Alexandra Hubenko Baker

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primary challenge in responding to both natural and man-made disasters is communication. This has been highlighted by recent disasters such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina [2, 5, 6]. A problem frequently cited by responders is the lack of radio interoperability. Responding organizations must work in concert to form a cohesive plan of(More)
Dysregulation of matrix degrading metalloproteinase enzymes (MMPs) leads to increased extracellular matrix turnover, a key event in the local invasion and metastasis of many tumours. The tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) limit the activity of MMPs, which suggests their use in gene therapy. We have previously shown that overexpression of(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated serum immunoglobulin (Ig) E is a diagnostic marker of immediate-type allergic reactions. We hypothesize that serum IgE does not necessarily reflect total body IgE because in vivo IgE can be bound to cell surface receptors such as FcepsilonRI and FcepsilonRII (CD23). The aim of this study was to analyze the relationships between levels of(More)
Soluble IgE receptors are potential in vivo modulators of IgE-mediated immune responses and are thus important for our basic understanding of allergic responses. We here characterize a novel soluble version of the IgE-binding alpha-chain of Fc-epsilon-RI (sFcεRI), the high affinity receptor for IgE. sFcεRI immunoprecipitates as a protein of ∼40 kDa and(More)
of the feet and(body should he avoided, an(l some patients are helped by a woollen abdominal binder. WVarm baths are useful in relieving spasm. Of drugs, those of the atropine group are of great service, tincture of belladonna or hyoscyamus being commonly employed. One must findl the optimum dose for each case, as individual susceptibility is variable. It(More)
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