Lisa Summers

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A growing body of evidence indicates that resolution of acute inflammation is an active process. Resolvins are a new family of lipid mediators enzymatically generated within resolution networks that possess unique and specific functions to orchestrate catabasis, the phase in which disease declines. Resolvin D2 (RvD2) was originally identified in resolving(More)
The CD1 molecules have been shown to present non-protein antigens, such as complex lipids to Mycobacteria, and may be important in presenting glycolipids which are involved in inflammatory neuropathies. To study the expression of CD1 molecules in peripheral nerve, we examined nerve biopsies from two patients with acute inflammatory demyelinating(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Inflammation is associated with oxidative stress and local generation of lipid peroxidation-derived aldehydes, such as 4-hydroxy-trans-2-nonenal (HNE). In most tissues, HNE is readily conjugated with glutathione and presently it is unknown whether glutathionyl-HNE (GS-HNE) plays a functional role in inflammation. Here, we sought to(More)
Recent studies have shown that conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) can inhibit the initiation and thus, incidence of mammary tumors in rodents. The concentration of CLA required for these effects was as low as 0.1% of the diet, with no increased effects above 1%. To date, there is little evidence that CLA has any effect on growth or metastasis of mammary tumors.(More)
Small sections of granulomas containing proliferating epithelium were incubated with a radio-opaque marker (Thorotrast) and tissue culture medium. Electron microscopic examination demonstrated that some epithelial cells had the potential to take up the marker whereas in control sections of apical cysts this did not occur. The implications of these results(More)
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