Stephanie Donatelli

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To examine the activity of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and aggrecanase in control and diseased human articular cartilage, metabolic fragments of aggrecan were detected with monospecific antipeptide antibodies. The distribution and quantity of MMP-generated aggrecan G1 fragments terminating in VDIPEN341 were compared with the distribution of(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the in vivo expression of the matrix metalloproteinase stromelysin in the synovium and articular cartilage of rabbits injected intraarticularly with recombinant human interleukin-1 beta (IL-1). METHODS The direct isolation of messenger RNA (mRNA) from articular cartilage without the prior isolation of chondrocytes is described. The in(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the stromelysin cleavage site in the interglobular domain of rabbit aggrecan, and to determine whether the stromelysin-generated neoepitope can be used as a marker of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity in vivo. METHODS The carboxy-terminus sequence of the stromelysin-generated hyaluronic acid-binding region (HABR) of rabbit(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effects of the intraarticular injection of canine monocyte conditioned medium (cMCM) into dogs on proteoglycan fragment and stromelysin levels in the joint. METHODS cMCM was injected intraarticularly into dogs, and the levels of proteoglycan fragments in synovial fluid (SF) as well as stromelysin levels in cartilage, synovium, and(More)
The destruction of articular cartilage in immune inflammatory arthritic disease involves the proteolytic degradation of its extracellular matrix. The role of activated matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in the chondrodestructive process was studied by identifying a selective cleavage product of aggrecan in murine arthritis models initiated by immunization(More)
Four obese patients were given a single-meal diet for two periods of three days each. Blood samples were drawn every four hours for serum determinations of growthormone, cortisol and insulin. At same times urinary samples for urinary cathecholamines determination were collected. Cortisolemia showed a firm circadian rhythm in both regimens: there was a(More)
Four obese patients were given a single-meal diet (Kcal, 684) for two periods of three days each. CO2 production and 02 consumption were measured every four hours for 30'. At the same times urine samples were collected for nitrogen evaluations. By Consolatio's formulas the amount of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins oxidated in the three days of both(More)
Four obese patients were given a single-meal diet (684 kcal.) for two periods of three days each. Water-loss, according to Peter-Passmore formula, and urinary sodium and potassium excretion were measured at 4-hours intervals. A water-loss greater in the first than in the second and in the third day in both periods and a strong linear correlation between(More)
One of the best studied animal models of osteoarthritis is a dog model in which the anterior cruciate ligament of the hind limb stifle joint is transected (Pond-Nuki model). To determine whether stromelysin might play a role in this model, it was necessary to purify the enzyme for production of suitable probes. In the present study, dog synovial fibroblasts(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess primary caregiver understanding of the term epilepsy. STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional telephone survey evaluated understanding of the term epilepsy among primary caregivers of children diagnosed with epilepsy at an urban referral center during a 24-month period. Three measures of primary caregiver understanding were used: (1)(More)
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