Peter J. Morris

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Recent progress in islet isolation from the pancreas of large mammals including man, accentuated the need for the development of precise and reproducible techniques to assess islet yield. In this report both quantitative and qualitative criteria for islet isolation assessment were discussed, the main topics being the determination of number, volume, purity,(More)
The systemic cytokine response to major surgical trauma was studied in 20 patients undergoing elective aortic surgery and five patients after inguinal hernia repair. Tumour necrosis factor alpha and interferon gamma were not detected in these patients. An early and short-lived interleukin 1 beta (IL-1 beta) response to major surgery was detected only by(More)
We present evidence that donor-reactive CD4(+) T cells present in mice tolerant to donor alloantigens are phenotypically and functionally heterogeneous. CD4(+) T cells contained within the CD45RB(high) fraction remained capable of mediating graft rejection when transferred to donor alloantigen-grafted T cell-depleted mice. In contrast, the CD45RB(low)(More)
Dendritic cells (DC) in nonlymphoid organs can internalize and process foreign antigens before migrating to secondary lymphoid tissues to initiate primary immune responses. However, there is little information on which stimuli promote migration of DC from the tissues. Systemic administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS), which induces in vivo production of(More)
In a study of 972 patients with diabetes mellitus, humoral pancreatic islet-cell antibodies (I.C.Ab.) were detected in highest prevalence in insulin-treated diabetics with (38 per cent) and without (22 per cent) associated overt organ-specific autoimmune disease (A.I.D.) where consideration was not given to the duration of diabetes. They were also detected(More)
The urological complications in the first consecutive 1,000 renal transplants at our transplant center are reported with a minimum followup of 12 months. The kidney was implanted in the iliac fossa in all cases and in all but 3 the ureter was inserted into the bladder with a Politano-Leadbetter technique. Overall, there were 71 primary complications in 68(More)
BACKGROUND In the UK, kidneys are exchanged between centres on the basis of matching for HLA. We analysed various factors that might affect graft outcome to establish whether exchange of kidneys on this basis remains valid. METHODS 6363 primary cadaveric renal transplants carried out in 23 centres in the UK between 1986 and 1993 were used in the analysis.(More)
The behavior of Langerhans cells (LC) has been examined after skin transplantation and in an organ culture system. Within 24 h (and even within 4 h of culture), LC in epidermal sheets from allografts, isografts, and explants dramatically increased in size and expression of major histocompatibility complex class II molecules, and their numbers were markedly(More)
The Brn-3a POU family transcription factor has been shown to strongly activate expression of the Bcl-2 proto-oncogene and thereby protect neuronal cells from programmed cell death (apoptosis). This activation of the Bcl-2 promoter by Brn-3a is strongly inhibited by the p53 anti-oncogene protein. This inhibitory effect of p53 on Brn-3a-mediated(More)
We have developed a single DNA typing method which uses 144 sequence-specific primer (SSP) reactions to simultaneously detect all known HLA-A, B, C, DRB1, DRB3, DRB4, DRB5 and DQB1 specificities in an allele specific or group specific manner using the same method, reagents, PCR parameters and protocols for all loci. The results from this integrated class I(More)