lens culinaris, wheat germ and Abrus precatorius. Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis in the presence and absence of a reducing agent together with the differential binding of the lectins to the(More)
Platelet-associated IgG (PA IgG) of washed platelets of 20 normal controls and 45 thrombocytopenic patients was measured by radioimmunoassay and related to total platelet protein content. Mean values (+/- 2 SD) for 20 normals were 4.4 +/- 3.5 fg IgG per platelet (fg IgG/pl), 2.1 +/= 1.0 pg protein per platelet (pg protein/pl) and a ratio of IgG per g(More)
The relationship between platelet-associated IgG (PA-IgG) of intact platelets to that of lysed platelets has been studied using a competitive ELISA. In platelets from 20 normal individuals mean surface PA-IgG constituted 35% of mean total PA-IgG and showed a significant linear relationship with total PA-IgG. In platelets from 61 patients with various forms(More)
Platelets contain factor XIII, an A subunit zymogen form of transglutaminase (TGase), that is activated by thrombin. In addition a thrombin-independent TGase (A#) was observed. A# was formed in platelet preparations lysed at acid pH, and its generation inhibited by protease inhibitors and alkaline pH. When maximal A# activity was generated in acidified(More)