Sherry L. Clark

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The CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells play a critical role in controlling autoimmunity, but little is known about their development and maintenance. In this study, we investigated whether CD4+ CD25- cells can convert to CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells in vivo under natural conditions. CD4+ CD25- cells from CD45.1+ mice were sorted and transferred into congenic(More)
Large quantities of morphine injected directly into the brainstem of spinal anaesthetized cats inhibited the noxious heat-evoked excitation of dorsal horn neurones. The amounts required were similar to those that were required intravenously in cats with the spinal cord intact or transected. When the spinal cord was intact the amount of morphine(More)
Various defects in antigen-presenting cells (APCs) and T-cells, including regulatory cells, have been associated with type 1 diabetes development in NOD mice. CD4(+)CD25(+) regulatory cells play a crucial role in controlling various autoimmune diseases, and a deficiency in their number or function could be involved in disease development. The current study(More)
1--Etorphine, microinjected into the brainstem or administered intravenously, inhibited the firing of dorsal horn neurones to noxious heat in spinal or non-spinal anaesthetized cats and in decerebrate, non-anaesthetized cats with intact spinal cords. 2--Small doses of etorphine sometimes caused facilitation, especially when the cord was intact, but this was(More)
Transforming growth factor beta (TGF beta)-treated antigen-presenting cells (APC) pulsed with antigen induce tolerance in mice, i.e. inhibition of IFN-gamma production and delayed type hypersensitivity response. Although evidence suggests that regulatory T cells are involved, their mechanism of action is currently unknown and is the subject of the present(More)
The effect of porcine somatotropin (pST) on the lipid profiles of adipose tissue and muscle was investigated. Sixteen crossbred barrows were injected daily with either 3 mg of pST or a placebo. After slaughter, total lipid and fatty acid composition of raw subcutaneous (SC) adipose and intermuscular (IM) adipose tissue and longissimus muscle were(More)