Linda Ann Everse

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In Zimbabwe, ocular squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) was frequently observed in 5 breeding herds of Simmental cattle, a Bos taurus breed originating from Switzerland. In these herds, initial signs of OSCC were already noticeable in cattle about 3 years old. Gradually, OSCC prevalence increased, and 36 to 53% of cattle over 7 years old had 1 or more tumors.(More)
There has been an apparent discrepancy between the results obtained with IL-2 based immunotherapy in animal tumour models, including veterinary cancer patients, and human cancer patients. We argue that this is due to differences in the therapeutic regimens used to treat human and veterinary cancer patients. The main differences are systemic therapy and(More)
T cells have an important role during the development of autoimmune diseases. In adjuvant arthritis, a model for rheumatoid arthritis, we found that the percentage of CD4+ T cells expressing the activation marker CD134 (OX40 antigen) was elevated before disease onset. Moreover, these CD134+ T cells showed a specific proliferative response to the(More)
The extremely different administration schedules that are used in testing recombinant interleukin-2 (rIL-2) therapies for cancer may account for the extreme variation in efficacy reported in various studies in animal models. A major point may be the variation of the time interval between tumor transplantation and rIL-2 therapy. We hypothesized that(More)
The aim of this work was to improve radiotherapy results by immune stimulation. We tested the effects of a combination of radio- and immunotherapy, i.e., local low dose recombinant interleukin-2 (rIL-2) treatment, in two murine tumor models. Syngeneic tumors (SL2 lymphoma or M8013 mammary carcinoma) were induced subcutaneously on one or both flanks of mice.(More)
 We have studied the effect of active specific immunization (ASI) on the antitumor response induced by locoregional, low-dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) therapy. On day 0, mice were injected i.p. with viable, syngeneic tumor cells and with irradiated tumor cells (ASI). Low-dose IL-2 treatment was given i.p. for 5 consecutive days. ASI led to extended survival in(More)
Major problems in the analysis of CD4+ effector cell and regulatory T cell (Treg) populations in an activated immune system are caused by the facts that both cell types can express CD25 and that the discriminatory marker forkhead box p3 can only be analyzed in nonviable (permeabilized) cells. Here, we show that CD134 (OX40) can be used as a discriminatory(More)
 To establish whether or not local low-dose recombinant interleukin-2 (rIL-2) therapy might result in therapeutic benefit for ovarian cancer patients treated with cisplatin, the antitumour effects of rIL-2 and of combined treatment with cisplatin and rIL-2 in a mouse ovarian tumour (MOT) model were studied. In addition, some possible mechanistic aspects(More)
Cancer treatment with IL-2 and IL-12 is thought to work via enhancement of proliferation and activity of T cells and NK cells. Incubation of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) and NK cells with IL-2 and/or IL-12 results in propagation of a distinct cell type called lymphokine-activated killers (LAK) characterized by increased lytic activity against many tumor(More)
BACKGROUND Graft versus host disease (GVHD) mediated by allogeneic donor T cells may be initiated and/or exacerbated by residual host antigen presenting cells (APC) which survive the transplant conditioning regimen. We examined whether the depletion of hepatic and splenic APC could reduce the severity of hepatic GVHD after bone marrow transplantation (BMT).(More)