Jordan Trecki

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Illness severity and frequency of complications in infants with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection may be influenced by the local elaboration of cytokines. Cytokine gene polymorphisms moderate severity of illness in various inflammatory and infectious diseases. We performed cytokine genotyping on 77 infants hospitalized with confirmed RSV infection(More)
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder typified by tremor, rigidity, akinesia and postural instability due in part to the loss of dopamine within the nigrostriatal system. The pathologic features of this disorder include the loss of substantia nigra dopamine neurons and attendant striatal terminals, the(More)
BACKGROUND Since 2009, synthetic cannabinoid (SC) use has emerged as a growing public health threat in the United States (US). Several outbreaks of unexpected, severe toxicity linked to SC use have been reported since 2012. Reports of varied and significant morbidity after SC use are expected to increase because newer compounds enter the marketplace more(More)
103 the legislation provided no new resources, no new authority for postmarketing safety, and little new flexibility for the agency in the review process. Soon after the law’s passage, the FDA released a proposed decision to reject all eight pending ingredients, citing multiple gaps in data, including key safety studies and reports of adverse events in(More)
BACKGROUND Diminished interleukin 10 (IL-10) and/or IL-12 production may contribute to the pathogenesis of asthma and atopy. Dendritic cells (DCs) produce these cytokines and have been implicated in the pathogenesis of these disorders. OBJECTIVE To determine whether DC IL-10 and/or IL-12 production is diminished in children aged 6 to 12 years with(More)
The role of chemokines in immune function is clearly established. Recent evidence suggests that these molecules also play an important role in the central nervous system as modulators of neuronal activity. The chemokine CXCL12 has been identified in several regions of the adult rat brain including the substantia nigra, ventral tegmental area and caudate(More)
Chemokines are small secreted proteins that act as chemoattractants, and their role as neuromodulators in the brain has recently been appreciated. CXCL12 is one of the few chemokines found in neurons and expressed constitutively in the central nervous system. Previous data from our laboratory demonstrate the ability of CXCL12 to modulate the behavioral(More)
Replication-competent herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) mutants are used in clinical trials in the experimental treatment of cancer. Mutants G207, HSV1716, NV1020, and Oncovex GM-CSF share in common a defect in one or both copies of the gene encoding the neurovirulence factor, ICP34.5, and are thus neuroattenuated. These viruses are acknowledged to differ from(More)
Increasing use of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) in consumer products and commercial applications has helped drive a rise in research related to the environmental health and safety (EHS) of these materials. Within the cacophony of information on ENM EHS to date are data indicating that these materials may be neurotoxic in adult animals. Evidence of elevated(More)
The development and expression of allergic rhinitis and asthma may be influenced by the elaboration of specific cytokines. Cytokine genotypes moderate illness severity in a variety of inflammatory disorders. Cytokine genotyping was performed on 124 infants (85% white, 57% male) to determine whether specific cytokine genotypes are associated with a parental(More)