Category Archives: Immunology

HSV-1 infection (herpes) is associated with colonic nerve damage in mice — Might this explain reports of constipation and urinary retention in humans similarly infected with that — or other members of the herpes virus family? Comments Off on HSV-1 infection (herpes) is associated with colonic nerve damage in mice — Might this explain reports of constipation and urinary retention in humans similarly infected with that — or other members of the herpes virus family?

A study using chicken embryos suggests that — epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) promotes early metastasis — by making tumor blood vessels more permeable to loose cancer cells located inside the primary tumor — This means that some metastatic cancers occur undetectably earlier than previously thought Comments Off on A study using chicken embryos suggests that — epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) promotes early metastasis — by making tumor blood vessels more permeable to loose cancer cells located inside the primary tumor — This means that some metastatic cancers occur undetectably earlier than previously thought

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Petra Minder, Ewa Zajac, James P. Quigley, and Elena I. Deryugina, EGFR Regulates the Development and Microarchitecture of Intratumoral Angiogenic Vasculature Capable of Sustaining Cancer Cell Intravasation, Neoplasia 17(8): 634–649, DOI: 10.1016/j.neo.2015.08.002 (August 2015) Citation — to press release Office of Communications, TSRI Study Suggests Tumors May […]

Kidney transplants — three commonly used drugs appear not to help — and may harm patients — ramipril, levofloxacin, sirolimus Comments Off on Kidney transplants — three commonly used drugs appear not to help — and may harm patients — ramipril, levofloxacin, sirolimus

© 2015 Peter Free Citations — to studies Greg A Knoll, Dean Fergusson, Michaël Chassé, Paul Hebert, George Wells, Lee Anne Tibbles, Darin Treleaven, David Holland, Christine White, Norman Muirhead, Marcelo Cantarovich, Michel Paquet,  Bryce Kiberd, Sita Gourishankar, Jean Shapiro, Ramesh Prasad, Edward Cole, Helen Pilmore, Valerie Cronin, Debora Hogan, Tim Ramsay, and John Gill, […]

Brain inflammation, apparently due to microglial immune response, appears to be positively associated with schizophrenia risk — in at least some people who are already at “ultra high risk” for psychosis — says a very small study Comments Off on Brain inflammation, apparently due to microglial immune response, appears to be positively associated with schizophrenia risk — in at least some people who are already at “ultra high risk” for psychosis — says a very small study

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Peter S. Bloomfield, Sudhakar Selvaraj, Mattia Veronese, Gaia Rizzo, Alessandra Bertoldo, David R. Owen, Michael A.P. Bloomfield, Ilaria Bonoldi, Nicola Kalk, Federico Turkheimer, Philip McGuire, Vincenzo de Paola, and Oliver D. Howes, Microglial Activity in People at Ultra High Risk of Psychosis and in Schizophrenia: An [11C]PBR28 […]

Ubiquitin-modifying enzyme A20 in lung epithelium — appears to be the protective mechanism that bacterial endotoxin in farm dust — induces to protect farm-raised children from asthma Comments Off on Ubiquitin-modifying enzyme A20 in lung epithelium — appears to be the protective mechanism that bacterial endotoxin in farm dust — induces to protect farm-raised children from asthma

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Martijn J. Schuijs, Monique A. Willart, Karl Vergote, Delphine Gras, Kim Deswarte, Markus J. Ege, Filipe Branco Madeira, Rudi Beyaert, Geert van Loo, Franz Bracher, Erika von Mutius, Pascal Chanez, Bart N. Lambrecht, and Hamida Hammad, Farm dust and endotoxin protect against allergy through A20 induction in […]