Allistair A Abraham

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The chemokine receptors CCR5 and CXCR4 have been identified as essential coreceptors for entry of HIV-1 strains into susceptible cells. Direct infection of renal parenchymal cells has been implicated in the pathogenesis of HIV-associated renal disease, although data are conflicting. The localization of CCR5 and CXCR4 in kidneys with HIV-associated renal(More)
A case of glomerulocystic kidney disease (GCK) in an adult is reported. The patient described here had no other congenital malformations, and there was no family history of renal disease. The histopathologic findings support the glomerular origin of GCK. This case illustrated that GCK may be associated with stable renal function for many years. In view of(More)
We compared the effects of long-term treatment with the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor perindopril and triple therapy (hydrochlorothiazide, reserpine, and hydralazine) on the metabolic and renal features in the SHR/N-corpulent (cp) rat, a genetic model of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Obese male SHR/N-cp rats (4 to 6(More)
Thirty patients with bitemporal lobe epilepsy, 14 patients with right temporal lobe epilepsy, 14 patients with left temporal lobe epilepsy, 14 patients who had right temporal lobectomy, 10 patients who had left temporal lobectomy and 12 patients who had lobectomy involving frontal or fronto-parietal regions were tested for their ability to match smells. A(More)
Focal glomerulosclerosis (FGS) has been considered as HIV-associated nephropathy, a specific renal complication of infection. To determine whether renal disease in HIV infected patients has one highly prevalent pathologic expression, and whether renal parenchymal viral genomic incorporation affects pathologic outcome, we reviewed renal biopsies performed at(More)
Fifty-two children with symptomatic sickle cell disease sickle cell disease (SCD) (N = 43) or transfusion-dependent thalassemia (N = 9) received matched sibling donor marrow (46), marrow and cord product (5), or cord blood (1) allografts following reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) with alemtuzumab, fludarabine, and melphalan between March 2003 and May(More)
In each of two experiments, sheep and lambs were vaccinated by a subcutaneous injection of a test vaccine (consisting of a combined serotype 1/2a and serotype 4b live Listeria monocytogenes culture) and challenged 16 days later with a mixture of the homologous wild strains. After challenge, the mortality rate of vaccinated sheep was 28.1% and that of(More)
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis associated with human immunodeficiency virus nephropathy (HIVFGS) involves glomeruli, tubules, and interstitium. Its pathogenesis is unknown, but HIV peptides may be critical in its development. Human immunodeficiency virus peptides and peptide-antibody complexes are immunomodulatory, and are associated with apoptosis in(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 infection may be complicated by progressive renal glomerular disease, including focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and proliferative glomerulonephritis. We examined renal tissue from 71 patients, including biopsies and autopsies from patients in the presence and absence of HIV-1 infection. We assessed the extent(More)