T Kent Teague

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Reactive oxygen species (ROS) mediate apoptosis in a number of cell types. We studied the role that ROS play in activated T cell apoptosis by activating T cells in vivo and then culturing them for a short time. Activated T cells died independently of Fas and TNF alpha. Their death was characterized by rapid loss of mitochondrial transmembrane potential(More)
During activation T cells are thought to change their patterns of gene expression dramatically. To find out whether this is true for T cells activated in animals, the patterns of genes expressed in resting T cells and T cells 8 and 48 hr after activation were examined by using Affymetrix gene arrays. Gene arrays gave accurate comparisons of gene expression(More)
Multimeric peptide/class II MHC staining reagents were synthesized and shown to bind with appropriate specificity to T cell hybridomas. A small, expanded population of T cells detected with one of these reagents in peptide-immunized C57BL/10 mice persisted for several months. This population expanded further on secondary immunization. Equating the extent of(More)
Although much is known about the activation, proliferation, and function of CD4(+) T cells, little is known about how they survive as resting T cells in animals. Resting T cells have a half-life in animals of more than a week; however, when they are removed from animals and placed in tissue culture their half-life falls to approximately 24 h. In this paper,(More)
Low-grade inflammation is characteristic of a subgroup of currently depressed patients with major depressive disorder (dMDD). It may lead to the activation of the kynurenine-metabolic pathway and the increased synthesis of potentially neurotoxic metabolites such as 3-hydroxykynurenine (3HK) and quinolinic acid (QA), relative to kynurenic acid (KynA).(More)
This paper describes a part of current research work on counting dead and live hepatocytes (liver cells) in cultures from microscopic images. The requirement of the work is to develop an automatic cell counting process that is simple, fast, and achieves high level of count accuracy. Cells in the acquired images are difficult to identify due to low contrast,(More)
There is great interest in developing physiological-based biomarkers such as diffusion tensor imaging to aid in the management of concussion, which is currently entirely dependent on clinical judgment. However, the time course for recovery of white matter abnormalities following sports-related concussion (SRC) is unknown. We collected diffusion tensor(More)
Injection of soluble protein antigen into animals causes abortive proliferation of the responding T cells. Immunological adjuvants boost T cell responses at least in part by increasing the survival of activated T cells during and after the initial proliferative phase of their clonal expansion. To understand how adjuvants promote T cell survival, we used(More)
It has previously been demonstrated that mature mouse T cells live for many weeks in vivo. In contrast, explanted lymph node or splenic T cells undergo spontaneous death within days, suggesting that survival factors supplied in vivo are not present in normal tissue culture medium. We discovered that IL-6 can rescue resting T cells from apoptosis in vitro.(More)
Recent advances in gene array technology and isolation of lymphocytes now allow comprehensive analysis of gene expression in many different types of T cells. So far only a few sets of results have been published. However it is already clear that these analyses provide accurate measurements of gene expression in T cells. This technology offers the first(More)