Amos Z Orlofsky

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Colony stimulating factor-1 (CSF-1) is a glycoprotein growth factor required for the proliferation and differentiation of mononuclear phagocytic cells (reviewed in ref. 1). A 10,000-fold elevation of mouse uterine CSF-1 during pregnancy, suggested by studies of the bone marrow colony stimulating activity of uterine extracts, was recently demonstrated by(More)
The regulation of cell death in activated naive T cells is not well understood. We examined the expression of A1, an antiapoptotic member of the Bcl-2 family, following activation of naive mouse splenocytes. A1 gene expression was strongly but transiently induced during the first day of activation, with a peak at 2 to 6 hours, whereas Bcl-2 mRNA was(More)
Regenerative therapeutic strategies for joint diseases usually employ either enriched concentrates of bone marrow-derived stem cells, chondrogenic preparations such as platelet-rich plasma, or irritant solutions such as hyperosmotic dextrose. In this case series, we describe our experience with a simple, cost-effective regenerative treatment using direct(More)
Septic syndrome is a consequence of innate immune failure. Recent studies showed that the CC chemokine CCL6 enhanced antimicrobial immunity during experimental sepsis through an unknown mechanism. The present study demonstrates that transgenic CCL6 expression abolishes mortality in a septic peritonitis model via the modulation of resident peritoneal cell(More)
The role of apoptosis in regulating the course of intracellular microbial infection is not well understood. We studied the relationship between apoptotic regulation and bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) treatment in murine peritoneal exudate macrophages (PEM) and the J774 macrophage cell line. In both PEM and J774 cells, mRNA expression of the anti-apoptotic(More)
The apicomplexan parasite Toxoplasma gondii expands during acute infection via a cycle of invasion, intracellular replication, and lytic egress. Physiological regulation has not yet been demonstrated for either invasion or egress. We now report that, in contrast to cell culture systems, in which egress occurs only after five or more parasite divisions (2-3(More)
Background: Acetabular labral tear is a debilitating condition for which there are few effective non-surgical treatment options. A number of studies in humans and in animal models suggest that the labrum may have a capacity for spontaneous healing, and that therapies that seek to exploit and facilitate this process may be beneficial. Regenerative injection(More)
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