Shamiel Joseph

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The modulating effect of ethanol/acetone (E/A) soluble fractions, prepared from methanolic extracts of processed and unprocessed rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) and honeybush (Cyclopia intermedia) as well as green (Camellia sinensis) teas was established in a two-stage mouse skin carcinogenesis assay. Topical application of the tea fractions prior to the(More)
1. Bovine aortic endothelial cells were cultured in vitro, and shown to release both prostacyclin (PGI2; Kact = 24.1 nM) and endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF, NO; Kact = 0.7 nM) in a concentration-dependent manner when exposed to bradykinin. 2. The bradykinin-dependent release of PGI2 (but not EDRF) was inhibited by 1 microM isoprenaline or 5(More)
It has previously been reported that murine macrophages can respond chemotactically and mitogenically to the serine proteinase thrombin. There is a similar response in these macrophages to catalytically inactivated thrombin or to peptide fragments of the thrombin B-chain [Bar-Shavit, Kahn, Mann and Wilner (1986) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 83, 976-980].(More)
The U937 human monocyte-macrophage cell line was used to examine the effect of thrombin, an ill-defined chemoattractant, on the polymerization of actin, a process essential for cell motility. In differentiated macrophage-like U937 cells, thrombin (0.5-50 units/ml) caused a rapid dose-dependent increase in the formation of filamentous (F-) actin, detected by(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim was to examine the capacity of U46619 (a stable thromboxane A2 mimetic) to mediate release of endothelium derived relaxing factor (EDRF) from bovine aortic endothelial cells, and compare the response to the U46619 dependent release of prostacyclin (PGI2). METHODS Bovine aortic endothelial cells (AG4762) were cultured in vitro on(More)
The blood coagulation factor, human thrombin has been shown to have chemotactic and mitogenic effects on mononuclear phagocytic inflammatory cells. In the present study, we have used the U937 human monocytic cell line to explore the signal transduction mechanisms utilised by thrombin in these cells. In U937 cells differentiated into a macrophage-like(More)
There is now compelling evidence that macrophages bind IgE, and are involved in several IgE-dependent responses. The CD23 antigen mediates a mitogenic response in "primed" B-lymphocytes, although its expression is not confined to B cells, and CD23 is inducably expressed in many cells including macrophages. CD23 is also known to bind IgE, a property that(More)
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