Christina A Hopkins

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Interleukin-12 (IL-12) is a key cytokine in the development of cell-mediated immune responses. Bioactive IL-12 is a heterodimeric cytokine composed of disulphide linked p35 and p40 subunits. The aim of this study was to verify biologically activity of the products expressed from equine interleukin-12 (IL-12) p35 and p40 cDNAs and to establish whether equine(More)
The adult tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta, living in the lumen of the intestine of its normal rat host was shown to sensitize the intestine. The growth of worms in a secondary infection, given 8, 23, or 41 days after the primary infection had been removed by anthelmintic treatment, was 0.5, 3, and 25%, respectively, of that in the control worms. Thus, there(More)
In this study we report the isolation and purification of the capsular polysaccharide elaborated by Staphylococcus aureus SA1 mucoid. The capsule was isolated from bacterial extracts and culture supernatants by a series of ethanol precipitations and enzyme digestions, followed by ion-exchange chromatography. Teichoic acid contamination was eliminated by(More)
The biomass of 8-day-old worms of Hymenolepis diminuta in secondary infections, administered to rats 3-10 days after chemotherapeutically expelling a primary infection, was 70-90% less, and the worms were more posteriorly distributed, than in naive controls. The strong depressive effect on growth waned rapidly over 2-5 weeks, but even in rats not challenged(More)