Shirley L Smith

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Maspin, SCCA1/2 and hurpin were identified by cDNA microarray analyses as dramatically differentially expressed transcripts in primary non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). These sequences are located within a 10-gene serpin cluster on 18q21.3. Using comparative RT–PCR, we have investigated the expression of each of these serpins, including their flanking(More)
BACKGROUND Mucosally adherent E. coli are found in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colon cancer. They promote release of the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-8 (IL-8). We explored mechanisms for this release and its inhibition by drugs. METHODS IL-8 release from colon epithelial cells in response to mucosal E. coli isolates from IBD, colon(More)
Adherent and invasive mucosa-associated Escherichia coli have been implicated in the pathogenesis of colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases. It has been reported that such isolates share features of extraintestinal E. coli (ExPEC) and particularly uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC). We used suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH) to subtract the genome(More)
OBJECTIVE Access to care has become a priority for the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system as a significant number of veterans enrolled in the VA health care system reside in rural areas. The feasibility and effects of a novel clinical intervention that combined group therapy and biofeedback training was evaluated on women veterans living in(More)
BACKGROUND Feline calicivirus (FCV) is an important pathogen of cats for which vaccination is regularly practised. Long-term use of established vaccine antigens raises the theoretical possibility that field viruses could become resistant. This study aimed to assess the current ability of the FCV-F9 vaccine strain to neutralise a randomly collected(More)
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