Iain D Barrett

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Quinine, chloroquine and mefloquine are commonly used to treat malaria, however, with associated gastrointestinal (GI) side-effects. These drugs act as antagonists at recombinant 5-HT3 receptors and modulate gut peristalsis. These gastrointestinal side effects may be the result of antagonism at intestinal 5-HT3 receptors. Ileum from male C57BL/6 mice and(More)
Using various genotypic and phenotypic markers 20 human lymphoid cell lines have been classified as lymphoblastoid, leukaemia or lymphoma subtypes. Each cell line type exhibited characteristic morphological and behavioural properties in suspension culture. Whilst most lymphoblastoid and lymphoma cell lines manifested B-cell phenotypes and contained Epstein(More)
The glucocorticoid binding properties of 18 human lymphoid cell lines (HLCL) have been investigated. The specificity of steroid binding was confirmed with various glucocorticoid agonists and antagonists. A gradation in whole cell and cytoplasmic glucocorticoid binding capacity was observed in the different cell line types: lymphoblastoid greater than(More)
Seven per cent (10/145) of hybridomas raised against partially purified activated glucocorticoid receptor from rat liver produced monoclonal antibody to receptor. Six IgM secreting clones selected for further investigation bound equally well to activated and non-activated receptor from fresh rat liver, but significantly less well (11-25 per cent) to(More)
The glucocorticoid binding properties and cytolethal responsiveness of leukaemic cells were studied in vitro in seven patients with hairy-cell leukaemia (HCL) and five with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). Substantial levels of glucocorticoid binding were detected both in whole cell and cytosol preparations from all patients although the level of(More)
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