Ljubisa J Dragovic

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Activation of the vascular endothelium is thought to be an important facet of inflammation, thrombosis, and vasculitis. Activated endothelial cells express a number of immunologically relevant surface markers not expressed by normal endothelial cells. Many of these surface antigens are thought to augment adhesion reactions and migration. Our results show(More)
We used in situ hybridization to study the expression of herpes simplex virus type 1 genes during latent infections of human sensory ganglia. Trigeminal ganglia were recovered at autopsy from 24 subjects with no evidence of an active herpetic infection. These ganglia were hybridized to 35S-labeled single-stranded RNA probes spanning 72 percent of the herpes(More)
The foramen caecum (FC) is a triangular-shaped fossa situated in the midline on the base of the brain stem, at the pontomedullary junction. Although this area is known to have a very high concentration of brainstem perforating vessels, its microvascular anatomy has not been studied in detail. The purpose of this study was to detail the microvasculature of(More)
Although the mechanisms governing EC activation are not well understood, evidence points to a role for locally released cytokines from activated leukocytes. We propose that the sequence of events that result in EC activation are important in perivascular leukocyte infiltration into the CNS seen in MS. In the present study we examined expression of EC(More)
The cellular localization and viral transcription patterns of acute and latent varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infections of human sensory nerve ganglia were studied by in situ hybridization and compared with those of latent herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection. Trigeminal and dorsal root ganglia obtained at autopsy were hybridized with 35S-labeled(More)
Previous studies with a panel of myelin basic protein (MBP)-specific human T-cell clones suggested a clustering of epitopes in the middle and at the C terminus of the molecule. The current study demonstrates that 19 of 40 clones recognize a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues 152 to 170 of the human MBP molecule and that 9 clones recognize a(More)
Eosinophilic coronary monoarteritis is a rare condition of unexplained etiology involving selectively the left anterior descending coronary artery. This is a peculiar subset of the general pathoanatomic substrate of spontaneous coronary artery dissection. Dissection of the arterial wall ensues, complicated by acute coronary thrombosis and results in sudden(More)
The anterior cavernous sinus space is the venous space anterior to the cavernous carotid artery. It is tetrahedral in shape with the anterior apex at the superior orbital fissure. The superomedial wall is formed by the base of the anterior clinoid process. The inferomedial wall is formed by the sphenoid bone. The lateral wall consists of two layers of dura(More)
The neurotoxicity of the anticancer drug adriamycin was investigated in the peripheral nerve of the mouse. Injection of adriamycin into the sciatic nerve resulted in biochemical and morphologic signs of severe axonal degeneration. The biochemical evidence was based on marked increases in lysosomal enzyme activity. Acid protease and N-acetylglucosaminidase(More)
Myelin basic protein (BP)-specific T cell clones were used to study human T cell recognition sites on the BP molecule. Proliferation assays performed with a panel of xenogeneic BPs of known amino acid sequence and with large peptide fragments of human and guinea pig BPs demonstrated ten different patterns of reactivity. The data provide evidence for at(More)