Shelly Ann Christman

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We have established a spontaneously immortalized chicken embryo fibroblast (CEF) cell line (SC-1) that has been in continuous culture for more than three years. This is only the second report of a spontaneously immortalized reverse transcriptase (RT)-negative chicken cell line. The SC-1 cells emerged from crisis (at about passage 29-31) with a slower growth(More)
Cystic follicles are a significant cause of infertility in women, dairy cattle and sheep. Sheep were used as a model to identify factors that may elicit formation of cystic follicles. Insulin resistance and elevated LH activity were tested in overweight ewes because of associations among these factors and the formation of cystic follicles. Sheep were(More)
Replicative senescence is known to be an intrinsic mechanism in determining the finite life span of in vitro cultured cells. Since this process is recognized as an evolutionarily conserved mechanism from yeast to mammalian cells, we compared the senescence-associated genetic alterations in the p53, p16(INK4a), and telomere regulatory pathways using(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of this analysis was to determine the appropriate biventricular pacing target in patients with heart failure (HF). BACKGROUND Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) decreases the risk of death and HF hospitalization. However, the appropriate amount of biventricular pacing is ill-defined. METHODS Mortality and HF hospitalization data(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether concentrations of dimeric inhibin (CaCA) are greater in plasma and tumor fluid from mares with granulosa-theca cell tumors (GTCT), compared with concentrations in plasma and equine follicular fluid (eFF) from control mares. ANIMALS 6 mares with GTCT and 12 clinically normal mares. PROCEDURE The alphabetaA immunoradiometric(More)
The in vitro immortalization of primary human mammary epithelial (HME) cells solely by the exogenous introduction of the catalytic subunit of human telomerase (hTERT) has been achieved. Early passage hTERT-transfected HME (T-HME) cells continuously decreased the length and density of telomeres even in the presence of telomerase activity, with a significant(More)
The present study was carried out to determine whether the p53 pathway played a role in the spontaneous immortalization of the SC-2 chicken embryo fibroblast (CEF) cell line that has been in continuous culture for over three years. The SC-2 cell line emerged from an extended crisis period with a considerably slower growth rate than primary CEF cells. The(More)
The Silent Atrial Fibrillation Detection With Stored EGMs (SAFE) registry is the first prospective study to characterize the incidence, duration, and predictors of atrial high-rate episodes (AHREs) in patients without previous clinically diagnosed atrial fibrillation after dual-chamber pacemaker implantation. Patients underwent in-clinic device(More)
The SC-1 spontaneously immortalized chicken embryo fibroblast (CEF) cell line has been established recently. Although this cell line had been in culture for over 3 yr, its growth rate has remained lower than that of primary CEF cells, and the morphology has not been as uniform as observed in primary cells. In the present study, the SC-1 cell line was(More)
The aim of this study was to examine inhibin production in granulosa-theca cell tumours (GTCT). The experimental aims were: (i) to determine GTCT cell types that produce inhibin alpha- and betaA-subunits; (ii) to determine whether alpha- and betaA-subunit forms differ in GTCT fluid and normal equine follicular fluid (eFF); and (iii) to determine whether(More)
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