Nicholas H Bishop

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Development is punctuated by morphogenetic rearrangements of epithelial tissues, including detachment of motile cells during epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Dramatic actin rearrangements occur as cell-cell junctions are dismantled and cells become independently motile during EMT. Characterizing dynamic actin rearrangements and identifying actin(More)
The ontogeny of the IgG response in rabbits with experimental syphilis to individual polypeptides of Treponema pallidum, Nichols strain, was examined. The polypeptides of motile, virulent T. pallidum, purified from host tissue by Percoll density gradient centrifugation, were separated on SDS-polyacrylamide gels and were electrophoretically transferred to a(More)
Evidence for a humoral mechanism in immunity to experimental syphilis was provided by the demonstration of immune rabbit serum factor(s) capable of inactivating virulent Treponema pallidum, Nichols strain, in an in vitro-in vivo neutralization test. After intratesticular infection, rabbits were bled periodically and their resistance to reinfection was(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The dramatic results of the Edmonton Protocol in 2000 triggered tremendous excitement over the application of pancreatic islet transplantation as a viable approach to achieving consistent insulin independence in type 1 diabetic patients. However, this optimism in the field was tempered by follow-up studies showing frequent attrition of(More)
Evidence of a role for human factor(s) in immunity to experimental syphilis has been provided by the demonstration that passive immunization of rabbits by daily i.v. injections of immune serum significantly delays the appearance and markedly diminishes the severity and duration of lesions which develop after challenge with Treponema pallidum. Five rabbits(More)
Radioiodinated staphylococcal protein A (SpA) was used to detect the immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody response to Treponema pallidum in experimental syphilis. This solid-phase assay is based on the principle that SpA binds avidly to the Fc portion of mammalian IgG. The optimal number of organisms for detection of antibody was 10(5) per microwell. Of eight(More)
The ontogeny of the immunoglobulin G (IgG) immune response in experimental syphilis was determined by use of an antitreponemal microassay (SPA-TP) in which radioiodinated staphylococcal protein A (SPA) was used. Results were compared with those obtained in the same rabbits by use of the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL), fluorescent treponemal(More)
BACKGROUND Despite ongoing advances in the clinical islet transplant field, progressive decline in graft function continues to reduce the long-term success of islet transplantation for restoring euglycemia in type 1 diabetic recipients. To preserve graft function and avoid the use of chronic immunosuppressive drug therapy, a key goal is to induce(More)
Diabetes is prevalent among solid organ transplant recipients and is universal among islet transplant recipients. Whereas diabetes is often considered to result in an immune-compromised state, the impact of chronic hyperglycemia on host alloimmunity is not clear. Potential immune-modifying effects of obesity, autoimmunity, or diabetogenic agents like(More)
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