Stephen K. Durham

Learn More
The biological effects of monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP) 1 are mediated by binding to C-C chemokine receptor (CCR) 2. In the present studies, we used CCR2 knockout (CCR2-/-) mice to examine the role of MCP-1 in acetaminophen-induced macrophage accumulation in the liver, expression of inflammatory cytokines, and hepatotoxicity. We found that hepatic(More)
Transgenic mice overexpressing the chemokine monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) in the thymus and central nervous system have a higher number of mononuclear cells in those tissues than do control littermates. In the thymus, there is a modest increase in the number of Mac-1 and F4/80 positive cells, but no apparent change in the number of lymphoid(More)
Macrophage-derived inflammatory mediators have been implicated in tissue injury induced by a number of hepatotoxicants. In the present studies, we used transgenic mice with a targeted disruption of the gene for inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS II) to analyze the role of nitric oxide in inflammatory mediator production in the liver and in tissue injury(More)
The effect of doxazosin, an alpha-1 adrenergic inhibitor, on atherosclerosis was determined in hyperlipidemic hamsters. Control hamsters fed chow plus 0.05% cholesterol and 10% coconut oil were compared to chow baseline animals, and to those receiving either 10 mg/kg/day doxazosin, or 245 mg/kg/day cholestyramine in the atherogenic diet. During 8 weeks of(More)
The nfkb2 gene is a member of the Rel/NF-kappa B family of transcription factors. COOH-terminal deletions and rearrangements of this gene have been associated with the development of human cutaneous T cell lymphomas, chronic lymphocytic leukemias, and multiple myelomas. To further investigate the function of NF-kappa B2, we have generated mutant mice(More)
Glucokinase (GK) plays a central role in the sensing of glucose in pancreatic beta-cells and parenchymal cells of the liver. Glucokinase regulatory protein is a physiological inhibitor of GK in the liver. To understand the role of the interaction of these two proteins in glucose sensing, we carried out a series of experiments to localize the protein in the(More)
RelB, a member of the NF-kappa B/Rel family of transcription factors, has been implicated in the constitutive expression of kappa B-regulated genes in lymphoid tissues. We have generated mice carrying a germline mutation of the relB gene, resulting in the absence of RelB protein and a dramatic reduction of constitutive kappa B-binding activity in thymus and(More)
RelB-deficient mice (relB(-/-)) have a complex phenotype including multiorgan inflammation and hematopoietic abnormalities. To examine whether other NF-kappaB/Rel family members are required for the development of this phenotype or have a compensatory role, we have initiated a program to generate double-mutant mice that are deficient in more than one family(More)
FosB, one of the members of the Fos family, is rapidly induced in many cell types upon stimulation and has a stimulatory effect on the proliferation of cultured cells. To understand the tissue distribution of FosB, we have studied its expression pattern by immunohistochemistry in newborn and late embryonic stage mice. These results show that FosB is widely(More)
Mice with a targeted disruption of RelB, a member of the Rel/NF-kappaB family of transcription factors, have multifocal, mixed inflammatory cell infiltration in several organs, myeloid hyperplasia, and splenomegaly due to extramedullary hemopoiesis. To elucidate the cellular requirements for this complex phenotype, we have bred RelB-deficient (RelB(kappaO))(More)