Megan M Morris

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There exists a unique group of persons who are able to durably control HIV in the absence of therapy. The mechanisms of control in these persons remain poorly defined. In this study, we examined CD8(+) T-cell responses in blood and rectal mucosa from 17 "elite controllers" (viral load < 75 copies/mL), 11 "viremic controllers" (75-2000 copies/mL), 14(More)
A small percentage of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals, termed elite controllers, are able to spontaneously control HIV replication in blood. As the gastrointestinal mucosa is an important site of HIV transmission and replication as well as CD4+ T-cell depletion, it is important to understand the nature of the immune responses(More)
The formation of mutagens in the major cooked protein-rich foods in the US diet was studied in the Ames Salmonella typhimurium test. The nine protein-rich foods most commonly eaten in the USA--ground beef, beef steak, eggs, pork chops, fried chicken, pot-roasted beef, ham, roast beef and bacon--were examined for their mutagenicity towards S. typhimurium(More)
Previous studies have suggested that polyfunctional mucosal CD8(+) T-cell responses may be a correlate of protection in HIV controllers. Mucosal T-cell breadth and/or specificity may also contribute to defining protective responses. In this study, rectal CD8(+) T-cell responses to HIV Gag, Env, and Nef were mapped at the peptide level in four subject(More)
1. The metabolism of limonene-1,2-epoxide was studied following intraperitoneal injection in rats and in rat liver homogenates. 2. Limonene-1,2-glycol was the only neutral metabolite detected. Major limonene metabolites, p-mentha-2,8-dien-1-alpha and -beta-ol and p-mentha-1,8-dien-6-alpha and -beta-ol were not observed. 3. Limonene-1,2-epoxide is not a(More)
A survey of mutagen formation during the cooking of a variety of protein-rich foods that are minor sources of protein intake in the American diet is reported (see Bjeldanes, Morris, Felton et al. (1982) for survey of major protein foods). Milk, cheese, tofu and organ meats showed negligible mutagen formation except following high-temperature cooking for(More)
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