Heather M Chapman

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Supernumerary centrosomes promote the assembly of abnormal mitotic spindles in many human tumors. In human cells, overexpression of the cyclin-dependent kinase (Cdk)2 partner cyclin A during a prolonged S phase produces extra centrosomes, called centrosome reduplication. Cdk2 activity protects the Mps1 protein kinase from proteasome-mediated degradation,(More)
A severe paretic syndrome accompanied by intense neuronal lipofuscinosis is described in sheep and horses exposed to Trachyandra divaricata. This is a newly recognised toxic hazard for grazing livestock in the coastal region of the south west of Western Australia. Animals appear to become affected over a period of weeks when summer conditions induce a(More)
Recent studies have implicated leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) in human joint disease. LIF is produced by cultured synovial cells and articular chondrocytes, stimulates cartilage and bone resorption, and has been detected in inflammatory exudates from arthritic joints. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of intraarticular injections of human(More)
Pro-inflammatory cytokines, some of which have the capacity to modulate cartilage and bone metabolism, are important mediators of the frequently sustained and destructive inflammation that characterises rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha) and interleukin-1 (IL-1) have been studied extensively in this regard. That these(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of intraarticular injections of recombinant human oncostatin M (rHuOSM) in the goat joint. METHODS One milliliter of endotoxin-free normal saline (vehicle) containing either 40 ng, 200 ng, or 1,000 ng of rHuOSM was injected into the right radiocarpal joints (RCJs) of 12 male angora goats, while the left RCJs were injected(More)
On-farm risk factors associated with ivermectin resistance on sheep farms in Western Australia were identified from data derived from a postal survey of 235 farmers who had conducted a fecal egg-count-reduction test in 1999, 2000, or both years. A response of 54% was achieved. We developed a logistic-regression model. Contributory main effects in the final(More)
A postal survey was conducted of 80 sheep farmers in the Kojonup and Esperance districts of Western Australia to establish what they wanted from a veterinary service. Twenty five of the farmers surveyed used a sheep consultant, 25 did not, and 30 were interested in employing one. Farmers were asked questions about themselves and their attitudes to private(More)