Jacqueline Harness

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Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) was induced in Lewis rats by inoculation with myelin basic protein (MBP) and adjuvants. Rats were treated with second daily injections of saline or cyclosporin A (CsA) from the day of inoculation. Saline-treated rats had an acute episode of disease followed by clinical recovery. Rats treated with CsA 16 or 32(More)
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a severe, self-limiting, autoimmune motor neuropathy. This study was performed to investigate the numbers of activated T-cells and regulatory T-cells, and CD95 and bcl-2 expression in GBS patients compared to controls. The percentage of cells expressing CD69 (activated T-cells) was increased in the blood of both patients(More)
In Lewis rats, treatment with high doses of cyclosporin A (CsA) suppresses clinical signs of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), although disease occurs when treatment is ceased. Treatment with low doses of CsA causes EAE to take a chronic relapsing course. We have previously shown that CsA treatment causes a decline in the number of T cells(More)
Early pregnancy factor (EPF) is a secreted protein with immunosuppressive and growth factor properties. During pregnancy, it appears in maternal serum within 6-24 h of fertilization, is present for at least the first two-thirds of pregnancy in all species studied and is essential for embryonic survival. It is a homologue of chaperonin 10, a heat shock(More)
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is an organ-specific autoimmune disease characterised by inflammation and demyelination of the central nervous system and is the best available animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS). Since previous studies have shown that EAE is less severe or is delayed in onset during pregnancy and that administration of(More)
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