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The androgen aromatization hypothesis was examined in the male lizard, Anolis carolinensis. After castration, sc silastic implants of testosterone (T) restored both challenge and courtship behavior, while dihydrotestosterone (DHT) or 17beta-estradiol (E) had no effect on male behaviors. Both T and DHT, but not E, stimulated hypertrophy and colloid(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the effect of the addition of follicular fluid (FF) collected from preovulatory follicles with that of oestrous mare serum (EMS) (acting as the control) to TCM-199 medium on the in-vitro maturation, fertilization and development of equine cumulus-enclosed oocytes. Oocytes (<30 mm in diameter) were obtained from the(More)
Conventional IVF as well as several assisted microfertilization techniques have shown limited success in the horse. After recent positive results achieved with intracytoplasmic injection of a single spermatozoon (ICSI) in human IVF, we chose to try the method in the horse. We compared conventional IVF to ICSI by fertilization rates of oocytes with compact(More)
The restriction endonuclease EcoRI has been used to study the inheritance of strain difference in endogenous mouse mammary tumor virus DNA sequences. This enzyme, which cleaves at only one site within the nondefective viral genome, generates DNA fragments containing mouse mammary tumor virus sequences which vary in size according to the locations of EcoRI(More)
Sternal or mediastinal infection after heart operations occurs infrequently but carries a high cost in money, morbidity, and mortality. At our hospital, Staphylococcus nonaureus causes most of these infections and is uniformly sensitive to vancomycin. In a prospective study of 416 patients having cardiac operations, randomized by hospital record number,(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are zinc-dependent enzymes involved in the remodelling of connective tissues during the development and wound healing. Moreover, two MMPs, Gelatinase A (MMP-2) and Gelatinase B (MMP-9), are also present in body fluids such as blood and urine and, therefore, they can be in contact with implanted biomaterials and can be(More)
No oocytes were obtained at ovum retrieval in a 33-year-old patient with secondary tubal infertility, whereas in a previous cycle nine oocytes were obtained under the same ovarian stimulation protocol as used in the studied cycle. Oocyte retrieval failed in spite of the correct administration of human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) as demonstrated by serum(More)
All inbred strains of mice transmit one or more copies of mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) DNA integrated as proviral sequences. This complicates efforts to define viral-induced mammary carcinogenesis. Here we report the use of surgical nonlethal splenectomy in tissue typing mice and the development of an MMTV-negative mouse strain. The MMTV-negative strain(More)