Margaret Heidrick

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Cytokines are a heterogenous group of polypeptide mediators that have been associated with activation of numerous functions, including the immune system and inflammatory responses. The cytokine families include, but are not limited to, interleukins (IL-I alpha, IL-I beta, ILIra and IL-2-IL-15), chemokines (IL-8/ NAP-I, NAP-2, MIP-I alpha and beta,(More)
The age-related decline in immune function, which is thought to be responsible for the increased incidence with age of certain diseases, including cancer, has been attributed primarily to a loss of T-lymphocyte function. As free radical reactions may contribute to cellular deterioration and loss of cell function with age, we investigated the effect of(More)
Adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate, at a concentration of 40 micrograms per milliliter, inhibits the growth of HeLa and strain L cells in culture. The inhibition becomes progressively greater during the incubation of the cells. Adenosine 5'-monophosphate and adenosine, metabolites of adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate, do not affect the growth of either cell culture.(More)
In general, both cell-mediated and humoral immune activities decline with advancing age and, associated with this decline, is an increase in the incidence of certain types of autoimmune disease, cancer and infection. Not only may the relationship be causal, but the former may be a significant factor involved in the expression of the latter. Discussion is(More)
Spleen cells from young (3-5 months) and old (22-27 months) mice were assessed in cultures, both in vivo and in vitro, for their anti-sheep RBC response separately and in mixtures. Pooled young spleens, pooled old spleens, and individual old spleens were analysed. The response of pure young spleen cells was always higher than that of pure old spleen cells(More)