Damon S. Cooney

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Recently, we and others have demonstrated that negative signaling in B cells selectively induces the tyrosine phosphorylation of a novel inositol polyphosphate phosphatase, p145SHIP. In this study, we present data indicating that p145SHIP binds directly a phosphorylated motif, immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibition motif (ITIM), present in the cytoplasmic(More)
Anti-CD20 antibodies may reduce or eliminate non-Hodgkin's lymphoma B cells in patients, although the mechanism of action is not clear. To explore mechanism(s), we examined the induction of signal transduction events using anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies (mAb) in the human non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Ramos B cell line. We found that while Rituximab (a(More)
BACKGROUND Penile transplantation may provide improved outcomes compared with autogenous phalloplastic reconstruction. The optimal approach to vascularizing penile allografts is unknown. In penile replantation, typically only the dorsal arteries are repaired, but using the cavernosal and external pudendal arteries may improve erectile function and shaft(More)
We examined activation of the serine/threonine kinase Akt in the murine B cell line A20. Akt is activated in a phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PtdIns 3-kinase)-dependent manner upon stimulation of the antigen receptor, surface immunoglobulin (sIg). In contrast, Akt induction is reduced upon co-clustering of sIg with the B cell IgG receptor, FcgammaRIIb.(More)
OBJECTIVE To minimize maintenance immunosuppression in upper-extremity transplantation to favor the risk-benefit balance of this procedure. BACKGROUND Despite favorable outcomes, broad clinical application of reconstructive transplantation is limited by the risks and side effects of multidrug immunosuppression. We present our experience with(More)
Reconstructive transplantation such as extremity and face transplantation is a viable treatment option for select patients with devastating tissue loss. Sensorimotor recovery is a critical determinant of overall success of such transplants. Although motor function recovery has been extensively studied, mechanisms of sensory re-innervation are not well(More)
BACKGROUND Diastolic dysfunction occurs in patients with chronic renal failure. Moreover, serum from uremic patients contains one or more inhibitors of the plasmalemmal Na,K-ATPase (sodium pump). We hypothesized that a circulating substance present in uremic sera contributes to both sodium pump inhibition and diastolic dysfunction. METHODS Serum samples(More)
Recent experiments indicate an important role for Src family and Syk protein tyrosine kinases and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase in the signal transduction process initiated by mouse receptors for IgG and leading to phagocytosis. Considerably less is known regarding signal transduction by the human-restricted IgG receptor, FcgammaRIIa. Furthermore, the(More)
OBJECTIVE Knowledge of anatomic landmarks for the first dorsal compartment can assist clinicians with management of de Quervain's disease. The radial styloid, the scaphoid tubercle, and Lister's tubercle can be used as superficial landmarks for the first dorsal compartment. METHODS Thirty-two cadaveric wrists were dissected, and measurements were taken(More)
We report a case of targeted muscle reinnervation of a muscle free flap for improved prosthetic control in a patient who had an amputation of the left upper extremity at the level of the shoulder after a severe electrical burn. The reinnervated muscle free flap receives signals from the brachial plexus, and these signals are amplified to provide an(More)