Jeffrey S Berman

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Osteopontin (OPN) is a phosphorylated acidic glycoprotein that has been implicated in a number of physiological and pathological events, including maintenance or reconfiguration of tissue integrity during inflammatory processes. As such, it is required for stress-induced bone remodeling and certain types of cell-mediated immunity. It also acts in dystrophic(More)
Previous quantitative reviews of research on the efficacy of psychotherapy for depression have included only a subset of the available research or limited their focus to a single outcome measure. The present review offers a more comprehensive quantitative integration of this literature. Using studies that compared psychotherapy with either no treatment or(More)
Previous quantitative reviews of research on psychotherapeutic interventions for bereaved persons have yielded divergent findings and have not included many of the available controlled outcome studies. This meta-analysis summarizes results from 61 controlled studies to offer a more comprehensive integration of this literature. This review examined (a) the(More)
Osteopontin (Opn) is a secreted adhesive, glycosylated phosphoprotein that contains the arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) cell-binding sequence that is found in many extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins (for a review of Opn see References Denhardt & Guo 1993; Patarca et al. 1993; Rittling & Denhardt 1999). Since its initial description in 1979 as a(More)
17 meta-analyses have been examined of comparisons of active treatments with each other, in contrast to the more usual comparisons of active treatments with controls. These meta-analyses yield a mean uncorrected absolute effect size for Cohen’s d of .20, which is small and non-significant (an equivalent Pearson’s r would be .10). Its smallness confirms(More)
Osteopontin is a multifunctional matricellular protein abundantly expressed during inflammation and repair. Osteopontin deficiency is associated with abnormal wound repair characterized by aberrant collagen fibrillogenesis in the heart and skin. Recent gene microarray studies found that osteopontin is abundantly expressed in both human and mouse lung(More)
The function of the T4 antigen, a marker for a differentiated T cell subset, is not well understood. Our previous observation that a chemoattractant human lymphokine, lymphocyte chemoattractant factor (LCF), which selectively induces motile responses in unactivated T4+ lymphocytes, led us to investigate whether LCF could also induce T4+ cell activation.(More)
Osteopontin is an RGD-containing bone matrix protein with cytokine-like functions that is associated with early stages of Th1-mediated diseases. Although the function of osteopontin in these responses is unknown, it is expressed by activated T cells and macrophages and can costimulate T cell proliferation. Studies have demonstrated that early IL-12 and(More)
Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by the accumulation of activated T cells and widespread granuloma formation. In addition, individual genetic predisposition appears to be important in this disease. Osteopontin, a noncollagenous matrix protein produced by macrophages and T lymphocytes, is expressed in the granulomas of tuberculosis, and is(More)