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The regulation of neutrophil functions by Type I cGMP-dependent protein kinase (cGKI) was investigated in wild-type (WT) and cGKI-deficient (cGKI-/-) mice. We demonstrate that murine neutrophils expressed cGKIalpha. Similar to the regulation of Ca2+ by cGKI in other cells, there was a cGMP-dependent decrease in Ca2+ transients in response to C5a in WT, but… (More)
The generation of B-cell responses to proteins requires a functional thymus to produce CD4(+) T cells which helps in the activation and differentiation of B cells. Because the mature T-cell repertoire has abundant cells with the helper phenotype, one might predict that in mature individuals, the generation of B-cell memory would proceed independently of… (More)
The "cancer immunogenomics" paradigm has facilitated the search for tumor-specific antigens over the last 4 years by applying comprehensive cancer genomics to tumor antigen discovery. We applied this methodology to identify tumor-specific "neoantigens" in the C57BL/6-derived GL261 and VM/Dk-derived SMA-560 tumor models. Following DNA whole-exome and RNA… (More)
The peptidoglycan-polysaccharide (PGPS) model using inbred rats closely mimics Crohn's disease. Our aim was to identify mouse strains that develop ileocolitis in response to bowel wall injection with PGPS. Mouse strains studied included NOD2 knockout animals, RICK/RIP2 knockout animals, and genetically inbred strains that are susceptible to inflammation.… (More)
Bis (1-aziridinyl)(hexahydro-1H-azepin-1-yl)phosphine sulfide, an active anticancer agent with low hematopoietic toxicity in animals and man, was recommended several years ago for breast cancer adjuvant chemotherapy as an alternate drug to thiotepa. This hope had led to the syntheses of aziridinylallylaminophosphine oxides or sulfides (compounds I-XVII) in… (More)
Restricting rats' access to alcohol solution to every third or fourth day did not produce greater increases in alcohol consumption than the doubling caused by alternate-day access.
INTRODUCTION Our understanding of how immune-based strategies designed to enhance T-cell activation might effectively control glioblastoma progression has been limited by our ability to identify and monitor tumor-specific T cells. The "cancer immunogenomics" approach has facilitated the search for tumor-specific antigens over the past 4 years by applying… (More)