Don A. Sibley

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The levels of interleukin (IL)-1, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, and transforming growth factor-beta in sera and genital tract secretions from women with gonococcal cervicitis and other genital infections were examined. Cytokines were not elevated in genital secretions from gonococcus-infected compared with uninfected patients. The level of serum IL-6 was higher in(More)
The intestinal mucosa normally displays minimal inflammation despite the close proximity between mucosal macrophages and lumenal bacteria. Macrophages interact with bacteria and their products through CD14, a surface receptor involved in the response to LPS, and CD89, the receptor for IgA (FcalphaR). Here we show that resident macrophages isolated from(More)
We studied 5 primary cutaneous meningiomas. All were congenital. Four were nodules or plaques on the scalp, and one was a lumbar polyp. Two were alopecic. A skull defect was present deep to one lesion, and the lumbar polyp was attached to dura. The tumors were concentrated in the subcutis, where strands of meningocytes were embedded in dense collageous(More)
Hiemstra, P. A., Biewenga, J., Gorter, A., Stuurman, M. E., Faberm, A., van Es, L. A. and Daha, M. R. (1988) Mol. Immunol. 25,527-533 Schneiderman, R. D., Lint, T. F. and Knight, K. L. (1990) J. Immunol. 145,233-237 Stad, R. K., Bogers, W. M. J. M., van der Sluys, M. E. T., van Es, L. A. and Daha, M. R. (1992) Clin. Exp. Immunol. 87, 138-143 Zhang, W. and(More)
Adenoviral vectors have been exploited for a wide range of gene therapy applications. Direct genetic modification of the adenovirus capsid proteins has been employed to achieve alteration of vector tropism. We have defined the carboxy-terminus of the minor capsid protein pIX as a locus capable of presenting incorporated ligands on the virus capsid surface.(More)
Consumption of ethanol (ETOH) by experimental animals and human beings is associated with elevated serum levels of corticosteroids. One of the most robust findings associated with ETOH consumption is a loss of lymphocytes from thymus and spleen, as well as from peripheral lymphoid organs to include mesenteric lymph nodes and Peyer's patches, which are(More)
Molecular therapeutics identifies an aberration in tumors to select patients that benefit from molecular targeted therapy. Overexpression of eIF4E in histologically "tumor-free" surgical margins of head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC) patients is an independent predictor of recurrence and is functionally activated through the Akt/mammalian target of(More)
Penile urethral swabs collected from PCR-confirmed Chlamydia trachomatis-infected, C. trachomatis-uninfected, and non-C. trachomatis-infected, nongonococcal urethritis-infected males were analyzed for cytokine, total immunoglobulin (Ig), and specific antibody levels by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Differential cellular components of the swab transport(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The early detection of persistent/recurrent disease of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) after treatment can be challenging. The currently used radioisotope (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is a nonspecific tracer for cancer cells as it detects all metabolically active cells including inflammation. (18)F-fluorodeoxythymidine(More)
The effects of ethanol (EtOH) consumption by adult female C57B1/6 mice on lymphocyte populations of the mesenteric lymph nodes (MLNs) were determined by feeding mice with the Lieber-DeCarli liquid diet by a pair-feeding paradigm. Histological analysis of the MLNs of EtOH-fed mice showed a progressive loss of lymphocytes from the medullary regions at 3, 5,(More)