Adrian C Bateman

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IgG4-related disease is a newly recognized fibro-inflammatory condition characterized by several features: a tendency to form tumefactive lesions in multiple sites; a characteristic histopathological appearance; and-often but not always-elevated serum IgG4 concentrations. An international symposium on IgG4-related disease was held in Boston, MA, on 4-7(More)
Mucosal changes in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are characterized by ulcerative lesions accompanied by prominent cellular infiltrates in the bowel wall. Chemokines are chemotactic cytokines that are able to promote leukocyte migration to areas of inflammation and are also able to initiate cell activation events. They have recently been implicated in the(More)
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the promoter regions of cytokine genes are associated with differential levels of cytokine expression. We hypothesized that these SNPs might influence breast tumour development and progression by affecting the efficiency of the antitumour immune response and/or pathways of angiogenesis. A total of 144 female breast(More)
UNLABELLED Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) describes an increasingly prevalent spectrum of liver disorders associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome. It is uncertain why steatosis occurs in some individuals, whereas nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) occurs in others. We have generated a novel mouse model to test our hypothesis: that maternal(More)
Pancreatic stellate cells mediate fibrosis in chronic pancreatitis. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs)-1 and -2 are crucial modulators of fibrosis. Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) is a key regulator of extracellular matrix production and myofibroblast proliferation. We have examined MMP and TIMP(More)
Cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) is a potentially fatal malignancy in which exposure to UV light is the most important risk factor. Several lines of evidence suggest that CMM patients develop an immune response to their tumours, although, in most cases, anti-tumour immune responses are insufficient to abrogate tumour development. Polymorphism in genes(More)
BAG-1 is a multifunctional protein that interacts with a wide range of cellular targets including heat-shock proteins and some nuclear hormone receptors. BAG-1 exists as three major isoforms, BAG-1L, BAG-1M and BAG-1S. BAG-1L contains a nuclear localization signal, which is not present in the other isoforms, and is predominantly localized in the cell(More)
BACKGROUND Both gemcitabine and docetaxel have been associated with pulmonary toxicity when used as single agents. We report a study in which three of five cases developed pulmonary toxicity (which proved fatal in one case) when these drugs were used in combination to treat metastatic transitional cell cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three patients developed(More)
BACKGROUND Leukotrienes derived from the 5-lipoxygenase pathway are proinflammatory lipid mediators that possibly play a role in inflammatory bowel diseases. The expression of 5-lipoxygenase pathway proteins has not previously been examined in colonic mucosa in inflammatory bowel disease. RESULTS Quantitative immunohistochemical analyses showed that,(More)
BAG-1 is a multifunctional protein that interacts with a wide range of target molecules to regulate apoptosis, proliferation, transcription, metastasis and motility. Interaction with chaperone molecules may mediate many of the effects of BAG-1. The pathways regulated by BAG-1 play key roles in the development and progression of cancer and determining(More)