Theresa R. Richardson

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In vivo supplementation studies of the antioxidant alpha-tocopherol in human Type II diabetes have used surrogate, rather than direct, markers of oxidative damage/antioxidant protection and have used higher doses of alpha-tocopherol than used in coronary secondary prevention trials. We tested the hypothesis that oral alpha-tocopherol in a dosage regimen(More)
Mice lacking surfactant protein (SP)-A (SP-A-/-) or SP-D (SP-D-/-) and wild-type mice were infected with group B streptococcus or Haemophilus influenzae by intratracheal instillation. Although decreased killing of group B streptococcus and H. influenzae was observed in SP-A-/- mice but not in SP-D-/- mice, deficiency of either SP-A or SP-D was associated(More)
Mutation of the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) tumor suppressor protein at codon 200 (R200W) is associated with a disease known as Chuvash polycythemia. In addition to polycythemia, Chuvash patients have pulmonary hypertension and increased respiratory rates, although the pathophysiological basis of these symptoms is unclear. Here we sought to address this issue(More)
A commercially available open MRI unit is under routine use for radiation therapy simulation. The effects of a gradient distortion correction (GDC) program used to post process the images were assessed by comparison with the known geometry of a phantom. The GDC reduced the magnitude of the distortions at the periphery of the axial images from 12 mm to 2 mm(More)
To determine the role of surfactant protein C (SP-C) in host defense, SP-C-deficient (Sftpc-/-) mice were infected with the pulmonary pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa by intratracheal injection. Survival of young, postnatal day 14 Sftpc-/- mice was decreased in comparison to Sftpc+/+ mice. The sensitivity to Pseudomonas bacteria was specific to the 129S6(More)
A functional epidermal skin barrier requires the formation of a cornified envelope from terminally differentiating keratinocytes. During this process, multiple genetic and environmental signals coordinately regulate protein expression and tissue differentiation. Here we describe a critical role for hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) in the regulation of(More)
AIMS To examine the effect of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplements on the monocyte surface expression of adhesion molecules involved in proatherogenic monocyte-endothelial interactions, and on pro-inflammatory mediators in Type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS Twenty-nine subjects with Type 2 diabetes and 21 controls without diabetes were studied.(More)
PURPOSE To quantify the three-dimensional intrafractional prostate motion over typical treatment time intervals with cine-magnetic resonance imaging (cine MRI) studies. METHODS AND MATERIALS Forty-two patients with prostate cancer were scanned supine in an alpha cradle cast using cine MRI. Twenty sequential slices were acquired in the sagittal and axial(More)
Acute macular neuroretinopathy (AMNR) is a rare disorder characterised by acute onset of unilateral or bilateral visual impairment associated with reddish-brown wedge-shaped outer macular lesions. It is more frequently reported in young females and though the pathophysiology remains unclear, factors reported in association with its onset include post-viral(More)
C3H/HeJ mice develop an increase in terminal air space area detectable by postnatal d 14 that persists into adulthood compared with strain-matched controls (C3H/SnJ, C3H/OuJ). Morphometric quantification revealed a 50% increase in terminal air space area by postnatal d 14 and a 2.3-fold increase by 2 mo of age in C3H/HeJ mice. Bacteriologic cultures(More)