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In mice depleted of glutathione (GSH) by pretreatment with an inhibitor of GSH synthesis, buthionine sulfoximine (BSO; 1 hr before styrene, 2 mmol/kg or higher doses, ip), styrene (0.96-5.76 mmol/kg, po) produced hepatotoxicity characterized by an increase in serum alanine transaminase activity and cetrilobular necrosis of hepatocytes. Treatment with(More)
1 In guinea-pig ileal longitudinal muscle, muscarinic partial agonists, 4-(N-[3-chlorophenyl]-carbomoyloxy)-2-butynyl-trimethylammonium (McN-A343) and pilocarpine, each produced parallel increases in tension and cytosolic Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]c) with a higher EC(50) than that of the full agonist carbachol. The maximum response of [Ca(2+)]c or(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) remains the leading cause of late mortality in heart transplant recipients. Activated T lymphocytes and macrophages infiltrate the donor heart before vascular intimal thickening develops, but the specific mediators of mononuclear cell recruitment leading to CAV are unknown. Therefore, we sought to define the(More)
We applied the scaffold-free culture method to chondrocytes and attempted to reconstitute articular cartilage grafts. Primary rat costal chondrocytes were immobilized into hollow fibers by centrifugation at a density of 3 x 10(8) cells/cm(3) to induce the formation of cylindrical-shaped multicellular aggregates (organoids) and cultured for one month. The(More)
UNLABELLED Chronic rejection, or cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), remains the leading cause of late death in heart transplant recipients. The precise role and contributions of T lymphocyte subsets to CAV development remains unknown. METHODS Donor hearts from B6.C-H2bm12 mice were transplanted into T lymphocyte subset knockout recipients and T(More)
Chronic rejection remains the major obstacle to long term survival in heart transplant recipients. The cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie chronic rejection are not known, and their discovery can form the basis of clinical intervention. Several investigators have suggested that the development of chronic rejection in solid organ transplants is(More)
The effects of chitin and its derivatives on the proliferation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and on the production of cytokines were examined in vitro. Chitin and its derivatives had no effect on the proliferation of cultured HUVECs. N-Sulfonated 70% deacetylated chitin (S-DAC70) stimulated the production of interleukin (IL)-1beta,(More)