Daniel O. Adams

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Over the past decade, numerous links between the mind, the immune system, and the nervous system have been clearly elucidated in regard to the lymphoid elements of the immune system. Recently, attention has been given to the suggestion that such links exist to mononuclear phagocytes. The fundamental biology and physiology of these cells are clearly(More)
Receptors for maleylated or acetylated proteins as well as for alpha-2-macroglobulin-protease complexes on macrophages serve as scavengers by mediating the uptake of macromolecules from the extracellular compartment. Described in this report is a novel function of these receptors on macrophages: regulation of neutral protease secretion. The binding of(More)
Although macrophage activation is induced in a complex manner by signals such as interferon-gamma (IFN gamma) and bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and depends on alterations in levels of specific proteins due to differences in gene expression, the complexity of gene regulation during macrophage activation in regard to multiple signals is not fully(More)
Inflammation has long been associated with carcinogenesis, especially in the promotion phase. The mechanism of action of the potent inflammatory agent and skin promoter 12-tetradecanoyl phorbol-13-acetate (TPA) is unknown. It is thought that TPA selectively enhances the growth of initiated cells, and during this process, initiated cells progress to the(More)
The binding of tumor cells by activated macrophages is an initial and necessary event in the cytolysis of these targets. The data here indicate that membrane preparations from RL sigma 1 leukemia targets, EL-4 lymphoma targets, and P815 mastocytoma targets each inhibited binding of its homologous target to bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG)-activated murine(More)
The rapid transductional sequences initiated by interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) on binding to its receptor regulate functional and genomic responses in many cells but are not well defined. Induction of macrophage activation is an example of such functional and genomic changes in response to IFN-gamma. Addition of IFN-gamma to murine macrophages, at activating(More)
Platelet-activating factor (PAF) is a potent stimulant of leukocytes, including macrophages. To analyze the mechanisms of its effects upon macrophages, we determined whether macrophages bear specific surface receptors for PAF. By competitive radioactive binding assays, we determined two classes of specific receptors to be present on purified membranes(More)
1.1 Introduction Aircraft structures, whether metallic or composite, are subject to service damage which requires their periodic inspection and maintenance. While taking the aircraft out of service is quite costly, the assurance of structural integrity requires such inspection – and possible repair work based on the inspection results obtained. If damage is(More)
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