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Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is characterized by clinical weakness and progressive necrosis of striated muscle as a consequence of dystrophin deficiency. While all skeletal muscle groups are thought to be affected, enigmatically, the extraocular muscles (EOM) appear clinically unaffected. Here we show that dystrophin deficiency does not result in(More)
PURPOSE To quantify S-antigen-specific (S-Ag) T cells in the retina after adoptive transfer, and to evaluate their role in the initiation and progress of destructive ocular inflammation in experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis (EAU). METHODS Lewis rats were administered 10 x 10(6) S-Ag-specific T cells from the SP35 cell line or 10 x 10(6) concanavalin(More)
Active trachoma is characterized by chronic inflammation of the conjunctiva, and repeated episodes of reinfection are thought to be necessary to sustain this inflammation. It is currently believed that much of the tissue damage is immunologically mediated. To identify which antigens might be responsible for stimulating this continued inflammation,(More)
An animal model of chronic cicatrizing trachoma has been produced by repeated ocular inoculation with Chlamydia trachomatis serotype E, a genitally transmitted strain. We have now produced a chronic follicular conjunctivitis on cynomolgus monkeys by repeated inoculation with C. trachomatis serotype A, which has been isolated from an area of endemic(More)
The fetal lamb was found to reject orthotopic skin homografts applied at any time after the 77th day of gestation. Prior to this, grafts remained in place without stimulating any detectable immunologic response. Once the fetus achieves the ability to reject the graft, the process occurs with the same competence and rapidity as in the adult. Graft rejection(More)
PURPOSE MRL/MpJ-fas+/fas+ (MRL/+) and MRL/MpJ-fas(lpr)/fas(lpr) (MRL/lpr) mice undergo spontaneous development of inflammation of the lacrimal and salivary glands, similar to that in the human disorder Sjögren's syndrome. Previous work has shown that these lesions appear to be largely T helper (Th)-2-driven, as evidenced by the substantially greater(More)
Laser-induced subretinal neovascularization (SRN) in monkey retinas was investigated by immunohistochemical techniques to identify the presence and location of activated macrophages. Retinal lesions were examined 3, 8 and 14 days after intensive argon laser treatment, and the distribution of interleukin-1 (IL-1)-containing cells in the lesions was(More)