Adam J. Mather

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Sera were obtained prior to conception and during the first trimester of subsequent pregnancies from 22 women over 27 pregnancies; on 15 occasions these pregnancies ended in spontaneous abortion, whereas the remaining 12 achieved live normal babies. In only one pregnancy ending in abortion could antibodies directed to paternal B-lymphocytes determined by(More)
In the search for new toxins, preferably with new sites of action, the polyamine amides represent a new class of compounds with potential as insecticides and as pharmaceutical agents due to their antagonism of ligand-gated cation channels. In particular, they are potent antagonists of the L-glutamate receptors of insect skeletal muscle. In this paper, we(More)
We have previously shown that the presence in pretransplant recipient sera of Fc receptor blocking antibodies detected by the EA inhibition assay is correlated with improved allograft survival. Twenty-four such sera were assessed for the presence of autoantibodies by the EA inhibition and lymphocytotoxicity assays. No autolymphocytotoxic antibodies were(More)
Heterologous sera raised to human trophoblast (TLX antisera) have been shown to recognize peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL); in unrelated studies noncytotoxic Fc receptors blocking B lymphocyte antibodies have been found in the sera of women during normal pregnancies. This study aimed to determine whether (a) there was any relation between Fc receptor(More)
In composite manufacturing the knowledge and control of reinforcement orientation distributions is of central importance. The use of vision and image analysis techniques can greatly aid the production of composites by providing real time data regarding fiber orientation and distribution throughout a part. This acquisition of fiber orientation and position(More)
Non-cytotoxic and cytotoxic antibodies were sought after donor-specific transfusion (DST) in 12 potential renal transplant recipients given concomitant cyclosporin therapy and 13 given DST alone. Non-cytotoxic antibodies, which have been shown to develop after third-party transfusion and to be associated with successful transplantation, developed after DST(More)
Non-cytotoxic sera obtained from post-partum primiparous and multiparous women were examined by a rosette inhibition technique for the presence of antibodies mediating blockade of human B lymphocyte Fc receptors. Selective activity was demonstrated against a panel of normal human B lymphocytes and lymphocytes from patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia(More)
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