Stacie G Carter

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A health education program was evaluated which used child development specialists as home visitors and served a population of first-time mothers living in rural communities. The evaluation compared health and safety outcomes between intervention and control groups. The research staff, separate from the intervention staff, collected data in the homes of 156(More)
An infectious virus which causes persistent lymphocytosis, lymphadenopathy, lesions in the central nervous system (CNS), progressive weakness and emaciation was previously isolated from the leukocytes of cattle. Our present studies show that this virus encodes a reverse transcriptase (RT) with Mg2+ cation preference, replicates and induces syncytia in a(More)
Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase has been purified 12 000-fold from human tonsils with an 83% recovery of enzymatic activity relative to that of the initial homogenate. The specific activity of the purified enzyme is 862 units/mg of protein. The isolated protein has a molecular weight of approximately 116 000 as determined by sodium dodecyl(More)
We have studied the in vitro effects of carbovir as compared to 3'-azido-3'-deoxythymidine (AZT) on the growth of clonal bone marrow-derived hematopoietic progenitor cells. (-)Carbovir, the enantiomer with anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) activity, exhibited significantly less toxicity to hematopoietic cells than AZT. These in vitro studies suggest(More)
(-)-Carbovir, the minus optical isomer of carbocyclic-2',3'-didehydro-2',3'-dideoxyguanosine, has been shown to be the biologically active form for the inhibition of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 replication. The concentration of (-)-carbovir required to reduce reverse transcriptase activity by 50% compared with the control was 0.8 microM in H9 cells(More)
We have generated two serum- and anchorage-dependent revertants from NIH 3T3 cells transformed with multiple copies of the human c-H-ras oncogene. In both revertants, the c-H-ras oncogene was fully expressed. Fusion of either revertant with untransformed cells or of the two revertants with one another resulted in transformed progeny. These results indicated(More)
In the practice of obstetrics, the non-stress test (NST) and the biophysical profile (BPP) are used to assess fetal well-being. Failure to bundle the NST with the ultrasound BPP will result in a rejected claim if both procedures are performed at the same visit. We implemented a quality improvement program to reduce the number of charge tickets that were(More)
Heterosexual transmission of HIV-1 is likely to involve transmission of virus present in seminal fluid to inflammatory cells, particularly macrophages, present in the endometrium and peritoneal cavity. We have investigated the susceptibility of peritoneal macrophages and the corresponding autologous blood monocytes from normal women to infection by the BA-L(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 IIIB infection of chimpanzees leads to a compartmentalized, nonpathogenic in vivo and in vitro relationship with the virus. The absence of an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-like disease in over 100 chimpanzees persistently infected may be related to some or all of the findings reported here. Further(More)