Suzanne Jordan

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The merits of microwave-based antigen retrieval methods for diagnostic immunohistochemistry have recently been emphasized. As such technology has drawbacks for busy routine laboratories, we have investigated an alternative method of heat-mediated antigen retrieval (HMAR), using a domestic pressure cooker as a source of superheating. A simple protocol, with(More)
Ghrelin is a recently identified endogenous ligand of the GH secretagogue (GHS) receptor. It was originally isolated from the stomach, but has also been shown to be present in the rat hypothalamus. It is a 28-amino acid peptide with an unusual octanoylated serine 3 at the N-terminal end of the molecule, which is crucial for its biological activity.(More)
We compared the effects of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor genistein, a naturally occurring isoflavone, to those of tyrphostin A25, tyrphostin A47, and herbimycin on avian osteoclasts in vitro. Inactive analogs daidzein and tyrphostin A1 were used to control for nonspecific effects. None of the tyrosine kinase inhibitors inhibited bone attachment. However,(More)
Pituitary tumours have previously been shown to harbour several abnormalities that cause deregulation of the cell cycle, particularly down-regulation of expression of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p27. However, it has been unclear whether these are the primary initiating events, or are secondary to other more proximate alterations in signalling(More)
PURPOSE To examine the immune microenvironment in diagnostic follicular lymphoma (FL) biopsies and evaluate its prognostic significance. PATIENTS AND METHODS Immunohistochemistry was used to study numbers and location of cells staining positive for immune cell markers CD4, CD7, CD8, CD25, CD68, forkhead box protein P3 (FOXP3), T-cell intracellular(More)
The effect of prolonged inhaled corticosteroid treatment on bronchial immunopathology was assessed in 25 nonsmoking mildly asthmatic subjects previously receiving intermittent inhaled beta 2-agonist alone. Inhaled beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP), 500 micrograms twice per day or placebo was administered for 4 mo in a double-blind parallel group study.(More)
We found that tyrosine kinase pp60(c-src) coisolates with acid-transporting osteoclast membranes and hypothesized that this kinase regulates hydrochloric acid transport. We assayed the membrane acid transport and bone degradation effects of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in avian osteoclasts. Isoflavone, tyrphostin, and benzoquinonoid inhibitors were compared(More)
A small number of testicular germ cell tumours are refractory to current chemotherapy regimens. DNA topoisomerase I is the target for several new drugs and a potential candidate treatment for chemorefractory germ cell tumours. DNA topoisomerase II alpha is the target for etoposide, which is currently used regularly in germ cell tumour treatment. The(More)
The cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p27(Kip1) (p27) plays a pivotal role in controlling cell proliferation during development and tumorigenesis. p27 has been implicated in pituitary tumorigenesis in studies of knockout mice and in analyses of human pituitary tumor samples. In this study, we further explored the role of p27 in human pituitary tumors by(More)
Increasing evidence suggests that cytokines play a role in airway inflammation by attracting and activating inflammatory cells. This may lead to epithelial cell damage and airway hyperresponsiveness. Bronchial provocative concentration of histamine causing a 20% fall in forced expiratory volume in 1 second was measured in patients with mild asthma, and(More)