Lisa Jean Moore

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beta-Lactam antibiotics cause release of pro-inflammatory bacterial cell wall structures. We determined the effect of penicillin treatment of Streptococcus pneumoniae on the induction of tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) genes by human macrophages and the influence of antibiotic concentration and bacterial growth(More)
The Streptococcus pneumoniae cell-wall components peptidoglycan and lipoteichoic acid activate Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2), which transduces an inflammatory response. After exposure to penicillin, type 2 S. pneumoniae strain D39, but not the isogenic autolysin-deficient mutant AL2, induced significantly enhanced interleukin-8 promoter activity in(More)
Neurocysticercosis, infection with larval Taenia solium, is a common, serious neuroparasitic infection. Larval degeneration results in inflammatory cell influx and granuloma formation which leads to clinical symptomatology. The role of chemokines in such cell influx is unknown. We demonstrate that monocyte stimulation by T. solium larval antigen (TsAg)(More)
This essay looks to the omission of aging queer bodies from new medical technologies of sex. We extend the Foucauldian space of the clinic to the mediascape, a space not only of representations but where the imagination is conditioned and different worlds dreamed into being. We specifically examine the relationship between aging queers and the marketing of(More)
Humans are drawn to bees. Unlike most familiar, flying insects such as mosquitoes or houseflies — those pests we impulsively dodge or swat — bees are likely to give us pause. Their appearance, buzz, wax, honey, and the collective productivity of the colony itself, generates reverence and awe, even with the threat of a sting. It is not surprising that poets(More)
OBJECTIVES The exposure of Streptococcus pneumoniae to cell-wall-active antibiotics in vivo and in vitro results in the release of bacterial components that can induce proinflammatory activation of human cells via toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2). The aim of this study was to compare the activation of human TLR2 pathways after exposure of S. pneumoniae to(More)
The role of media in collective action repertoires has been extensively studied, but media as an agent of socialization in social movement identity is less understood. It could be that social movement media is normalizing a particular activist identity to the exclusion of other demographics. For instance, Harper has identified white-centrism in(More)
OBJECTIVES Disease caused by penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (PRSP) is associated with more suppurative complications than disease caused by penicillin-susceptible S. pneumoniae (PSSP). Exposure of S. pneumoniae to beta-lactam antibiotics enhances the proinflammatory activation of human cells by pneumococci via Toll-like receptor-2 (TLR2). To(More)
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