Derrick Gale

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Mouse mutants have a key role in discerning mammalian gene function and modelling human disease; however, at present mutants exist for only 1-2% of all mouse genes. In order to address this phenotype gap, we have embarked on a genome-wide, phenotype-driven, large-scale N-ethyl-N--nitrosourea (ENU) mutagenesis screen for dominant mutations of clinical and(More)
Impaired insulin signaling via phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt to endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) in the vasculature has been postulated to lead to arterial dysfunction and hypertension in obesity and other insulin resistant states. To investigate this, we compared insulin signaling in the vasculature, endothelial function, and systemic blood(More)
Vascular dysfunction that accompanies obesity and insulin resistance may be mediated by lipid metabolites. We sought to determine if vascular ceramide leads to arterial dysfunction and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. Pharmacological inhibition of de novo ceramide synthesis, using the Ser palmitoyl transferase inhibitor myriocin, and heterozygous(More)
Cytotoxic antibodies to antigens specific for leukaemic myeloblasts have been sought in the serum of patients with acute myeloblastic leukaemia treated by immunotherapy with irradiated allogeneic myeloblasts and BCG. Assays of complement- and K-cell-mediated activity were used. Cytotoxicity to allogeneic myeloblasts was detected in both assays. When sera(More)
Macrophage activation is, in part, regulated via hydrolysis of oxidised low density lipoproteins by Lipoprotein-Associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), resulting in increased macrophage migration, pro-inflammatory cytokine release and chemokine expression. In uveitis, tissue damage is mediated as a result of macrophage activation; hence inhibition of Lp-PLA2(More)
OBJECTIVE For older patients (>65 years) who undergo surgical treatment of vestibular schwannoma (VS), the reported rates of facial nerve preservation, hearing preservation, and complications are inconsistent. Many surgeons believe that older patients have worse outcomes than their younger counterparts and advise against surgical treatment. We analyzed a(More)
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