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  • D. P. Braun, H. Kessler, +4 authors A. Landay
  • 1988
Various aspects of monocyte-associated function were evaluated in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells of male homosexuals who were infected with the human immunodeficiency disease virus (HIV). The functional assessments included indomethacin-sensitive regulation of blastogenesis and lymphokine-activated killer (LAK)-cell induction, chemiluminescent(More)
A workshop was held 18 to 19 March 1991 at the National Institutes of Health to address critical issues in research concerning the chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Case definition, confounding diagnoses, and medical outcome assessment by laboratory and other means were considered from the perspectives of key medical specialties involved in CFS research. It(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the safety and efficacy of recombinant soluble human interleukin-1 receptor type I (rHuIL-1RI) administered subcutaneously in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Twenty-three patients with active RA (>5 swollen joints) were enrolled into a randomized, double-blind, 2-center study. Patients received subcutaneous(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) infection disrupts the intestinal immune system, leading to microbial translocation and systemic immune activation. We investigated the impact of HIV-1 infection on the intestinal microbiome and its association with mucosal T-cell and dendritic cell (DC) frequency and activation, as well as with levels of systemic(More)
Growth of the chemically induced, transplantable rat brain tumor gliosarcoma 9L (GS-9L) is under immunogenetic control. Both susceptible and resistant rats produce an immune response to the tumor, but the response is qualitatively different in the two groups. The intraperitoneal administration of gliosarcoma-9L cells in resistant KGH rats causes the(More)
HIV-1-associated disruption of intestinal homeostasis is a major factor contributing to chronic immune activation and inflammation. Dendritic cells (DCs) are crucial in maintaining intestinal homeostasis, but the impact of HIV-1 infection on intestinal DC number and function has not been extensively studied. We compared the frequency and(More)
Background: Many HIV databases and applications focus on a limited domain of HIV knowledge. Since even a ''simple'' organism like HIV represents a very complex system with many interacting elements, the fractured structure of existing databases and applications likely limits our ability to investigate and understand HIV. To facilitate research, therefore,(More)
In patients with inflammatory synovitis, the proliferative response by lymphocytes from synovial fluid to soluble mycobacterial antigens is enhanced relative to those from peripheral blood. Earlier studies suggested that gamma/delta T cell receptor positive (TCR+) T lymphocytes may significantly contribute to the mycobacterial-specific synovial fluid(More)