Jamie G. Evans

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Regulatory T cells have been clearly implicated in the control of disease in murine models of autoimmunity. The paucity of data regarding the role of these lymphocytes in human autoimmune disease has prompted us to examine their function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Regulatory (CD4(+)CD25(+)) T cells isolated from patients with active RA(More)
The immune system contains natural regulatory cells important in the maintenance of tolerance. Although this suppressive function is usually attributed to CD4 regulatory T cells, recent reports have revealed an immunoregulatory role for IL-10-producing B cells in the context of several autoimmune diseases including collagen-induced arthritis. In the present(More)
In several murine models of autoimmune arthritis, Th17 cells are the dominant initiators of inflammation. In human arthritis the majority of IL-17-secreting cells within the joint express a cytokine phenotype intermediate between Th17 and Th1. Here we show that Th17/1 cells from the joints of children with inflammatory arthritis express high levels of both(More)
Nafenopin was administered orally for 21 days to male Sprague-Dawley rats (0.5-50 mg/kg/day), Syrian hamsters (5-250 mg/kg/day), Dunkin-Hartley guinea pigs (50 and 250 mg/kg/day), and marmosets (Callithrix jacchus, 50 and 250 mg/kg/day). With the rat, and to a lesser extent in the hamster, nafenopin treatment produced dose-related increases in liver size(More)
We have previously reported that IL-10(+) regulatory B cells, known to play an important role in controlling autoimmunity and inflammatory disorders, are contained within the transitional 2 immature (T2) B cell pool (T2 Bregs). Therapeutic strategies facilitating their enrichment or enhancing their suppressive activity are highly attractive. In this study,(More)
Furan is a potent cholangiocarcinogen in rat by an as yet undefined mechanism. The risk to man remains unclear. Using a time-course stop study design, we have investigated the potential of furan to induce oxidative stress and DNA damage associated with inflammatory and regenerative responses in rat liver. Furan was administered via oral gavage (30 mg/kg(More)
Male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed control diet or diet containing 0.05% nafenopin (NAF) or 0.025% WY-14,643 (WY) and male Syrian hamsters were fed control diet or diet containing 0.25% NAF or 0.025% WY for periods of 1, 15, 40, and 60 weeks. Both NAF and WY produced a sustained increase in liver weight and induction of peroxisomal fatty acid beta-oxidation(More)
Seven phthalate esters, representing a variety of chain lengths and degrees of branching in the alcohol moiety, were tested for their ability to produce peroxisome proliferation in the Fischer 344 rat. Di(2-ethylhexyl)adipate (DEHA) was tested using the same protocol and di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) was run with each study as an internal control. Each(More)
A male subject, after exposure to mercury metal at work in 1968, developed classical signs of mercurialism from which he made a slow clinical recovery. He subsequently developed psychoneurotic symptoms and became an alcoholic; he never returned to work and died in 1984. No histological changes relevant to mercury intoxication were found in the brain, but(More)