T. W. Martin

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The ability of bradykinin to stimulate phosphodiesteratic cleavage of phosphatidylcholine (PC) was investigated in bovine pulmonary artery endothelial cells prelabeled with [3H]choline and [3H]myristic acid. Both labels were preferentially (approximately 80%) incorporated into PC. Bradykinin stimulated a rapid and parallel increase in approximately(More)
The structural basis for the highly specific action of phosphatidylserine in enhancing mast cell histamine secretion induced by concanavalin A was investigated by studying the activities of three N-substituted derivatives: N-acetyl phosphatidylserine, N-1-dimethylaminonaphthalene-5-sulfonly phosphatidylserine, and N-4-nitrobenzo-2-oxa-1,3-diazole(More)
A review of the literature indicated that most of the information of reproductive patterns in New World monkeys has been gained from studies on the squirrel monkey. This species has been successfully bred in both indoor and outdoor colonies. Both sexes exhibit seasonal cyclicity that appears to be influenced by a number of environmental conditions. Reports(More)
Lymphocytic accumulation in different areas of the myocardium during different phases of acute rejection were studied in rat heterotopic cardiac and cardiopulmonary allograft and isograft transplantation models. Indium 111-labeled syngeneic lymphocytes were injected 1 to 7 days after transplantation, and accumulation of the labeled cells in the graft was(More)
The crystal and molecular structure of the Clostridium perfringens alpha-toxin crowns over a century-long research into the mechanisms of pathogenesis of gas gangrene. The structure reveals a two-domain enzyme, with a catalytic all-helical N-terminal domain, and a C-terminal domain similar in its jelly-roll topology to those found in pancreatic lipase and(More)
N-(7-nitro-2,1,3-benzoxadiazol-4-yl) phosphatidylserine (NBD-PS), a fluorescent phospholipid synthesized from phosphatidylserine by reaction with NBD-chloride, caused platelet shape change and aggregation when added at micromolar concentrations to suspensions of washed human platelets in the absence of added fibrinogen. Platelet aggregation by NBD-PS was(More)
The feasibility of using saponin as a permeabilization agent to study the effect of free Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]f) on prostaglandin I2 (PGI2) synthesis and mobilization of arachidonic acid from membrane phospholipids was investigated in cultured bovine pulmonary artery endothelial cells (BPAEC). Treatment of BPAEC with 20 micrograms/ml saponin caused(More)