Lisa Wathen

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Alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptors, one subtype in the family of ionotropic glutamate receptors, are the main receptors responsible for excitatory signaling in the mammalian central nervous system. Previous studies utilitizing the isolated ligand binding domain of these receptors have provided insight into the role of(More)
A pseudorabies virus variant ( mar197 -1) containing a mutation in a viral glycoprotein with a molecular weight of 50,000 ( gp50 ) was isolated by selecting for resistance to a neurtralizing monoclonal antibody ( MCA50 -1) directed against gp50 . This mutant was completely resistant to neutralization with MCA50 -1 in the presence or absence of complement,(More)
Antigenic variants of pseudorabies virus (PRV) containing mutations in a viral glycoprotein with a molecular weight of 82,000 (gIII) were isolated by selecting for resistance to a complement-dependent neutralizing monoclonal antibody (MCA82-2) directed against gIII. These mutants were completely resistant to neutralization with MCA82-2 in the presence of(More)
Hybridoma cell lines producing monoclonal antibodies to pseudorabies virus (PRV) were established. The monoclonal antibodies were characterized with respect to their antigenic specifications and biological activities. Two monoclonal antibodies immunoprecipitated the 50 kDa PRV glycoprotein (gp50) and two immunoprecipitated the 82 kDa glycoprotein (gp82).(More)
Glucan, a beta-1, 3 polyglucose, was administered to mice either 1 h before or 1 h after a 650 rad exposure to cobalt-60 radiation. Compared to radiation controls, glucan-treated mice consistantly exhibited a more rapid recovery of pluripotent stem cells and committed granulocyte, macrophage, and erythroid progenitor cells. This may partially explain the(More)
The studies reported in this paper evaluated one of the mechanisms by which extramedullary tumor caused anemia, neutrophilia, medullary erythroblastopenia, and suppression of marrow stromal cells (MSC) in tumor bearing mice. Since MSC have been shown to support hemopoiesis, we asked whether tumor released a suppressor which directly inhibited MSC colonies,(More)
Our earlier studies in mice showed that sequential radiation and cyclophosphamide suppressed marrow stromal cells (MSC) and prevented local hemopoietic repopulation for several months. Because others have shown that busulfan administration caused marrow aplasia, we studied its ability, combined with radiation, to produce a persistent microenvironmental(More)