Sandra Rollins

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BACKGROUND Myocardial ischemia and reperfusion (MI/R)-induced tissue injury involves necrosis and apoptosis. However, the precise contribution of apoptosis to cell death, as well as the mechanism of apoptosis induction, has not been delineated. In this study, we sought to define the contribution of the activated terminal complement components to apoptosis(More)
The lack of supply and access to human tissue has prompted the development of xenotransplantation as a potential clinical modality for neural cell transplantation. The goal of the present study was to achieve a better understanding of the immune factors involved in neural xenograft rejection in primates. Initially, we quantified complement mediated cell(More)
Type C retroviruses endogenous to various nonprimate species can infect human cells in vitro, yet the transmission of these viruses to humans is restricted. This has been attributed to direct binding of the complement component C1q to the viral envelope protein p15E, which leads to classical pathway-mediated virolysis in human serum. Here we report a novel(More)
BACKGROUND The possibility that autologous NK cells could serve as an effective treatment modality for solid tumors has long been considered. However, implementation is hampered by (i) the small number of NK cells in peripheral blood, (ii) the difficulties associated with large-scale production of GMP compliant cytolytic NK cells, (iii) the need to activate(More)
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