Tarah Marks

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The effects of a variety of oxazolidinones, with different antibacterial potencies, including linezolid, on mitochondrial protein synthesis were determined in intact mitochondria isolated from rat heart and liver and rabbit heart and bone marrow. The results demonstrate that a general feature of the oxazolidinone class of antibiotics is the inhibition of(More)
Using mercury gauges, we measured strains in vivo in the four major ligaments of the canine knee joint as the tibia was loaded in valgus or varus at fixed angles of knee flexion. Free axial rotation of the tibia on the femur was allowed. Forces up to 78.4 N were applied to the tibia, producing moments of approximately 9 N-m. We found that with valgus(More)
Pregnant outbred albino mice were given formaldehyde or Sonacide (potentiated acid glutaraldehyde) by gavage on days 6--15 of gestation. The mice were killed on day 18, the general health and reproductive status of the dam evaluated, and the fetuses examined and processed in order to characterize external, visceral, and skeletal malformations. Although(More)
Ten years ago, after 3 y of investigations, attempts to determine the cause(s) of reproductive and developmental problems at a dog kennel in Allegan County, MI were suspended. This kennel had lost more than 120 litters of Shetland Sheepdogs (Shelties) over the preceding 12 y; many of the puppies that died were deformed as were several that survived. Similar(More)
Pregnant outbred albino (CD-1) mice received (gavage, three times a day in cottonseed oil) a xylene mixture (60.2% m-xylene, 9.1% o-xylene, 13.6% p-xylene, and 17.0% ethyl benzene) on d 6-15 of gestation (d 1 being the day vaginal plugs were observed). The mice were killed on d 18, the general and reproductive health of the dams evaluated, and the fetuses(More)
The Madison 109 (M109) tumor was discovered in 1964 in the lung of a BALB/c mouse. This experimental carcinoma is maintained in vivo by sc passage in the right axillary region. When implanted im (5 X 10(5) cells) into the right hind leg of BALB/c mice for testing, the primary progresses with metastases to the lung, spleen, and liver. The metastases to the(More)
Technical grade dinitrotoluene (DNT) was administered by gavage (po) to timed-pregnant Fischer 344 rats on Gestational Days (gd) 7 through 20. Mortality rates for the DNT (14, 35, 37.5, 75, 100, or 150 mg/kg/day) groups were 4.5, 7.7, 0.0, 0.0, 4.3, and 46.2% of treated females, respectively. No deaths occurred in the positive control (hydroxyurea, 200(More)
The majority of studies of frontal bone morphology in paleoanthropology have analyzed the frontal squama and the browridge as a single unit, mixing information from different functional elements. Taking into account that the bulging of the frontal bone is often described as a species-specific trait of Homo sapiens, in this article we analyze variation in(More)
Timed-pregnant Fischer 344 rats were dosed by gavage with aniline hydrochloride (10, 30, or 100 mg/kg/day), a positive control agent (hydroxyurea, 200 mg/kg/day), or vehicle (distilled water) on gestational days (gd) 7 through 20 or gd 7 through parturition. At termination on gd 20 confirmed-pregnant dams exhibited characteristic signs of aniline HCl(More)