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The adherence of Bordetella pertussis to human respiratory cilia is critical to the pathogenesis of whooping cough. To explore the development of agents that could interrupt adherence, the structure of the receptor on the ciliary surface was investigated. Using an in vitro adherence assay to human ciliated epithelial cells, galactose, lactose, and complex(More)
The calcium-channel inhibitor nifedipine and several anticonvulsant drugs were evaluated for effects on seizures induced by intracerebroventricular injection of 0.14 microgram of kainic acid. These seizures were markedly exacerbated by valproic acid and moderately inhibited by diazepam. Nifedipine decreased the duration of each individual seizure episode,(More)
Immune responses which give rise to the synthesis of antibodies of restricted heterogeneity can be reproducibly induced in rabbits and mice by streptococcal polysaccharide antigens (1,2). While these reports have demonstrated clonotype restriction in the immune serum of rabbits and mice, they give little information with respect to the clontype restriction(More)
GDEE, a specific but low-potency antagonist of the quisqualate or 'Type 2' excitatory amino acid receptor, blocks seizures induced by homocysteine and quisqualic acid. Deaminated analogues of GDEE were examined for anticonvulsant activity in mice, for the purpose of determining the structural properties of GDEE required for anticonvulsant activity. The(More)
Immunological reactions after intracerebroventricular syn-, allo- and xenogenic transplantation of adrenal medulla were investigated histologically. In xenografts only, T cell infiltration and graft rejection were observed. Syngrafts and allografts were not rejected and were not infiltrated by T cells, although expression of MHC class II antigen was(More)
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