Julie L. Lucas

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to provide a review of the available classification systems and to describe the similarities and differences in the structure of these systems. METHODS Classification systems of upper limb musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) were located via electronic database searches and researchers' files. The classification(More)
Histone deacetylase inhibitors are under investigation in the clinic as a new class of anti-cancer therapeutics. While recent studies have also suggested their potential as inhibitors of a wide spectrum of inflammatory reactions, the anti-inflammatory mechanism of action of these compounds is not fully defined. We show here that the histone deacetylase(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to explore the potential of toll-like receptor-3 stimulation, with polyI:C(12)U (poly[l].poly[C(12),U]; rintatolimod [Ampligen; Hemispherx Biopharma, Philadelphia, PA]) to enhance bioactivity of cancer immunotherapies. STUDY DESIGN Several models of immune activation were assessed with polyI:C(12)U at concentrations(More)
The increase of anthropogenic activities on coastal areas induces discharges of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in aquatic ecosystem. PAH effects depend not only on their concentration and the way of contamination but also on the different developmental stages of the organism. Zebrafish were exposed to relevant concentration of pyrolytic PAHs from(More)
The relationship between body mass (M) and metabolic rate was investigated through the assessment of active (R(A)) and standard (R(S)) metabolic rate at different life stages in zebrafish Danio rerio (5 day-old larvae, 2 month-old juveniles and 6 month-old adults). Scaling exponents and constants were assessed for standard (R(S)  = 0·273M(0·965) in mgO(2) (More)
The role of the kidney in hypertension is reviewed in terms of sodium and water homeostasis, of the secretion of renin inappropriate to the state of sodium and water balance and of other renal humoral factors which might be implicated in the hypertensive process. Fundamental to the long-term maintenance of hypertension is an alteration in the relationship(More)
This study was conducted to identify and characterize the structural requirements of a calmodulin-binding motif identified in the third intracellular (i3) loop of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (M1–M5), a region important for G protein coupling. GST fusion proteins and synthetic peptides derived from the hM1 i3 loop were tested for binding to CaM using(More)
Numerous genes encode G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs)-a main molecular target for drug therapy. Estimates indicate that the human genome contains approximately 600 GPCR genes. This article addresses therapeutic implications of sequence variations in GPCR genes. A number of inactivating and activating receptor mutations have been shown to cause a variety(More)