Luke Davis

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We have characterized the immune system involvement in the disease processes of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in novel ways. To do so, we analyzed lung tissue from 21 cases of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and 21 (non-fibrotic, non-cancerous) controls for immune cell and inflammation-related markers. The immunohistochemical analysis of the tissue was(More)
The presence of immunoglobulin is shown to alter the network structure of gels formed from purified fibrinogen. Turbidity measurements were used to calculate the effect of increasing concentrations of immunoglobulin on the mass-length ratio of fibrin fibers composing the gels. Normal pooled, human IgG was found to reduce the mass-length ratio of fibrin(More)
BACKGROUND The immune system behaves like a complex, dynamic network with interacting elements including leukocytes, cytokines, and chemokines. While the immune system is broadly distributed, leukocytes must communicate effectively to respond to a pathological challenge. The Basic Immune Simulator 2010 contains agents representing leukocytes and tissue(More)
The effect of 200, 1000, and 5000 rads of mixed gamma-neutron radiations on total blood reducing sugar and blood glucose levels in guinea pigs was investigated 2 and 24 hours, and 9, 22, and 60 days postirradiation. In addition, the effectiveness of insulin and tolbutamide in these animals was evaluated before and after irradiation. Glucose increased to a(More)