Patricia L. Weigel Green

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BACKGROUND Previously we described a system whereby human peripheral blood T cells stimulated for 8 days in a cytokine cocktail acquired effector function for contact-dependent induction of proinflammatory cytokines from monocytes. We termed these cells cytokine-activated (Tck) cells and found that the signalling pathways elicited in the responding(More)
We and others have reported that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) synovial T cells can activate human monocytes/macrophages in a contact-dependent manner to induce the expression of inflammatory cytokines, including tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha). In the present study we demonstrate that RA synovial T cells without further activation can also induce(More)
IL-10 is an anti-inflammatory cytokine produced in the joint in rheumatoid arthritis by macrophages and infiltrating blood lymphocytes. Regulation of its expression is poorly understood, but previous findings have suggested that physical interactions with T cells may play a role. This report investigates signalling mechanisms involved in the production of(More)
INTRODUCTION Knowledge is everywhere. While most would argue this is of benefit, this fact poses a new challenge. How do we determine what is of value; that is, what knowledge should be collected, utilized and retained, versus what should be ignored or discarded? Our study focuses on the identification of individual Knowledge Management practices of(More)
In this paper, the authors outline the general principles behind an approach to Bayesian system identification and highlight the benefits of adopting a Bayesian framework when attempting to identify models of nonlinear dynamical systems in the presence of uncertainty. It is then described how, through a summary of some key algorithms, many of the potential(More)
This paper introduces a method for the identification of the parameters of nonlinear structures using a probabilistic Bayesian framework, employing a Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithm. This approach uses analytical models to describe the unforced, undamped dynamic responses of structures in the frequency–amplitude domain, known as the backbone curves. The(More)
Although strong binding interactions between protein receptor and ligand do not require the participation of a large number of amino acids in either site, short peptide chains are generally poor at recreating the types of protein-protein interactions which take place during cell recognition and signalling process, probably because their flexible backbones(More)
Two experiments studied the ways dogs perform on concurrent operant schedules when choosing between different amounts of food. Experiment 1 allowed six dogs to choose between obtaining different amounts of food available for responding on two levers. Across phases of the experiment, the food amounts were available in four different weight-to-weight ratios,(More)
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