Simon C. Body

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BACKGROUND Recent genome-wide association studies have identified several chromosome 9p21 single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction in nonsurgical populations. We have recently demonstrated an independent association between these 9p21 variants and perioperative myocardial injury after isolated primary(More)
In laboratory rodents, concentrations of reduced glutathione (GSH) are exceedingly high (up to 7 to 8 millimolar) in the glandular gastric tissue compared to concentrations in other portions of the gastrointestinal tract or to those of most other organs. Gastric GSH varies diurnally, with the highest levels occurring in the late afternoon or early evening.(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated baseline C-reactive protein (CRP) levels are associated with increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease. Several CRP gene variants have been associated with altered baseline CRP levels in ambulatory populations. However, the influence of CRP gene variants on CRP levels during inflammatory states, such as surgery, is largely(More)
BACKGROUND Profilin-1 is an ubiquitous actin binding protein. Under pathological conditions such as diabetes, profilin-1 levels are increased in the vascular endothelium. We recently demonstrated that profilin-1 overexpression triggers indicators of endothelial dysfunction downstream of LDL signaling, and that attenuated expression of profilin-1 confers(More)
Tworecent ly published reports have evoked partisan debate and regulatory review on the safety of the widely used protease inhibitor, aprotinin (Bayer Pharma, West Haven, CT) (1,2). These retrospective observational studies claimed significant increases in several adverse postoperative events after cardiac surgery, without important reduction in blood loss(More)
Bicuspid aortic valve is the most prevalent cardiac valvular malformation. It is associated with a high rate of long-term morbidity including development of calcific aortic valve disease, aortic regurgitation and concomitant thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection. Recently, basic and translational studies have identified some key processes involved in the(More)
To the Editor:—During the preoperative check of an Ohmeda Mod-ulus SE anesthesia machine (Ohmeda Inc., Madison, WI) with an Ohmeda 7900 ventilator and expiratory limb water trap, we observed approximately 1 cm (4 ml) of water in the base of the water trap. On examination, the water appeared to be very pale orange in appearance but did not have an obvious(More)
Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with 5 mg/kg body weight of phencyclidine (PCP) injected at 1 ml/kg subcutaneously on three consecutive days at four different stages of gestation. Within 10-30 min after treatment, dams showed some lack of motor coordination and became lethargic. On gestational day 21, all rats were killed by decapitation and(More)
The interactions of multiple myeloma (MM) cells with their microenvironment are crucial for pathogenesis. MM cells could interact differentially with their microenvironment depending on the type of cyclin D they express. We established several clones that constitutively express cyclin D1 from the parental RPMI8226 MM cell line and analyzed the impact of(More)