Stacie A. Dalrymple

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IkappaB kinase-alpha and -beta (IKK-alpha and IKK-beta), the catalytic subunits of the IKK complex, phosphorylate IkappaB proteins on specific serine residues, thus targeting IkappaB for degradation and activating the transcription factor NF-kappaB. To elucidate the in vivo function of IKK-beta, we generated IKK-beta-deficient mice. The homozygous mouse(More)
CRA-024781 is a novel, broad spectrum hydroxamic acid-based inhibitor of histone deacetylase (HDAC) that shows antitumor activity in vitro and in vivo preclinically and is under evaluation in phase I clinical trials for cancer. CRA-024781 inhibited pure recombinant HDAC1 with a K(i) of 0.007 mumol/L, and also inhibited the other HDAC isozymes HDAC2,(More)
Interleukin-6 is an essential mediator of the bone loss caused by loss of estrogens. Because loss of androgens also causes bone loss, we have examined whether the IL-6 gene is regulated by androgens, and whether IL-6 plays a role in the bone loss caused by androgen deficiency. Both testosterone and dihydrotestosterone inhibited IL-6 production by murine(More)
Inhibition of the biosynthesis of proinflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor and interleukin-1 via p38 has been an approach toward the development of a disease modifying agent for the treatment of chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases. The development of a new core structure of p38 inhibitors,(More)
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a multipotential cytokine detected in the serum of patients or experimental animals undergoing bacterial sepsis. To date, the role of IL-6 in gram-negative sepsis models has been controversial. We have used IL-6-deficient mice to investigate the role of IL-6 during virulent Escherichia coli infection and in lipopolysaccharide(More)
The role of interleukin-6 (IL-6) in the pathogenesis of toxoplasmic encephalitis (TE) was examined by using IL-6-targeted mutant (IL-6(-/-)) mice. At 4 and 8 weeks after infection with the ME49 strain of Toxoplasma gondii, significantly greater numbers of T. gondii cysts and areas of inflammation associated with tachyzoites were observed in brains of(More)
We have produced interleukin-6 (IL-6)-deficient mice to examine, in vivo, the wide variety of biological activities attributed to this multifunctional cytokine. To investigate the role of IL-6 during infectious disease, IL-6-deficient mice were challenged with sublethal doses of Listeria monocytogenes, a facultative intracellular bacterium. While normal(More)
Injection of adjuvant (Mycobacterium butyricum suspended in mineral oil) into rats produces an immune reaction that characteristically involves inflammatory destruction of cartilage and bone of the distal joints with concomitant swelling of surrounding tissues. Adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats is commonly used to evaluate compounds that might be of(More)
Renal adenocarcinomas and/or extremely enlarged thymuses (up to 250 times normal size) were observed in 60 of 78 mice in a transgenic line containing a single copy of the BK virus (BKV) early region. Enlarged thymuses from different mice displayed thymoproliferative disorders of varying severity, ranging from extreme hyperplasia to thymomas and lymphomas.(More)