Lia Perez

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The present investigations were designed to determine the role of activity at mu, kappa, and delta opioid receptor subtypes in conditioned immunomodulation by evaluating the effects of selective opioid receptor antagonists on conditioned stimulus-induced alterations in immune status. Lewis rats were exposed to an aversive conditioned stimulus that was(More)
Prior work in our laboratory has demonstrated that exposure to a conditioned aversive stimulus developed through pairings with electric shock results in pronounced alterations of immune status. These conditioned alterations of immune status include a decreased in natural killer cell activity, decreased production of interleukin-2 and gamma-interferon by(More)
Research from our laboratory has demonstrated that the presentation of an aversive conditioned stimulus produces pronounced suppression of several in vitro measures of immune status. The present study was designed to evaluate the role of central corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) in the mechanisms mediating these conditioned effects. The aversive(More)
Previous studies have shown that central injection of bombesin produces hypothermia in food-deprived, but not food satiated rats at normal ambient temperatures. The present study evaluated the effects of bombesin on core body temperature (Tb) and feeding behavior in rats pretreated with insulin. Administration of bombesin (0.25, 0.5, and 1.0 microgram) into(More)
Alloreactive T cells are crucial for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) pathophysiology, and modulating their trafficking patterns has been efficacious in ameliorating experimental disease. We report in this paper that P-selectin, a glycoprotein found on resting and inflamed endothelium, is important for donor alloreactive T cells trafficking into GVHD target(More)
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