Chris J. Lees

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We have developed a mouse system by which to track the migration and homing of cells in a setting of bone marrow transplantation (BMT)-induced graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after systemic infusion using enhanced green fluorescence protein (eGFP) transgenic (Tg) cells and a simple application of a fluorescence stereomicroscope outfitted with a color(More)
  • J R Kaplan, H Chen, +6 authors T B Clarkson
  • 2010
BACKGROUND Psychological stress may impair premenopausal ovarian function and contribute to risk for chronic disease. Soy isoflavones may also influence ovarian function and affect health. Here, we report the effects of a psychological stressor (subordinate social status) and dietary soy on reproductive function and related health indices in female monkeys.(More)
Delayed lymphocyte infusions (DLIs) are used to treat relapse occurring post bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and to increase the donor chimerism in recipients receiving nonmyeloablative conditioning. As compared with donor lymphocytes given early post-BMT, DLIs are associated with a reduced risk of graft-vs-host disease (GVHD). The mechanism(s)(More)
Spontaneous reversion of disease-causing mutations has been observed in some genetic disorders. In our clinical observations of severe generalized recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), a currently incurable blistering genodermatosis caused by loss-of-function mutations in COL7A1 that results in a deficit of type VII collagen (C7), we have(More)
The promotion of alloengraftment in the absence of global immune suppression and multiorgan toxicity is a major goal of transplantation. It is demonstrated that the infusion of a single modest bone marrow dosage in 200 cGy-irradiated recipients treated with anti-CD154 (anti-CD40L) monoclonal antibody (mAb) resulted in chimerism levels of 48%. Reducing(More)
The skin biopsy was cut into 2 × 2 mm pieces. The dermis was peeled off and trapped under a sterile cover slip. Human fibroblast media consisted of DMEM (Invitrogen, Carlsbad, CA), 10% fetal bovine serum (Invitrogen), and 1% penicillin/streptomycin (Invitrogen). Medium was changed every 2 days until the culture became 90% confluent, at which point it was(More)
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