Mark R Stanley Price

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BACKGROUND Bacterial endotoxin is known to induce interferon gamma and interleukin 12 production, and therefore has the potential to decrease allergen sensitisation. To find out the role of early chronic endotoxin exposure in the development of allergen sensitisation and asthma, we compared concentrations of endotoxin in house dust with allergen(More)
In 65 patients with systemic breast cancer, a biochemical response index using three tumour markers in combination, carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), carbohydrate antigen 15-3 (CA 15-3) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), allowed objective biochemical assessment of response to endocrine therapy. Changes in these three markers at 2, 4 and 6 months showed(More)
The overexpression of activated, myristoylated Akt in the midgut of female transgenic Anopheles stephensi results in resistance to infection with the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum but also decreased lifespan. In the present study, the understanding of mitochondria-dependent midgut homeostasis has been expanded to explain this apparent paradox(More)
BACKGROUND Anopheles gambiae is the primary mosquito vector of human malaria parasites in sub-Saharan Africa. To date, three innate immune signaling pathways, including the nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB-dependent Toll and immune deficient (IMD) pathways and the Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators of transcription (Jak-STAT) pathway, have been(More)
Urinary mucins which express determinants for the anti-breast carcinoma monoclonal antibody, NCRC-11 (IgM), closely resemble the mammary mucins found in milk fat globules and carcinomas. An IgG3 monoclonal antibody, C595, was prepared against urinary mucins isolated on a NCRC-11 antibody affinity column, and this 'second generation' antibody was shown to(More)
The morphology, cell growth, antigenic expression and tumorigenicity of cell subpopulations from the A549 lung adenocarcinoma isolated by Percoll gradient separation have been analysed. Four subpopulations were obtained (subpopulations A, B, C and D). Immunocytochemical analysis of several antigens was performed with monoclonal antibodies (MAbs): MUC1 mucin(More)
NCRC-11 is an IgM monoclonal antibody which defines an antigen found in most epithelial malignancies. The antigen has previously been shown to be a high mol. wt. glycoprotein (greater than 400,000) and in this study, antigen preparations were isolated by immunoadsorbent chromatography from ovarian mucinous and ovarian serous cyst adenocarcinoma and from(More)
We report a comparative study of CA 15.3 and EMCA (epithelial mucin core antigen) in 77 consecutive women with newly diagnosed UICC assessable metastatic breast cancer, 59 patients received hormones and 18 chemotherapy. Assessments of response were made prior to commencing therapy and repeated 2 monthly. Sites of metastatic disease included bone (34),(More)
Serum CA19-9 levels have been measured in 34 patients with asymptomatic colorectal cancer, 39 age and sex matched subjects with healthy colons (as assessed at full colonoscopy) and 55 patients known to have liver metastases from primary colorectal cancers. In subjects with asymptomatic cancer the median CA19-9 was 12.75 U ml-1 (0.0-280.7 U ml-1), in the(More)