Douglas A. Terle

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Down-regulation of the Th2-like response induced by ovalbumin-alum (OVA/alum) immunization by heat-killed Brucella abortus was not reversed by anti-IL-12 antibody treatment or in gamma interferon (IFN-gamma) knockout mice, suggesting that induction of Th1 cytokines was not the only mechanism involved in the B. abortus-mediated inhibition of the Th2 response(More)
Neuroblastomas are neural crest-derived tumors that contain neuronal, melanocyte, and Schwann cell precursors. We examined the effects of treatment with γ-interferon (γ-IFN) and nerve growth factor (NGF), alone, and in combination, on these progenitor subpopulations in the human neuroblastoma cell line, SH-SY5Y. Using fluorescence-activated flow cytometry(More)
Chemically modified hemoglobins are potential oxygen-carrying blood substitutes, but their in vivo administration has been associated with a variety of unexpected side events, including increased platelet reactivity. We studied the effects of hemoglobin A0 (HbA0) and alpha-crosslinked hemoglobin (alpha-DBBF) on platelets in vitro. Neither hemoglobin A0 nor(More)
Aims-To investigate the heterotypic adhesion of unactivated platelets to chemotactically responsive (migrated) and non-responsive (non-migrated) polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN).Methods-Platelets and PMN were isolated from autologous, normal blood. Migrated and non-migrated PMN were separated after N-formylmethionyl-leucylphenylalanine (FMLP)(More)
Aims-To investigate in vitro the effect of amphotericin B on platelets in order to understand poor platelet recovery in patients receiving platelet transfusions and amphotericin B simultaneously.Methods-Washed platelets were isolated from platelet concentrates and exposed to amphotericin B (4 mug/ml) for one hour. Platelet function was assessed by(More)
We examined the effects of the beta-lactam antibiotic penicillin G on platelet function and on specific membrane glycoproteins in vitro. Platelet concentrates exposed to 3 to 10 mmol/L penicillin for 48 hours showed irreversible inhibition of aggregation by thrombin in washed platelets after removal of the antibiotic. Although a brief 15-minute exposure to(More)
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