Sarah M. Brown

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RATIONALE Cystic fibrosis (CF) is characterized by bronchoalveolar neutrophilia and submucosal lymphocytosis. We hypothesized that Th17 lymphocytes are part of this submucosal infiltrate. OBJECTIVES Quantification and phenotyping of the lymphocytic infiltrate in the bronchial submucosa of patients with CF (n = 53, of which 20 were newly diagnosed), non-CF(More)
The development of an autonomous social robot, Cherry, is occurring in tandem with studies gaining potential user preferences, likes, dislikes, and perceptions of her features. Thus far, results have indicated that individuals (a) believe that service robots with emotion and personality capabilities would make them more acceptable in everyday roles in human(More)
Erythropoietin titers were measured in anemic nephric and anephric patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis by utilizing a plasma concentration technique. In eight out of 11 anephric patients studied, decreased but detectable levels of erythropoietin were found, suggesting that extrarenal erythropoietin plays a role in the regulation of red cell production(More)
The chronic survival of many endoparasites is dependent on the ability of these organisms to escape the host immune response. Identification of the molecular mechanisms by which these organisms evade this response may yield novel approaches in the development of anti-inflammatory agents. We describe here the discovery and characterization of a novel(More)
The aim of the investigation was to determine the effect of age, gender, viral upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), season and sleeping position on the composition of the nasopharyngeal bacterial flora in infancy. Seventy-two babies, 38 male and 34 female, whose birthdates were evenly spread throughout the year were followed from birth to 18 months of(More)
Purification from calf thymus of a DNA N-glycosylase activity (HMUDG) that released 5-hydroxymethyluracil (5hmUra) from the DNA of Bacillus subtilis phage SPO1 was undertaken. Analysis of the most purified fraction by SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis revealed a multiplicity of protein species making it impossible to identify HMUDG by inspection.(More)
Multivariate data analysis techniques have been used to compare 600-MHz 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra of urine obtained from patients with inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) and urine obtained from healthy subjects. These spectra are very complex; each contains many thousands of resonances with a high dynamic range. A consistent method of(More)