Victor Williams

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OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to determine the role of lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptors (LOX-1), a recently identified oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) receptor, in ischemia-reperfusion injury to the heart. BACKGROUND Reactive oxygen species (ROS) released during ischemia-reperfusion oxidize low-density lipoproteins;(More)
A recently identified lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor (LOX-1) mediates endothelial cell injury and facilitates inflammatory cell adhesion. We studied the role of LOX-1 in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. Anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to 60 min of left coronary artery (LCA) ligation, followed by 60 min of(More)
Epidemiological studies show female survival benefit in advanced metastatic melanoma. In investigating a possible mechanism for this female survival benefit, we have previously reported that the female steroid 17beta-oestradiol significantly reduces invasion of a human melanoma cell line (A375-SM cells) and ocular melanoma cells through fibronectin. Neither(More)
The prevalence of cervical and anal human papillomavirus (HPV) and risk factors associated with infections were evaluated in a cross-sectional study of 211 adult women in American Samoa. Overall, 53% of women reported ever having a Pap smear. Cervical and anal HPV was detected in 10% and 16% of women, respectively; 4% of women had concurrent cervical and(More)
This study, funded by the National Cancer Institute, assessed cancer awareness and service needs in American Samoa. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in American Samoa, yet cancer specific resources are lacking. Assistance is needed to help: 1) increase cancer outreach and community awareness; 2) increase the cancer capacity of health(More)
The distributional patterns of blood group substance H and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in 20 colorectal carcinomas from 17 patients, were investigated. Prognosis in these cases was more obviously related to histologic classification and pathologic stage than to BGS and CEA distributional patterns or preoperative plasma CEA levels. The distribution of H(More)
This paper uses Theory of Constraints (TOC) improvement questions to measure how employees' demographics in°uence their adoption of various Information Technology Equipments (ITEs) in organisations. Survey questions in the form of a Likert scale are prepared to address these possible e®ects. The number of total participants was 216 and they were from two(More)