Christine J. Payne

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Neuropeptide Y (NPY) has a potent orexigenic effect when administered either into the third ventricle or directly into hypothalamic nuclei, but the mechanism by which NPY increases intakes is poorly understood. The present study tested the ability of NPY to increase intake of the rat in the intraoral intake test, which focuses on the highly stereotyped(More)
We have shown previously that the Src family kinase Lyn is involved in differentiation signals emanating from activated erythropoietin (Epo) receptors. The importance of Lyn to red cell maturation has been highlighted by Lyn-/- mice developing anemia. Here we show that Lyn interacts with C-terminal Src kinase-binding protein (Cbp), an adaptor protein that(More)
The cytoplasmic RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC) contains dsRNA binding proteins, including protein kinase RNA activator (PACT), transactivation response RNA binding protein (TRBP), and Dicer, that process pre-microRNAs into mature microRNAs (miRNAs) that target specific mRNA species for regulation. There is increasing evidence for important functional(More)
The tyrosine kinase Lyn is involved in oncogenic signalling in several leukaemias and solid tumours, and we have previously identified a pathway centred on Cbp [Csk (C-terminal Src kinase)-binding protein] that mediates both enzymatic inactivation, as well as proteasomal degradation of Lyn via phosphorylation-dependent recruitment of Csk (responsible for(More)
Studies were conducted to determine the effects of dietary protein restriction on the humoral immunity (HI) and cell-mediated immunity (CMI) of chickens. New Hampshire chickens were separated into two dietary treatment groups: basal, containing 3,200 kcal/kg and 21% protein; or protein restricted (PR), containing 3,200 kcal/kg and 7% protein. In studies(More)
Solid tumors are intrinsically resistant to immune rejection. Abnormal tumor vasculature can act as a barrier for immune cell migration into tumors. We tested whether targeting IFNγ and/or TNFα into pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors can alleviate immune suppression. We found that intratumoral IFNγ causes rapid vessel loss, which does not support anti-tumor(More)
Thyroid hormone and its cognate receptor (TR) have been implicated in the production of red blood cells. Here, we show mice deficient for TRalpha have compromised fetal and adult erythropoiesis. Erythroid progenitor numbers were significantly reduced in TRalpha(-/-) fetal livers, and transit through the final stages of maturation was impeded. In addition,(More)
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