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AIMS Axonal pathology extends to the axonal cytoarchitecture leaving its signature on axoskeletal proteins. This study investigated whether neurofilament (NfH) phosphorylation would relate to the dynamics of axonal pathology in multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS NfH phosphoforms (SMI32, SMI34, SMI35) were quantified by ELISA from microdissected samples of(More)
The technique of DNAin situ end-labelling (ISEL) for the detection of apoptotic cells has recently become the method of choice. The incorporation of a labelled nucleotide to facilitate detection into the single-stranded region of DNA cleaved by endogenous nucleases has proved to be a sensitive and straightforward technique. Previous reports have applied the(More)
In the brain of patients with AIDS, HIV-1 is localised in a productive form in mononuclear cells. One issue that still needs clarification is whether HIV is localised in cells other than those of mononuclear lineage. Gene amplification by polymerase chain reaction/in situ hybridisation (PCR-IS) could shed light on it. In this study, formalin-fixed,(More)
The composition and protein quality of the two most important Western Australian export-quality pollens were investigated. Crude pollen protein content was 20.6% and 27.9% for Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) and Marri (Eucalyptus calophylla), respectively. Lysine was the limiting amino acid relative to the FAO protein scoring pattern (Food and Agriculture(More)
The discovery that chemokines and their receptors (in particular CXCR-4 and CCR-5) play a role in HIV infection challenges traditional views on the pathogenesis of HIV infection in man and identifies new potential targets for therapeutic intervention. Several groups as well as our pilot study have found that increased numbers of CCR-5 positive(More)
An autoimmune mechanism in the pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is suggested by response to immunosuppression, with CD8+ T-lymphocytes implicated in the haematopoietic suppression. We therefore sought evidence for human leucocyte antigen (HLA) restriction and variant frequency differences in selected polymorphisms at the loci for the(More)