Rachel Kerman

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Failure of axon regeneration in the mammalian CNS is attributable in part to the presence of various inhibitory molecules, including myelin-associated proteins and proteoglycans enriched in glial scars. Here, we evaluate whether axon guidance molecules also regulate regenerative growth after injury in adulthood. Wnts are a large family of axon guidance(More)
The dose of pneumococcal polysaccharide type III required to induce immunologic paralysis in newborn offspring of immunologically paralyzed mice was one-tenth of the corresponding paralyzing dose for newborn offspring of normal mice. Similarly, immunization of the offsprinig of the paralyzed mice was accomplished with one-tenth the dose of polysaccharide(More)
Immunosuppressive agents may initiate their pharmacologic action by disrupting phosphorylation cascades critical to T lymphocyte intracellular signaling after alloantigen recognition. Activator of DNA Replication (ADR), a transduction signal sensitive to CsA as well as rapamycin (RAPA) immunosuppression, seemed a likely candidate for phosphoregulation. This(More)
A method is described for eliciting a delayed hypersensitive cell mediated immune response in the Syrian hamster cheek pouch. Using a sensitizing dose of 0.1% DNCB and a challenge dose of 0.01% DNCB 14 days later resulted in a histologically positive lymphocyte infiltrate in the challenge area. These results indicate that the hamster cheek pouch may not be(More)
Immune stimulation with an agent such as dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB) may delay chemical carcinogenesis. Dimethylbenzanthracene (DMBA) was used to chemically induce tumors in the hamster buccal pouch. Hamsters were studied for the effect of DNCB sensitization in the buccal pouch prior to or after DMBA tumor induction. At appropriate time intervals the(More)
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