R . H . Cypess

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Strains of mice sharing common H-2 haplotypes but different genetic backgrounds, and H-2 congenic strains of mice differing only at H-2 genes were studied to assess the role of H-2 and non-H-2 genes in immunity to challenge infections with the nematode parasite Nematospiroides dubius. Strains of mice sharing the H-2k haplotype were uniformly more(More)
Four serologic techniques for the diagnosis of visceral larva migrans caused by Toxocara canis, namely indirect hemagglutination (IHA), bentonite flocculation (BF), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and double diffusion in agar (Ouchterlony), were evaluated using sera sent to the Center for Disease Control from patients with a presumptive diagnosis(More)
This paper presents the site-specific cancer mortality, 1953-1966, for men employed in by-product coke plants in Allegheny County, Pa. Approximate relative risks, which take into account race, age, and calendar years of follow-up, have been calculated for various work areas of the coke plant. The major findings are: 1. As indicated previously by Lloyd and(More)
Adult mice were administered the common parasite Toxocara canis or lead or both. The parasite clearly altered mouse performance on tests of exploration, activity, learning, and motor coordination; behavioral effects in mice receiving lead alone were less general. Consequence of Toxocara administration appeared attenuated in animals receiving both agents.(More)
Seven of 10 patients with visceral larva migrans (VLM) had serum precipitating antibodies specific for larval antigens of Toxocara canis as determined by double diffusion in agar. Such antibodies were absent in 114 normal adults and 25 patients with collagen disease. Precipitation of ascarid components by C-reactive protein resulted in false-positive(More)
Binghamton Heterogeneous stock mice intubated with embryonated eggs from the common parasite of dogs, Toxocara canis, display dramatic alterations in behavior. Many of these behavioral changes are markedly attenuated if mice are maintained also on a drinking solution containing lead acetate. The data presented here, however, show that the extensive neural(More)
In the LAF1/J mouse strain, a single prior exposure to infective larvae of N. dubius given per os resulted in greater than 90% reduction of an homologous larval challenge; in contrast, a single larval sensitizing infection had no effect on adult worms introduced directly into the duodenum via laparotomy. The LAF1/J mice given a single sensitizing infection(More)
Two strains of mice which share identical H-2 genes but differ in their genetic backgrounds were compared for their ability to resist infection with Trichinella spiralis. The two strains of mice, C3HeB/FeJ and AKR/J, share the H-2k haplotype which is associated with susceptibility to primary infection with T. spiralis in H-2 congenic strains of mice. AKR/J(More)
The chronology of the antibody response to Dirofilaria immitis was measured in 2 groups of experimentally infected Beagle dogs. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), using a semipurified, adult D immitis-derived antigen was used to quantitate antibody levels. Group A consisted of 4 dogs inoculated once with D immitis infective larvae, 4 dogs(More)
The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using Toxocara canis larva-specific antigens was used to confirm a presumptive clinical diagnosis of visceral larva migrans in patients whose serum specimens were submitted to the Center for Disease Control. The clinical and epidemiological characteristics of patients with diagnostic ELISA titres (greater than(More)