Meredith M Harvey

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Maternal and fetal lymphocytes were tolerant of each other in the bidirectional mixed lymphocyte reaction. This seems to be the principal reason why the mother does not reject the fetal allograft. Tolerance between maternal and fetal cells must be largely due to a genetic mechanism, because the bidirectional mixed lymphocyte reaction between parents and(More)
The isotype distribution of human IgG antibodies reactive with common dietary proteins has been evaluated in sera from adult patients with the irritable bowel syndrome and with bronchial asthma using a solid-phase immunoassay (ELISA). In both these medical disorders, serum antibodies reactive with ovalbumin or gliadin were restricted predominantly to the(More)
Serum IgG antibodies reactive with different dietary proteins have been detected in a significant proportion of adult patients with coeliac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis and atopic eczema. Serum anti-milk antibodies were shown to be distributed predominantly between the IgG2 and IgG4 subclasses, whereas anti-gliadin antibodies in atopic eczema were(More)
The antigenic specificity of human serum IgG antibodies reactive with common dietary proteins has been evaluated by competitive binding using a solid-phase immunoassay (ELISA). Antibodies reactive with bovine milk antigens were shown to be reactive predominantly with casein, rather than alpha-lactalbumin, beta-lactoglobulin, gamma-globulin or albumin.(More)
Sera from 262 blood donors were tested against wheat gliadin and bovine milk antigens employing an ELISA system. 9.2% of the sera clearly contained antibodies, predominantly IgG but also including IgA and occasional IgM, reactive with either gliadin (11/262) or milk (13/262). There was no overlap between the gliadin and milk groups, and only one of these(More)
Emotion context sensitivity is the ability to respond emotionally in a manner that is functionally appropriate for the context in which the emotion arises. This study examined the relationship between emotion context sensitivity and treatment adherence in adults with the chronic illness Thalassemia. Emotional responses were measured by examining the(More)
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