Lucianne Dobson

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Microglia express three isoforms of the NADPH oxidase, Nox1, Nox2 and Nox4, with the potential to produce superoxide (O(2) ˙(-) ). Microglia also express neurotransmitter receptors, which can modulate microglial responses. In this study, microglial activity of Nox1, Nox2 and Nox4 in primary rat cultured microglia or the rodent BV2 cell line were altered by(More)
SummaryPost-partum choriocarcinoma is a rare complication of pregnancy. We have analysed a series of nine consecutive patients presenting with choriocarcinoma after a full-term non-molar pregnancy. All patients were managed at the Supraregional Trophoblastic Disease Screening and Treatment Centre at Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield between 1987 and 1996. All(More)
Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), a pro-inflammatory cytokine essential for the function of the immune system, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Production of TNF-alpha is regulated at both the transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels by a number of factors including interleukin-10 (IL-10). We(More)
We report a retrospective study of all patients with localised non-Hodgkin's lymphoma referred to the Sheffield Lymphoma Group (1970-1995). A total of 1,979 patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma were seen: 553 (28%) presented with stage I or II disease, 411 (21%) extranodal, 142 (7%) nodal. The commonest extranodal sites were head and neck, gastrointestinal(More)
Persistent gestational trophoblastic disease is potentially fatal, but the majority of patients are cured with chemotherapy. Any developments in treatment are therefore being directed towards maintaining efficacy and reducing toxicity. We evaluated efficacy and toxicity of methotrexate, etoposide and dactinomycin (MEA) as first-line therapy for high risk(More)
Huntington's disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative condition characterized by pathology in the brain and peripheral tissues. Hyperactivity of the innate immune system, due in part to NFκB pathway dysregulation, is an early and active component of HD. Evidence suggests targeting immune disruption may slow disease progression. Laquinimod is an orally active(More)
Two siblings with a severe multiorgan polycystic disease presenting in the neonatal period were identified. Their genetic testing identified compound heterozygous NPHP3 gene mutations, parents being heterozygous carriers. The mutations included a splice-site (c.958-2A>G) and a missense mutation (c.2342G>A; p.G781D), both being extremely rare. NPHP3 encodes(More)
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