Dennis Peacock

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Neovascularization is observed in a spectrum of diseases such as solid tumors, diabetic retinopathy, and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also evident in rat collage-induced arthritis (CIA), an animal model with histologic, clinical, and radiographic manifestations resembling rheumatoid arthritis. To evaluate the effects of angioinhibition in CIA, Louvain rats(More)
Louvain (LOU) rats were administered either methotrexate (MTX; 0.3 mg/kg/week or 0.8 mg/kg/week intraperitoneally), cyclosporin A (CSA; 4 mg/kg/day or 10 mg/kg/day continuous infusion via osmotic pump), or a combination of both agents. The rats were immunized with native type II collagen (CII) to determine the effects of these agents on collagen-induced(More)
Rat adjuvant arthritis (AA) is an animal model of rheumatoid arthritis in which pannus formation and destruction of joints occur after immunization with complete Freund's adjuvant. Neovascularization is present within the synovium and may be critical for pannus growth. In this study the effects of a novel angiogenesis inhibitor, AGM-1470, on AA were(More)
Collagen arthritis is induced in inbred rats with the injection of native type II collagen. The pathogenesis of this experimental autoimmune disease is T cell dependent. This study demonstrates that collagen-specific T cells, derived from pathogenic and nonpathogenic rat T cell lines, both recognize the same peptide epitope. The epitope, consisting of amino(More)
Louvain rats were administered tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) via a continuous osmotic infusion pump. These rats were then immunized with native type II collagen (CII) to determine the effects of exogenous TNF-alpha on collagen-induced arthritis (CIA), an animal model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this highly susceptible strain, 100% of(More)
Coronary arteritis can be induced in C57BL/6 mice with a single intraperitoneal (ip) injection of Lactobacillus casei cell fragments. Histologic sections resemble the vasculitis and aneurysms observed in the medium-sized coronary arteries of children with Kawasaki disease. Since endothelial cells could play an important role in the development of(More)
Rats immunized with type II collagen (CII) develop an immunologically mediated polyarthritis. T cells have been implicated in the pathogenesis of this model since they can adoptively transfer the disease. A CII-specific T cell line (VA), consisting of three distinct clones by Southern blot analysis, has been shown to be arthritogenic. Antibodies specific(More)
The Clinical Case of the Month is a regular educational feature presented by the Louisiana State University Department of Medicine. Medical students, residents, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty collaborate in the preparation of these discussions. After reading this article, physicians should be better able to identify and understand the pathophysiology,(More)
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