Sonya L Washington

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In attempting to isolate the various components involved in the stimulus induced by partial hepatectomy, the effect of sudden increased portal flow to the whole liver has been studied. The technique involved the construction of a portacaval anastomosis and after a week, reconstitution of the original portal vein, allowing resumption of portal blood flow.(More)
The objective of this study was to determine whether (1) neutrophils of preeclamptic women express cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) and (2) COX-2 mediates neutrophil interleukin 8 (IL-8) production. Neutrophils were isolated from heparinized blood collected from women with preeclampsia and normal pregnancy and from normal nonpregnant women. Cyclooxygenase 2 protein(More)
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an inflammatory skin condition that often presents as chronic ulcers. It is often idiopathic but can be associated with systemic conditions1 . Our recent publications1,2 highlight the need for better characterization of the molecular understanding of PG to improve diagnostic accuracy and targeted therapy. Recent reviews suggest(More)
The cause of spontaneous preterm labor (sPTL) is not known, but it could be due to epigenetic alterations that increase the sensitivity of decidual tissue to inflammatory stimuli. We collected decidual tissue from women at term not in labor (TNL), women at term in labor (TL), and women with sPTL. Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip analysis(More)
Trisomy 21 (T21) is the most common chromosome abnormality in humans and is associated with a spectrum of phenotypes, including cognitive impairment, congenital heart defects and immune system defects. In addition, T21 is also associated with abnormalities of fetal membranes including chorioamniotic separation, delayed fusion of the chorioamniotic(More)
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