James R. Fahey

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Protective immunity against a lethal malaria challenge infection was passively transferred to naive recipient mice with spleen cells from donor mice bearing a lethal infection with the virulent YM strain of Plasmodium yoelii. Successful transfer of protection was contingent upon the elimination of residual, viable parasites from donor spleen cell(More)
Under current practices of mouse colony maintenance, sera from mice are analyzed for antibodies against several widespread infectious pathogens by conventional immunoassays, generally enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). To test for multiple agents, these methods consume large volumes of mouse serum and are laborious and time-consuming. More efficient(More)
Female hamsters, infected intracardially (i.c.) with 1.0--2.0 x 10(5) amastigotes of Leishmania donovani produced offspring, following mating, which, when immunized subcutaneously with 1.0 x 10(7) amastigotes at 8 weeks of age, were more resistant to i.c. challenge 6 weeks later than were hamsters born to non-infected mothers. Offspring of mothers infected(More)
Mice, guinea pigs, and rhesus monkeys were immunized with immunoaffinity-purified native glycoprotein D (gD) derived from herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1). The native glycoprotein has evoked significant in vivo responses even at low doses. Thus, mice immunized with doses as low as 1 microgram were significantly protected from the morbidity and mortality(More)
Currently, there is the potential to generate over 200,000 mutant mouse strains between existing mouse strains (over 24,000) and genetically modified mouse embryonic stem cells (over 209,000) that have been entered into the International Mouse Strain Resource Center (IMSR) from laboratories and repositories all over the world. The number of rat strains is(More)
The present studies were designed to investigate whether the erythrocyte preferences displayed by both virulent and nonvirulent forms of Plasmodium yoelii were fastidious growth requirements of these parasites. When inoculated into mice depleted of reticulocytes by lethal irradiation (900 rad), virulent parasites, which have been reported to grow(More)
Murine noroviruses are a recently discovered group of viruses found within mouse research colonies in many animal facilities worldwide. In this study, we used 2 novel mouse norovirus (MNV) wildtype isolates to examine the kinetics of transmission and tissue distribution in breeding units of NOD.CB17-Prkdc(scid)/J and backcrossed NOD.CB17-Prkdc(scid)/J x(More)
The relationship between the development of acquired cell-mediated immunity and the concomitant level of specific delayed hypersensitivity (DH) in C57BL/6J mice infected with the intracellular protozoan parasite Leishmania donovani was studied. It was determined that the intradermal injection of Leishmania antigen (heat- or phenol-killed flagellated forms(More)
Multiplex methodologies enable simultaneous detection of antibodies against several infectious agents allowing sample conservation, cost effectiveness, and amenability to high-throughput/automation. We have previously described a multiplex microbead immunoassay for serodetection of ten, high-priority mouse infectious pathogens. Here, we present a validation(More)
Adoptive immunization of A/Tru mice with splenic B cells or T cells from syngeneic donors with a primary, nonvirulent, Plasmodium yoelii (17X) infection confers on these recipients the capacity to resist a challenge infection with a virulent strain (YM) of P. yoelii. Unfractionated spleen cells as well as spleen cells enriched for T or B cells capable of(More)