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Galectin-1 (GAL-1), a member of a family of conserved beta-galactoside-binding proteins, has been shown to induce in vitro apoptosis of activated T cells and immature thymocytes. We assessed the therapeutic effects and mechanisms of action of delivery of GAL-1 in a collagen-induced arthritis model. A single injection of syngeneic DBA/1 fibroblasts(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the therapeutic effects and possible mechanisms of action of constitutive expression of interferon-beta (IFNbeta) by syngeneic fibroblasts from DBA/1 mice in the collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) model. METHODS Immortalized embryonic DBA/1 fibroblasts were infected with a retrovirus expressing murine IFNbeta. IFNbeta-expressing(More)
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a pregnancy specific liver disease associated with significant risk of fetal complications. It is hypothesised that the risk of adverse fetal outcomes relates to the toxic effects of bile acids, the levels of which are increased in both maternal and fetal serum. Human and rodent studies have shown that(More)
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