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Flash4 Dark Reference Images, George McNamara University of Miami
Flash4 Dark Reference Images, George Mcnamara
Hamamatsu FLASH4.0 dark reference images, acquired with 10 second exposure times, no light to camera. Camera offset (set by Hamamatsu( is ~100 (the average intensity of the first image is always ~1 intensity level higher - an odd feature, but trivial in practice for a 16-bit camera).
George McNamara, Ph.D.
Single Cells Analyst at L.J.N. Cooper Lab
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Lung Immunopathology Following Influenza And Pneumococcus Infection: Mechanisms Of Disease And Therapeutic Approaches, Daniela Damjanovic McMaster University
Lung Immunopathology Following Influenza And Pneumococcus Infection: Mechanisms Of Disease And Therapeutic Approaches, Daniela Damjanovic
Open Access Dissertations and Theses
Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Yearly epidemics and pandemics account for high morbidity and mortality worldwide. Lung immunopathology is a major factor causing death following influenza. In addition, secondary bacterial superinfections that occur after influenza further complicate the lung immunopathology and contribute to higher morbidity and mortality. The research presented in this thesis addressed important, understudied questions in the complicated field of tissue immunopathogenesis and host defense to influenza and pneumococcal infections. Firstly, in a model of acute respiratory influenza infection, we found that the classically proinflammatory cytokine TNF plays a dual and biphasic role at different times ...
Immunological Mechanisms Of Extracorporeal Photopheresis In Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma And Graft Versus Host Disease, Lisa Shiue Texas Medical Center Library
Immunological Mechanisms Of Extracorporeal Photopheresis In Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma And Graft Versus Host Disease, Lisa Shiue
UT GSBS Dissertations and Theses (Open Access)
IMMUNOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF EXTRACORPOREAL PHOTOPHERESIS IN CUTANEOUS T CELL LYMPHOMA AND GRAFT VERSUS HOST DISEASE
Lisa Harn-Ging Shiue, B.S.
Supervisory Professor: Madeleine Duvic, M.D.
Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) is an effective, low-risk immunomodulating therapy for leukemic cutaneous T cell lymphoma (L-CTCL) and graft versus host disease (GVHD), but whether the mechanism(s) of action in these two diseases is (are) identical or different is unclear. To determine the effects of ECP in vivo, we studied regulatory T cells (T-regs), cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs), and dendritic cells (DCs) by immunofluorescence flow cytometry in 18 L-CTCL and 11 ...
Protein Kinase C Delta Is A Substrate Of Tissue Transglutaminase And A Novel Autoantigen In Coeliac Disease, Greg Byrne, Michael Freeley, Con Feighery, Alex Whelan, Aideen Long Dublin Institute of Technology
Protein Kinase C Delta Is A Substrate Of Tissue Transglutaminase And A Novel Autoantigen In Coeliac Disease, Greg Byrne, Michael Freeley, Con Feighery, Alex Whelan, Aideen Long
Post-translational modification of proteins by deamidation or transamidation by tissue transglutaminase (tTG) has been suggested as a possible mechanism for the development of autoimmunity. Sequence analysis of protein kinase C delta (PKCδ) identified an amino acid motif that suggested the possibility that PKCδ was a glutamine substrate of tTG and MALDI-TOF analysis of synthesised peptides from PKCδ proved that this was the case. Polymerisation experiments using recombinant tTG and biotinylated hexapeptide substrate incorporation assays demonstrated that PKCδ is a substrate for tTG-mediated transamidation. Elevated levels of anti-PKCδ antibodies were detected in sera from patients with coeliac disease (pb0.0001) but ...
Video Codec Performance (Excel Spreadsheet), George McNamara University of Miami
Video Codec Performance (Excel Spreadsheet), George Mcnamara
Video codec performance (Excel spreadsheet). Movie was made in 2005-2006 when I worked at City of Hope National Medical Center. VTLF refers to Video Timelapse Light Facility. Videos were outputted from MetaMorph as AVI files. Personally, I always recommend uncompressed video files fro scientific uses. I also encourage posting the original scientific data format (ex. .lsm, .zvi, .lif, .stk).
Pubspectra Tattletales, George McNamara University of Miami
Pubspectra Tattletales, George Mcnamara
Tattletales for Multiplex Fluorescent Reporters in Single Cells for Metabolomics
Analytical Imaging Core Facility, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
As of April 2013: L.J.N. Cooper & D.A. Lee Cellular Immunotherapy Lab, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Tattletales is my concept for spatial multiplexing many fluorescent protein (FP) biosensors in the same live cell. For example, there are excellent FP biosensors to Ca++ ions, pH, glucose, ribose, glutamine, glutamate, ATP, redox, ROS, pyruvate, cAMP, cGMP, IP3, PI(3,4,5)P3, cell cycle indicators (Fucci2), PKA, PKC, photsphatases, caspase(s) [1, 2]. However, these are typically used one biosensor per experiment, due in part to flooding the cell with soluble biosensor. That is, conventionally, either a metabolite (glucose) reporter or a signal transduction (Ca++) reporter can be imaged. By flooding the cell with the reporter, signal to noise ratio is compromized by autofluorescence.
Tattletales takes advantage of spatial multiplexing to both increase the number of different reporters, and improve signal to noise ratio by localizing each biosensor to a small volume. I started with the observation by Robinett et al  who localized 512 GFP-nls-LacI to a 256 LacO array as a 200 nm diameter diffraction limited spot (nuclear background due to overexpression). Many thousands of DNA binding proteins, of known sequence specifities, exist (LacI, TetR, GalR, etc for cell line studies; ZF-FPs, TALE-FPs to STRs, telomere repeat binding factors-FPs, etc for primary cells) and can be fused (as cDNAs) to different fluorescent proteins and FP biosensors.
Many biosensors are available as affinity series [1, 4], now enabling extended dynamic range. I realized that spatial multiplexing of many DNA binding protein-reporters by localizing to different spots in the cell nucleus and distinguished by combinatorial addressing, where N address colors ...
Involvement Of Interleukin-33/St2 In Myocardial Dysfunction In Murine Model Of Sepsis, Yoonmi Choe Western University
Involvement Of Interleukin-33/St2 In Myocardial Dysfunction In Murine Model Of Sepsis, Yoonmi Choe
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
The disruption of myocardial extracellular matrix (ECM) has been implicated in myocardial dysfunction during sepsis. However, the underlying mechanism(s) are not clear. Interleukin-33 (IL-33) is a cytokine which regulates collagen synthesis in various cardiac pathologies. The purpose of the present study is to test whether IL-33 contributes to sepsis-induced myocardial dysfunction through regulation of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9). The in vivo, feces-induced peritonitis (FIP) in mice and in vitro lipopolysaccharide (LPS) treatments to isolated cardiomyocytes were used. In FIP mice, myocardial IL-33 and MMP-9 expression were increased and myocardial contractility was decreased. Myocardial function in FIP mice was improved when ...
The Effect Of Prenatal Stress On A Mouse Model Of Allergic Airway Disease, Jessie T. Chau McMaster University
The Effect Of Prenatal Stress On A Mouse Model Of Allergic Airway Disease, Jessie T. Chau
Open Access Dissertations and Theses
Prenatal life events have been long observed to be able to influence disease into adulthood in both epidemiological and animal studies. Prenatal stress (maternal stress during gestation) is one of such factors that has been shown to impact cognition and behaviour of the offspring. However, the effects of prenatal stress on the immune system are not understood. This study has evaluated the effects of prenatal stress on a murine model. Prenatal stress increased allergic airway inflammation in male, but not female offspring following sensitization and challenge with cockroach extract. This corresponded with stress-induced changes in the immune environment of non-sensitized ...
Halloween 2012 Jack O'Lanterns Trick Or Treat, George McNamara University of Miami
Halloween 2012 Jack O'Lanterns Trick Or Treat, George Mcnamara
Halloween 2012 makes trick or treating more visual and interactive than in past years.
the download is a ZIP file containing three files.
Print out the (unnumbered) image on as large and nice printer paper as possible - I used glossy 44" wide here in Miami (University of Miami, MillerSchool of Medicine, Calder Library, Biomedical Communications dept - I also made another print on "fabric", also 44" wide to take with me to an HHMI Janelia Farm conference on 'turning images into knowledge' that ends on Oct 31 - might stay up for a second conference, "GFP..." that start Nov 4).
The other ...
Mcnamara 20120831fri-20120904tue Cosmic Ray Particles By Ccd Imaging, George McNamara University of Miami
Mcnamara 20120831fri-20120904tue Cosmic Ray Particles By Ccd Imaging, George Mcnamara
McNamara 20120831Fri-20120904Tue Cosmic Ray Particles by CCD imaging.zip contains image files in support of a Microscopy Today article - please see
Cosmic Ray Particles Images With Orca-Ii Erg, George McNamara University of Miami
Cosmic Ray Particles Images With Orca-Ii Erg, George Mcnamara
Cosmic ray particles image series acquired using a Hamamatsu ORCA-II ERG scientific grade CCD camera, cooled to -60 C. Each image is a consecutive 600 second (10 minute) exposure time with no light to the camera.
While processing the data, I discoverd that the background changed around planes 25 and 227 (see Excel file and jpeg screenshots), so I also processed only planes 025-227 (203 planes total, 2030 minutes, 33.83 hours). the CCD industry "rule of thumb" for a "typical" CCD sensor (i.e. 1/3" CCD) is that one cosmic ray particle strikes a sensor approximately every 30 ...
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Novel Mechanisms Of Antigen Processing That Enhance Bcg Vaccine Efficacy, Christopher Singh
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