Garry J. Barcham

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BACKGROUND The Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channel K(Ca)3.1 is expressed in several structural and inflammatory airway cell types and is proposed to play an important role in the pathophysiology of asthma. The aim of the current study was to determine whether inhibition of K(Ca)3.1 modifies experimental asthma in sheep. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Atopic(More)
A novel galectin cDNA (galectin-14) was cloned from ovine eosinophil-rich leukocytes by low stringency reverse transcriptase-PCR and cDNA library screening. Data base searches indicate that this gene encodes a novel prototype galectin that contains one putative carbohydrate recognition domain and exhibits most identity to galectin-9/ecalectin, a potent(More)
Collagen minipellets are injectable delivery vehicles that release antigen and adjuvant over several days in a first-order release profile. In vaccination experiments in mice, secondary antibody responses induced by minipellets formulated with avidin and IL-1beta as adjuvant were equivalent to those induced by a conventional immunization with avidin in(More)
Immune reactions to cysticercosis have been extensively studied in mice. The lack of significant lymphocyte infiltration into the livers of infected mice and the obvious role of antibodies in rejection has led to the general conclusion that cellular reactions do not play a role in protection against this disease. In contrast, the present study examining the(More)
Injectable silicone implants were assessed as vaccine delivery vehicles in sheep, using either the model antigen avidin or Clostridium tetani and Clostridium novyi toxoids. Two types of implant were compared, the matrix type, that has been shown to deliver antigen in vitro in a first-order profile over approximately 1 month, and the covered rod type, that(More)
CC chemokines are important mediators of immune responses, orchestrating the differential recruitment of various leukocyte populations. Despite the large number of known CC chemokines in other species, no cDNA encoding ovine CC chemokines have been isolated. A homology cloning strategy was utilised to isolate the cDNA of ovine CC chemokines. Full-length(More)
BACKGROUND Increases in blood vessel density and vascular area are now recognized as important features of remodeled airways in asthma. However, the time sequence for these vascular changes and whether they resolve in the absence of continued antigenic exposure is not well elucidated. The aim of the present study was to correlate progressive changes in(More)
The present study confirms that following infection with the ectoparasitic sheep scab mite, Psoroptes ovis, there is a rapid (within 24 h) inflammatory influx of eosinophils and apoptosis of the keratinocytes at the site of infection. In order to investigate whether these inflammatory reactions are important in the maintenance of mite infection, a group of(More)
A novel mammalian galectin cDNA (ovgal11) was isolated by representational difference analysis from sheep stomach (abomasal) tissue infected with the nematode parasite, Haemonchus contortus. The mRNA is greatly up-regulated in helminth larval infected gastrointestinal tissue subject to inflammation and eosinophil infiltration. Immunohistological analysis(More)
Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha) is a cytokine with a wide range of effects on both lymphoid and non-lymphoid cell types. By hybridization with a human TNF alpha cDNA probe the corresponding ovine cDNA was isolated from a lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulated alveolar macrophage cDNA library. The sequence of the cDNA clone showed that ovine TNF alpha(More)