Tracey M. Baldwin

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In this study, we demonstrate that glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) is a major toxin of Plasmodium falciparum origin responsible for nitric oxide (NO) production in host cells. Purified malarial GPI is sufficient to induce NO release in a time- and dose-dependent manner in macrophages and vascular endothelial cells, and regulates inducible NO synthase(More)
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is neuroinvasive and commonly causes cognitive and motor deficits during the later stages of viral infection. (referred to as HIV dementia). The mechanism(s) for disease revolves around secretory products produced from immune-activated brain macrophages/microglia. Recently, we developed an animal model system for HIV(More)
HIV-1-infected brain macrophages participate in neurologic dysfunction through their continual secretion of neurotoxins. We previously demonstrated that astroglial cells activate HIV-1-infected monocytes to produce such neurotoxic activities. In this study, the mechanism underlying these monocyte secretory activities was unraveled and found dependent on(More)
NMDAR-mediated excitotoxicity has been implicated in some of the impairments following fetal ethanol exposure. Previous studies suggest that both neuronal cell death and some of the behavioral deficits can be reduced by NMDAR antagonism during withdrawal, including antagonism of a subpopulation of receptors containing NR2B subunits. To further investigate(More)
Hematopoiesis is a multistage process involving the differentiation of stem and progenitor cells into distinct mature cell lineages. Here we present Haemopedia, an atlas of murine gene-expression data containing 54 hematopoietic cell types, covering all the mature lineages in hematopoiesis. We include rare cell populations such as eosinophils, mast cells,(More)
To examine a possible association between plasma viremia and interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), we performed IFN plasma immunoadsorption by apheresis (IFN-alpha apheresis) in four volunteers with AIDS who had sustained levels of endogenous plasma IFN-alpha. IFN-alpha apheresis with two plasma volume(More)
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