Katherine Olsen

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Peroxisome proliferators (PPs) are rodent nongenotoxic hepatocarcinogens that induce peroxisome proliferation and DNA synthesis, and suppress apoptosis in rodent hepatocytes. PPs act through the PP-activated receptor alpha (PPARalpha); tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) and hepatic nonparenchymal cells (NPCs), the major source of TNF alpha in the(More)
Induction of liver cancer by peroxisome proliferators such as nafenopin is frequently associated with increased liver growth, increased DNA synthesis and suppression of apoptosis. The cytokine, tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha), and non-parenchymal liver cells have been implicated in mediating the hepatic response to peroxisome proliferators. Here,(More)
Parvovirus B19 is a common human pathogen which can cause severe syndromes, including aplastic anemia and fetal hydrops. The mapping of the first parvovirus B19-derived CD8(+) T-lymphocyte epitope is described. This HLA-B35-restricted peptide derives from the nonstructural (NS1) protein and is strongly immunogenic in B19 virus-seropositive donors.
The gold standard treatment for full thickness injuries of the skin is autologous split-thickness skin grafting. This involves harvesting the epidermis and superficial dermis from healthy skin and transplanting it onto the prepared wound bed. The donor site regenerates spontaneously, but the appendages and cellular components from the dermal layer are(More)
Metaphit, which acylates phencyclidine (PCP) receptors in vitro, was shown to acylate PCP receptors and antagonize the behavioral and electrophysiological effects of PCP in vivo. Metaphit (2 mumol/rat) administered i.c.v. produced PCP-like stereotyped behavior and ataxia in 10 to 20% of rats. At a lower dose, Metaphit (1 mumol/rat) antagonized the ability(More)
Many clinical and animal studies suggest that vitamin D and its metabolites have beneficial effects in the cardiovascular and renal systems. Using immunologic and enzymatic assays, vitamin D receptor and 25 hydroxyvitamin D3 1alpha-hydroxylase activity were found in inner medullary collecting duct (IMCD) cells suggesting an autocrine/paracrine role in this(More)
BACKGROUND Histamine is a critical mediator of immediate hypersensitivity reactions. Sensory neuropeptides, such as substance P (SP), may also contribute to acute inflammatory responses. A compound which antagonizes both H1 and NK-1 receptors, such as MDL 108,207DA, may present a significant therapeutic advantage over pure antihistamines. METHODS The(More)