Justin Hodge

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To determine the safety and efficacy of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation in patients with liver cirrhosis complicated by thrombosed portal vein. This study reviewed 15 cases of TIPS creation in 15 cirrhotic patients with portal vein thrombosis at our institution over an 8-year period. There were 2 women and 13 men with a mean(More)
Highly enriched preparations of human CD3+CD4+ T-lymphocytes were stimulated with mitogen or OKT3 to determine the capacity of K-562 cells to function as accessory cells. Phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA)-treated K-562 cells were induced to differentiate along the megakaryocytic lineage and could supplant monocyte-accessory cell function.(More)
Interleukin (IL)-1alpha and IL-1beta are encoded by two separate genes, but both function as comitogens for lymphocyte activation. In this study, we observed K-562 cells to express constitutively mRNA for IL-1alpha, although IL-1alpha was not detected in the growth-conditioned medium (GCM). However, IL-1beta mRNA was not expressed unless the cells had been(More)
Rabbit polyclonal antiserum, or derived gamma globulin, to K-562 cells induces decreased TdR uptake within hours and cell death without cytolysis in 2-4 days. A panel of nine mAb, reactive with K-562 cells, was grouped on the basis of no effect on growth or TdR uptake, increased uptake, or decreased uptake. Treatment of cells with antiserum, gamma globulin,(More)
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