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Stimulation Through Tlr4 Increases Fviii Inhibitor Formation In A Mouse Model Of Hemophilia A, Claire K. Holley Texas Medical Center Library
Stimulation Through Tlr4 Increases Fviii Inhibitor Formation In A Mouse Model Of Hemophilia A, Claire K. Holley
UT GSBS Dissertations and Theses (Open Access)
Hemophilia A is a clotting disorder caused by functional factor VIII (FVIII) deficiency. About 25% of patients treated with therapeutic recombinant FVIII develop antibodies (inhibitors) that render subsequent FVIII treatments ineffective. The immune mechanisms of inhibitor formation are not entirely understood, but circumstantial evidence indicates a role for increased inflammatory response, possibly via stimulation of Toll-like receptors (TLRs), at the time of FVIII immunization. I hypothesized that stimulation through TLR4 in conjunction with FVIII treatments would increase the formation of FVIII inhibitors. To test this hypothesis, FVIII K.O. mice were injected with recombinant human FVIII with or without concomitant ...
Tumour Heterogeneity And Treatment: One Step Forward Or Two Steps Back?, Branavan Manoranjan, Mohsin Ali McMaster University
Tumour Heterogeneity And Treatment: One Step Forward Or Two Steps Back?, Branavan Manoranjan, Mohsin Ali
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Celiac Disease And Neurological Symptoms, Lauren V. Cook Liberty University
Celiac Disease And Neurological Symptoms, Lauren V. Cook
Senior Honors Papers
New research has revealed that Celiac disease, an autoimmune illness affecting the small intestine, has more ties with neurological side effects than once was thought. The classic and most well known presentation of Celiac disease is gastrointestinal, including symptoms such as abdominal pains, nausea, diarrhea, and flatulence. Researchers have more recently found a correlation between Celiac disease and neurological illnesses such as epilepsy, depression, dementia, and ADHD. Physician awareness of the disease and the neurological side of the illness should be heightened in order for patients to receive earlier diagnosis and a better quality of life. Because of the difficulty ...
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
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 ...
Immunohistochemical Studies Of Expression And Correlation Of Osteopontin, Cd44, And Integrin Αvβ3 In Selected Benign And Malignant Salivary Gland Tumours, Tommy Fok
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
Osteopontin (OPN) is a phosphorylated acidic glycoprotein that has been shown to play a vital role in tumourigenesis and metastases. The objective of this study was to determine the expression of OPN and its receptors (CD44 and integrin αvβ3) in several salivary gland cancers, and assess its clinical correlations.
Immunohistochemical techniques were used to semi-quantify the level of OPN expression and its receptors in normal salivary glands and different types of salivary gland tumour.
Our results show that in tumours of salivary gland origin, higher levels of OPN were detected in tumours which were malignant compared to ...
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
The New Role Of Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Type 9: A Connection Of Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Type 9, Apolipoprotein B, And Autophagy, Hua Sun
UT GSBS Dissertations and Theses (Open Access)
Plasma low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels are positively correlated with the incidence of coronary artery disease. In the circulation, the plasma LDL clearance is mainly achieved by the uptake via LDL receptor (LDLR). Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is a newly discovered gene, playing an important role in LDL metabolism. Gain-of-function mutations of PCSK9 lead to hypercholesterolemia and loss-of-function mutations of PCSK9 are associated with decrease of LDL cholesterol. The effects of PCSK9 on cholesterol levels are the consequence of a strong interaction between the catalytic domain of PCSK9 and epidermal growth factor-like repeat A (EGF-A) domain of LDLR ...
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 ...
Increased Susceptibility To Metabolic Syndrome In Adult Offspring Of Angiotensin Type 1 Receptor Autoantibody-Positive Rats., Suli Zhang, Xi Zhang, Lihong Yang, Zi Yan, Li Yan, Jue Tian, Xiaoyu Li, Li Song, Li Wang, Xiaoli Yang, Ronghua Zheng, Wayne Bond Lau, Xinliang Ma, Huirong Liu Thomas Jefferson University
Increased Susceptibility To Metabolic Syndrome In Adult Offspring Of Angiotensin Type 1 Receptor Autoantibody-Positive Rats., Suli Zhang, Xi Zhang, Lihong Yang, Zi Yan, Li Yan, Jue Tian, Xiaoyu Li, Li Song, Li Wang, Xiaoli Yang, Ronghua Zheng, Wayne Bond Lau, Xinliang Ma, Huirong Liu
Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Papers
Abstract Aims: Abnormal fetal and early postnatal growth is closely associated with adult-onset metabolic syndrome (MetS). However, the underlying etiological factors remain complex. The presence of the autoantibody against the angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1-Ab), a known risk factor for pre-eclampsia, may create a suboptimal intrauterine fetal environment. The current study investigated whether middle-aged offspring of AT1-Ab-positive mothers were prone to metabolic disorder development. Results: The AT1-Abs was detected in placental trophoblastic cells, capillary endothelium, and milk of pregnant rats actively immunized with the second extracellular loop of the AT1 receptor. AT1-Abs in newborn rats induced vasoconstriction, increased intracellular-free ...
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Graft Versus Host Disease Of The Brain Following Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant For Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Zi-Xuan Wang, PhD, Lawrence Kenyon, Janet Yoo, Lindsay Simon
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