Christopher R Bebbington

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Two src family kinases, lck and fyn, participate in the activation of T lymphocytes. Both of these protein tyrosine kinases are thought to function via their interaction with cell surface receptors. Thus, lck is associated with CD4, CD8, and Thy-1, whereas fyn is associated with the T cell antigen receptor and Thy-1. In this study, the intracellular(More)
Single chain Fv chimeric receptors, or T-bodies, are described with intracellular sequences comprising the costimulatory signaling domain of CD28 in series with the zeta-chain from the TCR complex. Using an engineered human single chain Fv derived from P67, an mAb with specificity for human CD33, and a spacer comprising an Ab hinge region with either(More)
The purpose of our study was to investigate microglia and astrocytes that are associated with human mutant amyloid precursor protein and amyloid beta (Abeta). We investigated whether the anti-granulocyte-macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) antibody can suppress microglial activity and decrease Abeta production in Alzheimer's disease transgenic(More)
Eph receptor tyrosine kinases are critical for cell-cell communication during normal and oncogenic tissue patterning and tumor growth. Somatic mutation profiles of several cancer genomes suggest EphA3 as a tumor suppressor, but its oncogenic expression pattern and role in tumorigenesis remain largely undefined. Here, we report unexpected EphA3(More)
The objective of our study was to determine granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) activity in the brain following GM-CSF induction. We injected recombinant mouse GM-CSF into the brains of 8-month-old C57BL6 mice via intracerebroventricular injections and studied the activities of microglia, astrocytes, and neurons. We also sought to(More)
Traditional chemotherapeutic drugs are often restricted by severe side effects and lack of tumor specificity. Peptide prodrugs cleavable by peptidases present in the tumor environment have been explored to improve the therapeutic index of cytotoxic drugs. One such prodrug of doxorubicin (Dox), CPI-0004Na(More)
The type III secretion system (TTSS) of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, associated with acute infection, facilitates the direct injection of cytotoxins into the host cell cytoplasm. Mab166, a murine monoclonal antibody against PcrV, a protein located at the tip of the injectisome, has demonstrated efficacy against P. aeruginosa infection, resulting in reduced lung(More)
Vectors expressing adenovirus 5 E1A or a domain 2 mutant E1A were introduced into CHO-K1 cells in order to transactivate the hCMV-MIE promoter in transient and stable transfections. Expression from the hCMV promoter was efficiently activated by both wild-type and mutant E1A in contrast to other viral promoters such as the SV40 early promoter which are(More)
Granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) promotes infarct expansion and inappropriate collagen synthesis in a myocardial infarction (MI). This study was designed to determine if treatment with anti-GM-CSF will inhibit macrophage migration, preserve function, and limit left ventricular (LV) remodeling in the rat coronary artery ligation(More)
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