Charlene Smith

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BACKGROUND Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an atopic disease characterized by eosinophilic inflammation in which dietary antigens (in particular, milk) play a major role. EoE is most likely a mixed IgE and non-IgE food-mediated reaction in which overexpression of Th2 cytokines, particularly IL-13, play a major role; however, the cells responsible for(More)
1. Arrhenius plots of State IV respiratory activity of liver mitochondria from both rainbow trout and rat were linear over the temperature range 5-35 degrees C. 2. Calcium uptake was monitored by stimulation of oxygen consumption and by calcium electrode recording, with quite comparable results. Rainbow trout gave the usual linear Arrhenius plot but this(More)
Various pests, such as those in the order Lepidoptera, frequently feed on young maize (Zea mays) plants and pose a significant threat to plant development and survival. To manage this problem, maize generates a wide variety of responses to attack by pests, from activation of wound-response pathways to the release of volatile compounds. Mp708, an inbred line(More)
EPA guidelines provide a choice in evaluating humoral immune system function in rats and mice immunized with sheep red blood cells (sRBC): an antibody-forming cell (AFC) assay or a sRBC-specific serum IgM enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Four different laboratories used both methods to detect suppression of the antibody response by(More)