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Determination Of Pancreatic And Salivary Amylase By Enzyme Immunoassay And Their Prevalence In Hyperamylasemic Patients, Sabdra Borgens Ward Jul 1994

Determination Of Pancreatic And Salivary Amylase By Enzyme Immunoassay And Their Prevalence In Hyperamylasemic Patients, Sabdra Borgens Ward

Theses and Dissertations in Biomedical Sciences

Currently, amylase determinations are nonspecific for the organ source and are based entirely on the enzymatic properties of amylase to produce a measurable product or byproduct. The determination of pancreatic amylase is important in the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. Most commercially available tests for amylase employ the measurement of the change in NADH absorbance at 280 nm or of the p-nitrophenol released from a maltotetrose substrate. These are nonspecific measurements of pancreatic amylase and often necessitate other tests to be run such as a serum lipase.

The two predominant isoenzymes of amylase are pancreatic (p-amylase) and salivary (s-amylase); the most ...


Separate Metabolic Pathways Leading To Dna Fragmentation And Apoptotic Nuclear Chromatin Condensation, D. Sun, Shibo Jiang, Li-Mou Zheng, David M. Ojcius, John Ding-E. Young Feb 1994

Separate Metabolic Pathways Leading To Dna Fragmentation And Apoptotic Nuclear Chromatin Condensation, D. Sun, Shibo Jiang, Li-Mou Zheng, David M. Ojcius, John Ding-E. Young

Dugoni School of Dentistry Faculty Articles

Apoptosis is the predominant form of cell death observed in a variety of physiological and pathological conditions such as cancer involution, insect metamorphosis, the development of the immune and nervous systems, and embryogenesis. The typical nuclear changes taking place in apoptotic cells include extensive condensation of chromatin and internucleosomal DNA fragmentation into units of 200 base pairs. However, the mechanisms responsible for both chromatin condensation and DNA fragmentation have yet to be elucidated. In this study, micrococcal nuclease and the divalent cations, Ca2+ and Mg2+, were applied to isolated nuclei in an attempt to reconstitute in vitro the digestion of ...


Characterization And Immunogenicity Of The Heat Shock Protein, Hsp60 Of Brucella Abortus , Dennis Gor Jan 1994

Characterization And Immunogenicity Of The Heat Shock Protein, Hsp60 Of Brucella Abortus , Dennis Gor

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Brucella abortus is the causative agent of bovine brucellosis, a disease that causes spontaneous abortion in cows. The most effective form of protection against this pathogen is immunization; however, Brucella abortus strain 19 (the standard vaccine against Brucella abortus) is not completely protective. The vaccination of laboratory mice with the heat shock protein, hsp60 derived from Brucella abortus, using live attenuated recombinant Salmonella typhimurium expressing this protein (hsp60) as a delivery system, and the characterization of the immune response to Brucella abortus hsp60 over a 12 week time course following vaccination is described;Infection of BALB/c strain of laboratory ...


Morphometric Analysis Of Enteric Lesions In C3h/Hen Mice Inoculated With Serpulina Hyodysenteriae Serotypes 2 And 4 With Or Without Oral Streptomycin Pretreatment, Jagannatha V. Mysore, Gerald Duhamel Jan 1994

Morphometric Analysis Of Enteric Lesions In C3h/Hen Mice Inoculated With Serpulina Hyodysenteriae Serotypes 2 And 4 With Or Without Oral Streptomycin Pretreatment, Jagannatha V. Mysore, Gerald Duhamel

Papers in Veterinary and Biomedical Science

The segmental distribution and sequential progression and the role of the indigenous bacterial flora in the development of enteric lesions associated with Serpulina hyodysenteriae infection in laboratory mice have not been defined. We examined the distribution and sequential morphometric changes in the large intestine of mice orally inoculated with S. hyodysenteriae serotypes 2 and 4. To determine the role of colonization resistance conferred by the indigenous bacterial flora, 40 female C3H/HeN mice were administered water alone or water containing 5 mg/mL streptomycin sulfate ad libitum for seven days prior to orogastric inoculation either with S. hyodysenteriae or sterile ...