Maryrose J. Conklyn

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Because of its requirement for signaling by multiple cytokines, Janus kinase 3 (JAK3) is an excellent target for clinical immunosuppression. We report the development of a specific, orally active inhibitor of JAK3, CP-690,550, that significantly prolonged survival in a murine model of heart transplantation and in cynomolgus monkeys receiving kidney(More)
Janus kinase 3 (JAK3) is a cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase associated with the common gamma chain, an integral component of cytokine receptors of the interleukin (IL)-2 family, including IL-4, -7, -9, -15, and -21. CP-690550 is a JAK3 inhibitor with immunosuppressive properties under development for transplantation. We evaluated alterations in circulating(More)
The enzyme, 5'-nucleotidase (5'N) (E.C.- is present in lymphocytes isolated from the blood of normal subjects. This activity is markedly decreased or not detectable in the cells from three-quarters of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), while supranormal levels are found in less than 10% of the cases. To determine whether the decreased(More)
Purity: >95% as determined by SDS-PAGE analysis. Biological Activity: The biological activity was determined by measuring the dose dependent mobilization of intracellular calcium (calcium flux) of human neutrophils. Significant calcium mobilization is observed with >50 ng/mL of recombinant mouse KC. The optimal concentration for each specific application(More)
The Duffy antigen/receptor for chemokines (DARC), first identified on erythrocytes, functions not only as a promiscuous chemokine receptor but also as a receptor for the malarial parasite, Plasmodium vivax. The recent finding that DARC is ubiquitously expressed by endothelial cells lining postcapillary venules provides a possible insight into the function(More)
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