Matthew E. Wise

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This experiment was undertaken to determine whether the estrogen-induced LH and GnRH surge in the ewe is associated with activation of a specific subpopulation of neurons in the mid-brain of the ewe as indicated by a change in GnRH mRNA levels. Fifteen ovariectomized ewes were assigned to treatment groups 3-4 wk after ovariectomy. One group of ewes served(More)
Influenza-specific immune activity not only promotes virus clearance but also causes immunopathology, thereby underlining the importance of mounting a measured anti-viral immune response. Since complement bridges both the innate and adaptive immune systems and has been implicated in defence against influenza, the role of the complement regulator CD59a in(More)
To the Editor: In the past 20 years, Baylisascaris procyonis, the common intestinal roundworm of raccoons , has increasingly been recognized as a source of severe human neurologic disease that particularly affects children (1,2). Although human baylisascariasis appears to be rare, the devastating neurologic disease caused by this infection and the lack of(More)
The 2013 multistate outbreaks contributed to the largest annual number of reported US cases of cyclosporiasis since 1997. In this paper we focus on investigations in Texas. We defined an outbreak-associated case as laboratory-confirmed cyclosporiasis in a person with illness onset between 1 June and 31 August 2013, with no history of international travel in(More)
Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. [1] In this study chemical compositions of background aerosol and ice nuclei(More)
The life cycle of M. laryngeus is not completely known, but it is assumed to be similar to S. trachea, which penetrates the intestinal wall and migrates through the body of the animal to the tracheolaryngeal region (8). Eggs produced are deposited in the tracheal mucosa, swallowed, and pass in the feces. Chronic cough and fever are the major symptoms(More)
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor expression is regulated by estradiol and GnRH itself. The objective of this experiment was to determine the extent to which low levels of estradiol, similar to those observed during the transition from the luteal to the follicular phase of the estrous cycle, and GnRH interact to regulate expression of GnRH(More)
The object of this investigation was to determine whether chronic lateral ventricle infusion of a pineal gland-derived antigonadotropic decapeptide (AGD) would affect pulsatile luteinizing hormone (LH) release in conscious, unrestrained male rats. Adult male Harlan SD rats were bilaterally orchiectomized and maintained under conditions of controlled(More)
IMPORTANCE This large outbreak of foodborne salmonellosis demonstrated the complexity of investigating outbreaks linked to poultry products. The outbreak also highlighted the importance of efforts to strengthen food safety policies related to Salmonella in chicken parts and has implications for future changes within the poultry industry. OBJECTIVE To(More)
During 2012-2013, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and partners responded to a multistate outbreak of fungal infections linked to methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) injections produced by a compounding pharmacy. We evaluated the effects of public health actions on the scope of this outbreak. A comparison of 60-day case-fatality rates and(More)