Simon Leslie Smith

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Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is followed by a period of profound immune deficiency, during which new T lymphocytes are generated from either stem cells or immature thymic progenitors. Interleukin-7 (IL-7) induces proliferation and differentiation of immature thymocytes. We examined whether the in vivo administration of IL-7 to mice receiving BMT would(More)
AIM Post-arthroplasty knee pain is common and clinically it can be difficult to identify those patients with complications requiring active treatment. The aim of this study was to determine the usefulness of(99)Tc(m)-MDP bone scintigraphy. METHOD A retrospective study of all patients having a(99)Tc(m)-MDP bone scintigram for a painful knee arthroplasty(More)
AIM To assess the relationship between concentrations of copper in serum and plasma in sheep. METHODS Concentrations of Cu were measured in paired serum and heparinised plasma samples collected from 110 sheep in nine flocks. Linear regression was used to evaluate whether flock or gender had a significant effect on the association between concentrations of(More)
AIMS The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the relative efficacy of plain abdominal radiographs and detailed renal tract ultrasound (US) examination in the diagnosis and follow-up of children with renal tract calculi. METHODS The records and imaging studies of 28 paediatric patients who had presented with proven renal tract calculi over a(More)
Interleukin-4 (IL-4) is an important cytokine for B and T lymphocyte function and mediates its effects via a receptor that contains gammac. B cells derived from patients with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (X-SCID) are deficient in gammac and provide a useful model in which to dissect the role of this subunit in IL-4-mediated signaling. We found(More)
Primary sarcomas of the spleen are exceedingly uncommon neoplasms, approximately 90 substantiated cases having been reported. We report on six cases of primary splenic angiosarcoma and three cases of primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the spleen which have been seen at the Mayo Clinic during the last 51 years. In one of the cases of splenic(More)
The role of surgery in the morbidly obese is becoming more prominent. There are a variety of surgical approaches which can be used and radiology plays a crucial role in post operative follow up, particularly in the management of complications. Many general radiologists remain unfamiliar with both the normal and abnormal appearances after bariatric surgery(More)
Engagement of the high-affinity IgG Fc receptor (Fc gamma RI) activates a signal transduction pathway involving tyrosine phosphorylation of associated kinases. We compared the activation of the related protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs), Syk and ZAP-70, in Fc gamma RI-mediated signaling. Cross-linking of the Fc gamma RI multimeric receptor in monocytic cells(More)
Both human T cell leukemia virus type I and simian Herpesvirus saimiri (HVS) transform human T cells in vitro. Although IL-2-independent growth in human T cell leukemia virus type I-transformed T cells is associated with constitutive phosphorylation of JAK/STAT kinases, we now demonstrate that different mechanisms may be responsible for the ability of(More)
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is the fourth most frequent cause of cancer-related death. The incidence is increasing and the overall survival has altered little in recent years. Moreover, patients usually present late with inoperable disease and curative resection by standard pancreatico-duodenectomy (Whipple's procedure) is associated with significant(More)