Jennifer Crombie

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Mathematical models and statistical analyses of epidemiological data are employed to assess the potential impact of mass vaccination on the incidences of cases of mumps infection and cases of mumps related complications. The analyses reveal that in the United Kingdom the average age at infection with the mumps virus is currently between 6-7 years and that(More)
Nicotinic stimulation of the α7 acetylcholine receptors (α7AChRs) mitigates the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and other cytokines release in macrophages. This effect is blocked by α7AChR antagonist, α-bungarotoxin (BTX). We tested and confirmed the hypotheses that LPS upregulates α7AChRs, and the prototypical α7AChR(More)
Studies of host resistance to parasite infection are usually based on experimental designs involving a primary infection and subsequent challenge exposure, resistance being recorded as the percentage reduction in parasite establishment in challenged hosts when compared with that in uninfected animals. Few studies have focused on the dynamic nature of(More)
We report the results of experimental studies of the generation of age-prevalence curves for Schistosoma mansoni infections in laboratory populations of Biomphalaria glabrata. Within snail populations of varying sizes and age structures, the net force of infection is shown to be linearly dependent on the rate at which miracidia are introduced into the(More)
PURPOSE Darinaparsin (Zio-101) is a novel organic arsenical compound with encouraging clinical activity in relapsed/refractory T-cell lymphoma (TCL) and Hodgkin lymphoma (HL); however, little is known about its mechanism of action. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN TCL cell lines (Jurkat, Hut78, and HH) and HL cell lines (L428, L540, and L1236) were examined for in(More)
Patients treated with allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT) have high rates of readmission, but the incidence after umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT) is poorly described. The goal of this study was to identify the incidence and risk factors for readmission after UCBT and the impact of readmission on overall survival (OS). A(More)
As the therapeutic landscape for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) continues to expand, biological predictors of response to therapy are becoming increasingly important. One such predictive biomarker is the mutational status of the variable region of the immunoglobulin heavy chain (IGHV) gene, which is a powerful predictor of duration of response and(More)