Julie Crocker

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Using a silver staining technique, nucleolar organizer region-associated proteins (Ag-NORs) have been studied in paraffin sections of 90 non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, five palatine tonsils and five 'reactive' lymph nodes. The method was readily applicable to these preparations and the Ag-NORs were enumerated with ease. A significant difference was found between(More)
Apoptosis of neutrophils at sites of inflammation in vivo is thought to lead to their recognition and safe elimination by macrophages. Little is known, however, about the regulation of apoptosis in myeloid cells. We report here that the human promonocytic leukemic cell line, U937, and mature human neutrophils can be induced to become apoptotic when cultured(More)
There is interest currently in the AgNOR technique, for NOR-associated proteins. In some cases, this technique enables the distinction to be made between certain grades of malignancy and may enable prognostic assessment. This paper attempts to suggest a standardized means for the enumeration of NORs in histological sections. Attention should be paid to(More)
When human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) from Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-seropositive donors are injected intraperitoneally into SCID mice, EBV+ B cell tumors develop within weeks. A preliminary report (Mosier, D. E., R. J. Gulizia, S. M. Baird, D. D. Richman, D. B. Wilson, R. I. Fox, and T. J. Kipps, 1989. Blood. 74(Suppl. 1):52a) has suggested that(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that the formation of ectopic germinal center (GC)-like structures in Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is associated with the ectopic expression of the constitutive lymphoid tissue-homing chemokines B cell-attracting chemokine 1 (BCA-1; or, CXCL13) and stromal cell-derived factor 1 (SDF-1; or, CXCL12). METHODS Immunohistochemical(More)
A series of 54 liver biopsy specimens was studied by means of the argyrophil (AgNOR) technique for nucleolar organiser region (NOR)-associated proteins. These included normal livers and livers affected by chronic active hepatitis, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and adenoma. Four of the cases of cirrhosis showed liver cell dysplasia. The mean numbers of(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is associated with a number of different human tumors and appears to play different pathogenetic roles in each case. Thus, immunoblastic B cell lymphomas of the immunosuppressed display the full pattern of EBV latent gene expression (expressing Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen [EBNA]1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, and -LP, and latent membrane protein(More)
We have analyzed paraffin sections from 190 patients with histologically confirmed Hodgkin's disease (HD) for the presence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) using in situ hybridization to detect the EBV-encoded Epstein-Barr virus early RNAs (EBERs) and immunohistochemistry to identify latent membrane protein-1 (LMP1) expression. EBV was present in the tumor cells(More)
Epstein–Barr virus has been associated with a proportion of typical gastric adenocarcinomas. Here we report that the prevalence of Epstein–Barr virus in gastric adenocarcinomas from the United Kingdom is one of the lowest in the World. Gastric adenocarcinoma is another tumour whose association with Epstein–Barr virus varies with the population studied.
Twenty five specimens of branchial cyst from the same number of patients have been examined. On staining with haematoxylin and eosin a consistent finding was that the mural lymphoid follicles were always aligned with their mantle zones towards the luminal epithelium. With conventional staining lymphatic sinuses were noted in 17 of the specimens, but with(More)