M Travis Harrison

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Arsenicals are toxicants and carcinogens to which large numbers of people risk exposure by contaminated water, air pollution or industrial contact. Several animal studies have determined that inorganic arsenicals are immunotoxic, but the mechanism of immune suppression is not clear. In this study, we show that trivalent arsenic inhibits enzymatic activity(More)
Although the absolute proportion of veterans compared with nonveterans in state and federal prison continues to decline, the number of older adult veterans who are imprisoned is rising. A multifaceted structured living program for geriatric prisoners in Nevada provides for the psychological, physical, and spiritual needs of aging incarcerated veterans. We(More)
The semiconductor gallium arsenide (GaAs) is classified as an immunotoxicant and a carcinogen. We previously showed that GaAs in vivo induces several phenotypic changes in macrophages located at the exposure site, indicative of an activated state. These physiological alterations may be a primary or secondary consequence of chemical exposure. To discern(More)
Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) causes an antigen-dependent defect in the ability of macrophages to activate helper T cells, and this drug-induced impairment is mediated through the peripheral CB2 receptor. Various requirements for the processing of the antigen, lysozyme, were examined to determine where along the pathway THC exerts its influence. A(More)
Gallium arsenide (GaAs) is a semiconductor utilized in electronics and computer industries. GaAs exposure of animals causes local inflammation and systemic immune suppression. Mice were administered 2 to 200 mg/kg GaAs. On day 5, intratracheal instillation increased lung weights in a dose-dependent manner and induced pulmonary inflammation exemplified by(More)
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