Paul Gene Swann

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Cytokines are critically important for the growth and development of a variety of cells. Janus kinases (JAKs) associate with cytokine receptors and are essential for transmitting downstream cytokine signals. However, the regulation of the enzymatic activity of the JAKs is not well understood. Here, we investigated the role of tyrosine phosphorylation of(More)
The present study investigated the mechanism by which eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) inhibit platelet activation induced by thromboxane A2. DHA was found to be more potent than EPA in blocking platelet aggregation induced by the stable thromboxane A2 mimetic, U46619. Furthermore, this inhibition by DHA or EPA was competitive.(More)
Adult male mice from four inbred albino strains (SJL/J, NZW/BL, BALB/c HeA, and SWR/J) were subjected to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure (302 nm peak wavelength, intensity 398 microW/cm2) for 3.25 min and photographed 4 days postexposure to assess corneal clouding. Corneal extracts from control (unexposed) mice from each strain, were also monitored for(More)
Human platelet lipids were enriched in vitro with different amounts of either docosahexaenoic acid (22:6n-3), eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5n-3) or linoleic acid (18:2n-6). Of the total fatty acid incorporated, between 82 and 95% was associated with the phospholipid (PL) fraction, with the remainder as either neutral lipid or hydroxy fatty acid. Within the PL(More)
Adult male C57BL/6J inbred mice were subjected to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure (302-nm peak wavelength; average intensity 282 microW/cm2) for 1 h and monitored for ocular aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) and alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) activity changes over a period of 25 days. Dramatic reductions in activities were observed by 4-6 days postexposure,(More)
Murine hybridoma cells used in the production of monoclonal antibodies (mAb's) produce endogenous type C retrovirus particles. Regulatory agencies require a demonstration that mAb's intended for human use are free of retrovirus with an adequate margin of safety. This is usually achieved by validation studies, performed at small scale, to demonstrate that(More)
Src kinases and protein kinase C (PKC) have been well studied for their role in oncogenic and normal cellular processes. Herein we report on a novel regulatory pathway mediated by the interaction of PKC-delta with p53/56Lsy (Lyn) and with p60Src (Src) that results in the phosphorylation and increased activity of Lyn and Src. In the RBL-2H3 mast cell line,(More)
Aggregation of FcepsilonRI on mast cells results in the phosphorylation of the FcepsilonRIgamma chain on tyrosine and threonine residues within the immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motif. In the present study we sought to identify the site of threonine phosphorylation in FcepsilonRIgamma and investigate its functional importance. We found that(More)
A survey of two and three-dimensional flow-visualization techniques is provided. Our approach is base on applying volume rendering to flow-visualization data. Linear interpolation and B-Spline approximation is used. Several views are given for linear interpolation and B-spline approximation. Our aim is to offer researchers to "see" three-dimensional (3-D)(More)
We sought to develop a peptide library in solution and dynamically screen this library for peptides that would bind to macromolecules of interest. Peptide diversity was achieved in an initial stock solution of peptides by using proteases under conditions in which both hydrolysis and synthesis occurred. As an example, a simple reaction containing YGG, FL and(More)