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Previous work made use of nucleic acid probes corresponding to different subtypes of the class II regions of the human and murine major histocompatibility complex (MHC) to isolate seven different alpha and 24 different beta genes of the ovine MHC from two cosmid libraries. In an attempt to identify pairs of alpha and beta genes capable of cell surface(More)
Studies on the immunoglobulin (Ig)E immune responses to the gastric nematode, Teladorsagia circumcincta, have demonstrated a major high molecular weight allergen (HMWTc). Cross reactive allergens of similar MW were demonstrated for Trichostrongylus colubriformis and Cooperia curticei, but not for Haemonchus contortus. Purification of HMWTc was achieved by(More)
Rat mast cells with the properties of mucosal mast cells (MMC) proliferate in cultures of haemopoietic tissue in the presence of conditioned medium (CM) from antigen- or mitogen-activated T lymphocytes. The present study shows that recombinant rat interleukin-3 (rIL-3) both stimulated the development of MMC from bone marrow (BM) precursors and maintained(More)
The prevalence of peripheral nerve dysfunction was assessed in 24 randomly selected adult patients with cystic fibrosis. Median, peroneal and sural nerves were studied. In 15 patients (62%), one or more electrical abnormality were detected. In the median nerve, conduction velocity was slowed in 29% of sensory studies and 12.5% of motor studies; compound(More)
Estradiol (E(2)) has been documented to have anti-inflammatory effects on the immune system. Interleukin-6 (IL-6), is classified as a "myokine", and has known metabolic consequences. Thus, the purpose of this study was to determine the effects of menstrual phase and exercise on the interaction of E(2) and IL-6, and the role of IL-6 in substrate metabolism.(More)
We present the case of a 48-year-old HIV-positive man, who developed acute onset of pain in both upper limbs associated with proximal weakness and distal paraesthesia. Eight weeks prior to this presentation he had had varicella zoster affecting his right S1 dermatome. CD4 count was 355 cells/mm(3) and he was antiretroviral therapy (ART) naive. Power was 0/5(More)
A retrospective chart review was carried out at the HIV clinic in St. James's Hospital, Dublin to examine the rate of cognitive impairment through the use of surrogate markers for cognitive impairment. 500 consecutive hospital charts were reviewed. There were 306 men and 194 women. Median age was 37. The most common mode of transmission was heterosexual.(More)