Ali Mallakin

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The identification of factors involved in herpes virus latency and reactivation is critical to a better understanding of the mechanisms essential to viral neuroinvasiveness and neurovirulence. Recurrent episodes of ocular herpes infections cause irreversible corneal scarring and are the primary cause of loss of vision due to an infectious agent in(More)
Acute lung injury (ALI), a severe respiratory syndrome, develops in response to numerous insults and responds poorly to therapeutic intervention. Recently, cDNA microarray analyses were performed that indicated several pathogenic responses during nickel-induced ALI, including marked macrophage activation. Macrophage activation is mediated, in part, via the(More)
Previous studies have shown that mice deficient in the tyrosine kinase domain (TK-/-) of the receptor Mst1r have an increased susceptibility to nickel (Ni)-induced acute lung injury (ALI). Mst1r TK-/- mice have decreased survival times, alterations in cytokine and nitric oxide regulation, and an earlier onset of pulmonary pathology compared with control(More)
A previous study identified a 348-bp region at the 5' end of the 8.5-kb latency-associated transcript (LAT) of HSV-1 strain 17Syn+ that is necessary for maximum adrenergically induced reactivation following transcorneal iontophoresis of epinephrine (D.C. Bloom et al., 1996, J. Virol. 70, 2449-2459). In that study, the construct with complete deletion of the(More)
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