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Allergic contact dermatitis resulting from skin sensitization is a common occupational and environmental health problem. In recent years, the local lymph node assay (LLNA) has emerged as a practical option for assessing the skin sensitization potential of chemicals. In addition to accurate identification of skin sensitizers, the LLNA can also provide a(More)
Coumarin (1,2-benzopyrone) is a naturally occurring fragrant compound found in a variety of plants and spices. Exposure to the general public is through the diet and from its use as a perfume raw material in personal care products. High doses of coumarin by the oral route are known to be associated with liver toxicity in rodents. Chronic oral bioassays(More)
During the 1998 hunting season in Delaware, 1,480 ticks were collected from 252 white- tailed deer; 98% were Ixodes scapularis, a significant increase from the 85% reported in 1988. Ticks were tested for Borrelia burgdorferi and the causative agent of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis. Infection rates remained stable in New Castle and Kent counties, but(More)
Trypanosoma cruzi-infected mice show disturbance in the peripheral immune system such as polyclonal lymphocyte activation, autoantibody production, and immunosuppression of T lymphocytes. Previous observations in our laboratory showed that some stocks of T. cruzi can be contaminated with mouse hepatitis virus type 3 (MHV-3). Literature has shown that MHV-3(More)
A 67-year-old man on prednisolone and azathioprine for ulcerative colitis, developed severe pneumonia due to Nocardia otitidis caviarum, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a group D Streptococcus and Candida albicans. The patient responded well to aggressive antimicrobial therapy.
In the present study, NMR-based urinary metabonomic profiles resulting from dosing with widely recognized microsomal enzyme inducers were evaluated in male rats. Wistar or Sprague-Dawley rats were dosed daily by oral gavage with phenobarbital (PB; 100 mg/kg), diallyl sulfide (DAS; 500 mg/kg), the investigational compound DMP-904 (150 mg/kg), or(More)
The effect of sub-lethal doses of coronaviruses on the course of disease in CBA mice experimentally infected with a mildly pathogenic strain of Trypanosoma cruzi was investigated. Mice were inoculated with either T. cruzi, 0.1 median lethal dose (LD50) of coronavirus (mouse hepatitis virus [MHV-3] or virus X), or both pathogens. Levels of parasitemia,(More)
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