Evan Bullock

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Nerve growth factor (NGF) promotes mast cell survival in vitro (Horigome, K., Bullock, E. D., and Johnson, E. M., Jr. (1994) J. Biol. Chem. 269, 2695-2702). NGF survival promotion is cell density-dependent, and conditioned medium experiments have shown that NGF increases the production of an autocrine mast cell survival activity. Cytokines are potential(More)
Nerve growth factor causes mediator release from rat peritoneal mass cells in the presence of lysophosphatidylserine. We have investigated the neurotrophin and receptor specificity involved in this response. Nerve growth factor produced a dose-dependent release of [14C]serotonin in the presence of lysophosphatidylserine with an EC50 of approximately 1 nM.(More)
Purified rat peritoneal mast cells in vitro die over a period of 2-6 days in conventional serum-containing medium. As mast cells die, they become pyknotic and undergo DNA fragmentation suggestive of an apoptotic process. Treatment of in vitro mast cells with nerve growth factor (NGF) greatly retards and reduces the death of mast cells (EC50 approximately 1(More)
The CD8 alpha cytoplasmic domain associates with p56lck, a nonreceptor protein-tyrosine kinase. The biological relevance of CD8 alpha-Lck association in T cell development was tested with transgenic mice generated to express a CD8 alpha molecule with two amino acid substitutions in its cytoplasmic domain, which abolishes the association of CD8 alpha with(More)
We have established a culture system in which naive B cells bearing a transgenic, chicken OVA (cOVA)-specific Ig differentiate to plasma cells in vitro after interaction with cOVA plus cOVA-specific helper T cells. B cell-enriched populations from Ig-transgenic mice, but not from nontransgenic mice, proliferated after presenting nanomolar concentrations of(More)
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