Mackenzie Stevenson

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To evaluate the role of NADPH oxidase-mediated reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in multiple sclerosis pathogenesis, we examined the effects of apocynin, an NADPH oxidase assembly inhibitor, on experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). EAE was induced by immunization with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG (35-55)) in C57BL/6 female(More)
BACKGROUND The CXC-chemokine expression is linked with colorectal cancer (CRC) progression but their significance in resected CRC is unclear. We explored the prognostic impact of such expression in stage II and III CRC. METHODS Tissue microarrays were constructed from stage II and III CRC biopsies (n=254), and the expression of CXCL1 and CXCL8, and their(More)
The nuclear enzyme poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1) is required for pro-inflammatory effects of TNFα. Our previous studies demonstrated that PARP-1 mediates TNFα-induced NF-κB activation in glia. Here, we evaluated the mechanisms by which TNFα activates PARP-1 and PARP-1 mediates NF-κB activation. Primary cultures of mouse cortical astrocytes and(More)
Metallothionein (MT) crypt-restricted immunopositivity indices (MTCRII) are colonic crypt stem cell mutation markers that may be induced early and in abundance after mutagen treatment. Metallothionein is the endogenous reporter gene for MTCRII, but is not typically implicated in the classical pathway of colorectal tumorigenesis. Hence, the oncological(More)
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