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Oligodendroglial gliomatosis cerebri is very rare. We describe 42-year-old woman who had low-grade oligodendroglial gliomatosis cerebri confirmed on stereotactic biopsy. The diffuse nature of the tumour was apparent clinically, neurophysiologically, on MRI and on proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). She also had an isolated, false-localising(More)
We have analyzed the relationship between donor mismatches at each HLA locus and development of HLA locus-specific antibodies in patients listed for repeat transplantation. HLA antibody screening was undertaken using single-antigen beads in 131 kidney transplant recipients returning to the transplant waiting list following first graft failure. The number of(More)
Intermediate filaments are ubiquitous in eukaryotic cells, but their functions are poorly understood. The Xenopus oocyte contains both messenger RNA and protein products of cytokeratin and vimentin genes in non-overlapping arrays. The cytokeratin filaments contain dimers of the type I (acidic) subunit XLK3a(19), and the type II (basic) subunit XCK1(8),(More)
BACKGROUND Acute tubulo-interstitial nephritis (TIN) is an important cause of acute renal failure, and is often caused by hypersensitivity to drugs. The aim of this study was to determine the aetiology of interstitial nephritis among an unselected cohort of patients, and to identify those drugs commonly implicated. METHODS A single-centre retrospective(More)
STAT4 signaling, activated by either interleukin 12 (IL12) or interferon alpha (IFNalpha), promotes T(H)1 responses in CD4(+) T cells. Vascular endothelial cells (EC) may also become polarized in response to various cytokines, favoring recruitment and activation of T(H)1 or T(H)2 effector cells. Here we have investigated the role of the STAT4 pathway in EC.(More)
We have made antibodies against fusion proteins of Xenopus vimentin. We show for the first time the distribution of vimentin in larval stages, where it is found in cells of mesenchymal origin, and in radial glial cells. In sections of Xenopus oocytes and early embryos, immunocytochemistry reveals the presence of an extensive cytoplasmic network, distributed(More)
The mammalian c-kit receptor tyrosine kinase gene is required during embryogenesis for the survival and/or proliferation of three migrating stem cell populations: primordial germ cells, haematopoietic stem cells and neural crest-derived melanoblasts. We have cloned a Xenopus gene, XKrk1, whose closest relative is c-kit. Differences in the expression pattern(More)
We report the identity of a major component of Triton-insoluble extracts from Xenopus oocytes and early embryos. In a previous paper we showed that an antibody, Z9, cross-reacts with two polypeptides from such extracts (Mr 56,000 and 57,000) as well as Xenopus vimentin. Direct microsequencing of the Mr 57,000 protein shows near identity of three tryptic(More)
BACKGROUND There is no consensus on the usage of erythropoietin in the immediate postoperative period to prevent anemia and delayed graft function. METHODS A retrospective case note audit of renal transplants included hemoglobin (Hb) and serum creatinine (Scr) values preoperatively as well as at days 7, 14, 30, 60, and 90. Patients were categorized as(More)
Histological assessment of baseline chronic kidney injury may discriminate kidneys that are suitable for transplantation, but has not been validated for appraisal of donation after circulatory death (DCD) kidneys. 'Time-zero' biopsies for 371 consecutive, solitary, deceased-donor kidneys transplanted at our center between 2006 and 2010 (65.5% DCD, 34.5%(More)