Neovascularization is crucial to lung development and is mediated through a variety of angiogenic and anti-angiogenic factors. Herein, we show that excess Endothelial Monocyte Activating Polypeptide (EMAP) II, an anti-angiogenic protein, not only inhibits fetal lung neovascularization, but also significantly alters airway epithelial morphogenesis. In a… (More)
Preformed and induced Ab responses present a major immunological barrier to the use of pig organs for human xenotransplantation. We generated IgM and IgG gene libraries established from lymphocytes of patients treated with a bioartificial liver (BAL) containing pig hepatocytes and used these libraries to identify IgVH genes that encode human Ab responses to… (More)
Late gadolinium enhanced (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has proven to be the gold standard for viability assessment. LGE CMR is also useful for identifying the nature of cardiac masses or lesions. We report a case of a rare primary cystic tumor of the atrioventricular node, in which CMR proved to be valuable.