Joanne Boldison

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BACKGROUND Prostatic adenocarcinomas are dependent on androgen receptor (AR) activity for growth and progression, and therapy for disseminated disease depends on ablation of AR activity. Recurrent tumors ultimately arise wherein AR has been re-activated. One mechanism of AR restoration is via somatic mutation, wherein cells containing mutant receptors(More)
Experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis is a model for noninfectious posterior segment intraocular inflammation in humans. Although this disease is CD4(+) T cell dependent, in the persistent phase of disease CD8(+) T cells accumulate. We show that these are effector memory CD8(+) T cells that differ from their splenic counterparts with respect to surface(More)
The autoimmune destruction of the pancreatic islet β cells is due to a targeted lymphocyte attack. Different T cell subsets communicate with each other and with the insulin-producing β cells in this process, with evidence not only of damage to the tissue cells but also of lymphocyte regulation. Here we explore the various components of the immune response(More)
Macrophage activation is, in part, regulated via hydrolysis of oxidised low density lipoproteins by Lipoprotein-Associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), resulting in increased macrophage migration, pro-inflammatory cytokine release and chemokine expression. In uveitis, tissue damage is mediated as a result of macrophage activation; hence inhibition of Lp-PLA2(More)
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