E H Hausmann

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Injury in non-neuronal tissues stimulates chemokine expression leading to recruitment of inflammatory cells responsible for orchestration of repair processes. The signals involved in directing repair of damage to the brain are less well understood. We hypothesized that following brain injury, chemokines are expressed and regulate the rate and pattern of(More)
In the circulation, fibrinolytic activity is determined to a large degree by the relative levels of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and its major inhibitor (PAI-1). Vascular beds in different organs secrete tPA and PAI-1 into the circulation, and the total secretory rate of each protein is balanced by its half-life in the bloodstream. We are testing the(More)
Ultrathin section and surface replica electron microscopy were applied in combination with immunoelectron microscopy to elucidate the fine structure of HIV. The shell of the tubular core shows p24 antigenicity, while p17 is located at the inner leaflet of the lipid membrane. The virus particle is studded with 70-80 protrusions. These knobs have a diameter(More)
Leukocytes accumulate in the pregnant mouse uterus following mating, during implantation and during placental development. Changes in leukocyte number are primarily due to recruitment from the blood, not local proliferation, but the underlying recruitment mechanisms are poorly understood. Mating-induced granulocyte and macrophage recruitment is due in part(More)
Bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS) are potent inducers of macrophage activation, leading to the production of a number of proinflammatory mediators. Although several cytokines that prime macrophages for enhanced LPS-triggered responses have been identified, far less is known regarding the role that cytokines play in down-regulating macrophage responses to(More)
It has been hypothesized that hormonally regulated histamine production plays a role in preparation of the uterus for implantation. Histidine decarboxylase (HDC) is the rate-limiting enzyme for histamine production. The current study was designed to determine intrauterine expression of HDC mRNA expression during pregnancy in the mouse. High levels of HDC(More)
Human antisera positive for HIV were evaluated on HTLV-IIIB producing cells by two different immunoelectron microscopic (IEM) techniques. In preembedding immunoferritin IEM a heavy label was observed with early budding HIV. Under the same conditions cell released 'mature' particles were almost negative, which could be explained by the direct observation(More)
It has been previously demonstrated that macrophage colony stimulating factor (CSF-1) is produced by uterine epithelial cells in response to estrogen and progesterone. Studies in normal and op/op mice demonstrated that accumulation of a portion of the uterine macrophage population could be attributed to the chemotactic properties of CSF-1. Op/op mice(More)
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