Marese Cregg

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Since the late 1970s, ecstasy (MDMA) has enjoyed increasing popularity as a recreational drug. We report a dramatic increase in reports of ecstasy ingestion to the National Poisons Information Centre from zero in January 1991 to thirty seven in June 1992. We have analysed these thirty seven cases retrospectively for age and sex distribution, clinical(More)
Adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are non-hematopoietic cells with multi-lineage potential which makes them attractive targets for regenerative medicine applications. However, to date, therapeutic success of MSC-therapy is limited and the genetic modification of MSCs using viral vectors is one option to improve their therapeutic potential. Ex-vivo genetic(More)
Investigations into cell therapies for application in organ transplantation have grown. Here, we describe the ex vivo generation of donor bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (BMDCs) and glucocorticoid-treated BMDCs with potent immunomodulatory properties for application in allogeneic transplantation. BMDCs were treated with dexamethasone (Dexa) to induce an(More)
To investigate the role of lentivirus-mediated overexpression of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) on rat corneal allograft survival. A fully allogeneic rat cornea transplant model was used for in vivo studies. Lentiviral (LV) vectors are efficient tools for ex vivo genetic modification of cultured corneas. LV vector encoding for PD-L1 (LV.PD-L1) and LV(More)
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