Barbara J Zeligs

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BACKGROUND Non-IgE mechanisms may also be involved food allergy (FA). Our group has been studying the immunopathogenesis clinical entities in children with gastro-intestinal symptoms and in whom biopsies of the terminal ileum show lymphoid tissue masses referred to as ileal lymphonodular hyperplasia. Our more recent studies have demonstrated Th1/Th2(More)
The routine availability of nucleated human cells for experimental use in limited in the absence of venipuncture. In this paper we have demonstrated that macrophages may be harvested routinely from the waste dialysis bags of patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. These cells were identified as macrophages by morphology, adherence,(More)
We developed a new experimental model of accelerated diabetes mellitus in the genetically susceptible diabetes-prone BB rat with the administration of the IFN-alpha inducer poly I:C. With this model, there was both an increased incidence and accelerated onset of insulin-dependent-diabetes in poly I:C-treated animals compared with saline-treated controls.(More)
Although the administration of a fixed dose of the alpha-interferon (alpha-IFN) inducer, polyinosinic polycytidilic acid (poly I:C), accelerates the development of diabetes in DP-BB rats, no reports have characterized the dose-response relationship of poly I:C with serum alpha-IFN levels and the development of diabetes. This study examines the dose-response(More)
Chemotactic response and responsiveness, that is, the ability to respond to various concentrations of the chemoattractant zymosan-activated serum was measured for cord and adult blood neutrophils. Chemotactic response of neutrophils from adult blood was two to seven times greater than that of neutrophils from cord blood. In addition, neutrophils from cord(More)
Chemotactic responses of alveolar macrophages from 1-, 7-, and 28-day-old rabbits to various concentrations of endotoxin-activated serum and n-formyl-methionyl-phenylalanine were tested utilizing both blind well and agarose plate assay systems. A dramatic increase in both the chemotactic response and responsiveness to various concentrations of(More)
Rabbit alveolar macrophages (AM's) were collected by tracheobronchial lavege at sequential times during animal development. The total number of cells recovered by this technique was found to increase markedly shortly before birth (Fig. 4). This apparent influx of macrophages into the alveoli continued during the first postnatal week, and, at a reduced rate,(More)