Bret D. Perry

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Mental health professionals are becoming increasingly aware of how violence--be it in the home, media, street, school, genocide, or war--can leave an indelible signature on the human psyche and on brain function and structure. They have challenging roles to play in preventing malignant memories and subduing their pernicious effects as well as examining the(More)
There is a critical need for safer and more convenient treatments for organ transplant rejection and autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. Janus tyrosine kinases (JAK1, JAK3) are expressed in lymphoid cells and are involved in the signaling of multiple cytokines important for various T cell functions. Blockade of the JAK1/JAK3-STAT pathway with(More)
JAK-3 has been shown to play a key role in cytokine signaling via gammac, e.g. IL-2, 4, 7, 9, 15, 21. The current study describes the immunosuppressive effects of CP-690550, a novel, small molecule inhibitor of JAK-3, in various murine models. In vitro, CP-690550 effectively inhibited a murine mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR) (IC50= 91 nm). Mice chronically(More)
Dysregulation of serotonergic function has been associated with aggression in several studies involving children, adolescents, and adults. This study investigated the relationship of platelet serotonergic measures to conduct disorder type, severity of aggression, and social skills impairment. Standardized assessments of diagnosis, aggression, impulsivity,(More)
OBJECTIVE The CCR2 receptor plays a crucial role in monocyte recruitment and has been implicated as a contributing factor to atherosclerosis. CCR2 receptor deletion leads to significant inhibition of lesion development. Our objective was to determine if CCR2 receptor blockade with a small molecule would have a beneficial effect of decreasing established(More)
Chromaffin cells have H1 histamine receptors. Histamine, acting at these receptors, increases the metabolism of inositol-containing phospholipids and stimulates catecholamine secretion from chromaffin cells. We have investigated the effects of histamine and other agents on the accumulation of inositol monophosphate (InsP1) and catecholamine secretion in(More)
Immortalized hybrid cells were generated by somatic cell fusion of 18-d-old embryonic corpus striatum of the mouse strain C57BL/6J with the N18TG2 neuroblastoma. One of the cell populations obtained was treated with a combination of 1 mM n-butyric acid and 10 microM SKF 38393 (a specific D1 agonist), and a surviving cell population (E1X) was subcloned.(More)
BACKGROUND Allograft rejection is a cellular immunological/inflammatory response that is, in part, directed by potent proinflammatory mediators. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that leukotriene B4 (LTB4) may have a role in graft rejection and that LTB4 receptor antagonists may be clinically useful in the treatment of allograft rejection. (More)