Kim Herbert Lyerly

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NKT cells are important for initiating and regulating immune responses. We investigated the age-related changes in the CD1d-restricted semi-invariant NKT (iNKT) cells in peripheral blood of healthy adults. The iNKT cell frequency was 2.5- to 10.7-fold less in healthy elderly subjects (61 years and over) compared to the healthy young subjects (20-40 years,(More)
The ability of normal subjects to increase their vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) gain with an imagined stationary frame of reference was dependent on their strategy and the test conditions. With large amplitude sinusoidal rotation (greater than 50 degrees) subjects could not increase their VOR gain regardless of the strategy used. With small amplitude(More)
PURPOSE Major breast cancer surgery is associated with a high incidence of postoperative nausea, vomiting and pain. Regional anaesthesia, with intraoperative sedation, would seem an ideal alternative to general anaesthesia for this type of surgery. We report our initial experience using paravertebral blocks (PVB) to provide anaesthesia for major breast(More)
BACKGROUND Metastatic disease remains the most frequent cause of treatment failure in the management of patients with breast cancer. A novel method that allows delivery of a gene into primary tumor cells was used to generate tumor cell vaccines to inhibit metastasis formation in tumor-bearing hosts. METHODS Inoculation of 2.5 x 10(4) 4T1 murine breast(More)
Present clinical studies of active immunotherapy for malignancies using dendritic cells (DCs) require elucidation of the sites where DCs localize after injection. We evaluated the pattern of distribution of in vitro-generated, antigen-loaded, human DCs labeled with indium-111 oxyquinoline after i.v., s.c., and intradermal injection. Whereas the DCs injected(More)
Introduction The phospholipid lipid phosphatidylserine (PS) normally resides in the inner plasma membrane leaflet in most mammalian cells, including tumor and tumor associated vascular cells. Inducers of cellular stress, such as hypoxia and oxygen radicals encountered in tumors, and treatments by cytotoxic therapies promote PS relocation to the outer leaf(More)
PURPOSE This work investigates X-PACT (X-ray Psoralen Activated Cancer Therapy): a new approach for the treatment of cancer. X-PACT utilizes psoralen, a potent anti-cancer therapeutic with immunogenic anti-cancer potential. Psoralen therapies have been limited due to the requirement for psoralen activation by UVA light. X-PACT solves this challenge by(More)
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