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Many plant compounds are able to modulate growth and reproduction of herbivores by directly interacting with steroid hormone systems. In insects, several classes of phytochemicals, including the phytoestrogens, interfere with molting and reproduction. We investigated whether the anti-ecdysone activity may be due to interaction with the ecdysone receptor(More)
Apolipoprotein E (apoE), but not apoAI or apoCIII, suppresses mitogen-activated T lymphocyte proliferation, independent of the type of activation signal. Both CD4 and CD8 T cells are inhibited. ApoE inhibits T cell proliferation, in part, by reducing the production of bioactive interleukin 2 (IL2). IL2 activity is reduced by approximately 50-65% in cultures(More)
Apolipoprotein E (apoE), a lipid transport protein important in cholesterol homeostasis, inhibits the proliferation of interleukin-dependent lymphocytes. Growth factor-responsive cells are blocked in the G1A phase of the cell cycle. Suppression by apoE is independent of growth factor, as evidenced by the fact that interleukin-2 (IL2)- and IL4-dependent(More)
Apoliprotein E (apoE) is a potent suppressor of interleukin 2- (IL2-) dependent T lymphocyte proliferation. In this study, we have used a range of monomeric and dimeric peptides encompassing amino acids 130-169 in human apoE to locate a region with both cytostatic and cytotoxic effects on IL2-dependent T lymphocytes. Monomeric peptides representing residues(More)
Apolipoprotein J (apoJ) is an abundant glycoprotein in many biological fluids, and its constitutive high level synthesis is characteristic of many epithelial cells exposed to harsh fluids such as urine, bile, and gastric secretions. In addition, dramatic induction of apoJ occurs in cells surrounding several kinds of pathological lesions. Because platelets(More)
Recent national and global initiatives have drawn attention to the importance of sexual health to individuals' well-being. These initiatives advocate enhancement of efforts to address this under-represented topic in health professions curricula. University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) has undertaken a comprehensive effort to develop an integrated(More)
Apolipoprotein E (apoE) has been localized to the neurofibrillary tangles and beta-amyloid-containing plaques found in the cortex of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) (14, 28), suggesting that apoE may play a role in this disorder. Recently, synthetic peptides containing a sequence within apoE (amino acids 141-155) were found to be cytotoxic to T(More)
Soaring costs of health care, patients living longer with chronic illnesses, and continued attrition of interest in primary care contribute to the urgency of developing an improved model of health care delivery. Out of this need, the concept of the team-based, patient-centered medical home (PCMH) has developed. Amidst implementation in academic settings,(More)
Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, and Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Departments of(More)