Donna Marie Graham

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Lung cancer remains the most lethal malignancy in the world. Despite improvements in surgical treatment, systemic therapy, and radiotherapy, the 5-year survival rate for all patients diagnosed with lung cancer remains between 15 and 20%. Newer therapeutic strategies rely on specific molecular alterations, or biomarkers, that provide opportunities for a(More)
 The mouse H4 minor histocompatibility antigen (HA) includes a single H2Kb-bound peptide that stimulates rejection of skin allografts and generation of cytolytic T lymphocytes (CTL). We evaluated the diversity of the CTL response to this single minor HA peptide by sequencing alpha and beta chains of T-cell receptors (Tcr) from H4-specific CTLs as a first(More)
Could the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination be cost-effective in males for the prevention of oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OPC)? It could be under certain conditions. Research on HPV vaccine has focused mainly on females. However, within the next decade, it is predicted that OPC will surpass cervical cancer as the most common HPV-related cancer,(More)
The native Australian marsupial Phascolarctos cinereus, otherwise known as the koala, is prone to infection by the obligate intracellular parasite Chlamydia psittaci, which causes ocular 'pink eye' and urogenital 'dirty tail' diseases. Several chlamydial DNA probes to both chromosomal and plasmid sequences were used to type by Southern blot analysis 51(More)
Hop (Humulus lupulus L.) is cultivated for its cones, the secondary metabolites of which contribute bitterness, flavour and aroma to beer. Molecular breeding methods, such as marker assisted selection (MAS), have great potential for improving the efficiency of hop breeding. The success of MAS is reliant on the identification of reliable marker-trait(More)
We have previously reported the association of Chlamydia trachomatis with HLA B27+ related diseases. To investigate the possibility that chlamydial antibodies serve to localize the immune response in such diseases, we examined the crossreactivity of chlamydial antibodies (rabbit anti-D and anti-L2 serotypes) with peripheral blood mononuclear cells of(More)
PURPOSE Perforation injury to the eye can protect against retinal degeneration and pigment epithelial derived factor (PEDF) may play a role in this neuro-protective effect. PEDF has also been shown to possess potent anti-angiogenic properties. The current study has investigated a possible anti-angiogenic effect of penetrating ocular injury in a murine model(More)
BACKGROUND Many western countries have established female human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs for the prevention of cervical cancer. The quadrivalent HPV vaccine (HPV4) has proven efficacy against additional HPV-related disease in both sexes, but the cost effectiveness of male HPV vaccination remains controversial. To assess the cost(More)