Wendell R Anderson

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An excretory--secretory (ES) antigen was used in a serodiagnostic enzyme-linke immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for swine trichinosis. ELISA procedures included a double-antibody test, using either an anti-swine IgG or a protein A enzyme conjugate, and a triple-antibody test using a pig IgG heavy-chain specific second antibody with a conjugated third antibody.(More)
This study was carried out to determine the role of CD14 receptors in the uptake of nonopsonized Mycobacterium tuberculosis by human microglia. Treatment of microglial cell cultures with antibodies to CD14 or with soluble CD14 significantly blocked infection by M. tuberculosis H37Rv, suggesting that CD14 receptors could facilitate entry of nonopsonized(More)
Several mRNAs which encode for isoforms of the plasma membrane Ca(2+)-transport ATPase (PMCA) are present in adult rat brain. Using in situ hybridization with antisense oligonucleotide probes we found complex patterns of specific hybridization for three isoforms (PMCA1-3). Each rat brain region studied exhibited a distinct pattern of expression of isoforms.(More)
Sleep disturbance is an important clinical complaint for individuals with nonmalignant pain conditions. This review is a broad introduction to the literature on sleep disturbance and chronic pain conditions. The article critically reviews studies of sleep disturbance in musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, headache, and fibromyalgia. Current neurobiological(More)
The role of microglia in host defense against Toxoplasma gondii is unknown. In the present study, we investigated the multiplication of T. gondii tachyzoites in murine microglial cell cultures. T. gondii multiplied readily in these cells; multiplication was prevented when microglia were activated with interferon-gamma plus lipopolysaccharide, a treatment(More)
Previous studies have shown that morphine promotes the replication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 in peripheral blood mononuclear cell cocultures. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that morphine would amplify HIV-1 expression in the chronically infected promonocytic clone U1 when cocultured with lipopolysaccharide-stimulated human(More)
Serum samples from 11,842 commercial pigs killed in 1983-1984 throughout the United States were tested for anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies by the agglutination test in dilutions of 1:25, 1:50, and 1:500. Anti-T. gondii antibodies were found in 23.9% of pigs. At dilutions of 1:25, 1:50, and 1:500, 13.5%, 6.9%, and 3.5% were serologically positive,(More)
Seventy-three infants died after intensive respiratory therapy that included supplemental oxygen; their survival ranged from three to 225 days. Pulmonary alterations began with an exudative, early reparative stage and progressed to subacute and chronic fibroproliferative stages that correlated with stages 2 through 4 of bronchopulmonary dysplasia.(More)
A field evaluation of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for swine trichinosis was done with sera obtained from 5 herds experiencing ongoing transmission of Trichinella spiralis. Epizootiologic studies conducted on these herds offered an opportunity to evaluate the accuracy of an ELISA, using larval T spiralis excretory-secretory antigens. Sera(More)