Fleur Jones

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Activated microglia may be detrimental to neuronal survival in a number of neurodegenerative diseases. Thus, strategies that reduce microglial neurotoxicity may have therapeutic benefit. Stimulation of group II metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors on rat primary microglia with the specific group II agonist(More)
Inhalation of antigen in immunized mice induces an infiltration of eosinophils into the airways and increased bronchial hyperreactivity as are observed in human asthma. We employed a model of late-phase allergic pulmonary inflammation in mice to address the role of leukotrienes (LT) in mediating airway eosinophilia and hyperreactivity to methacholine.(More)
Activated microglia may be detrimental to neuronal survival in a number of neurodegenerative diseases. Thus, strategies that reduce microglial neurotoxicity may have therapeutic benefit. Stimulation of group II metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors on rat primary microglia with the specific group II agonist(More)
We have investigated in vitro the induction of antibody responses to phosphorylcholine (PC) by cloned T helper (Th) cell lines. The cloned Th cells are antigen specific, in this case ovalbumin (OVA), self-Ia recognizing, and induce antibody secretion only if the hapten, PC, is physically linked to the carrier (OVA) molecule. The plaque-forming cell (PFC)(More)
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