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Parasitic helminths tip the balance: potential anti-inflammatory therapies

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Proudfoot, L. (2004)
Parasitic helminths tip the balance: potential anti-inflammatory therapies. Immunology, 113(4), 438-440. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2567.2004.01996.x
Parasitic helminths are worms that are classified within the phyla Nematoda (roundworms) and Platyhelminthes (flatworms) (see Table 1). Some nematode species, Filariae being a...

Antibiotic prescribing: the consequences of getting it wrong

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Dancer, S. J. (2016)
Antibiotic prescribing: the consequences of getting it wrong. Clinical Focus Primary Care, 10(2), 62-71
Antibiotics were one of the most important discoveries last century. As with all drugs, however, they are associated with adverse effects. This article reviews how inappropria...

Cathelicidins display conserved direct antiviral activity towards rhinovirus.

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Sousa, F. H., Casanova, V., Findlay, F., Stevens, C., Svoboda, P., Pohl, J., …Barlow, P. G. (2017)
Cathelicidins display conserved direct antiviral activity towards rhinovirus. Peptides, 95, 76-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peptides.2017.07.013
Human rhinoviruses (HRVs) are the most common cause of viral respiratory tract infections, and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised ind...

Carbon Nanoparticles Inhibit the Antimicrobial Activities of the Human Cathelicidin LL-37 through Structural Alteration

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Findlay, F., Pohl, J., Svoboda, P., Shakamuri, P., McLean, K., Inglis, N. F., …Barlow, P. G. (2017)
Carbon Nanoparticles Inhibit the Antimicrobial Activities of the Human Cathelicidin LL-37 through Structural Alteration. Journal of Immunology, 199(7), 2483-2490. https://doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.1700706
Host defense peptides, also known as antimicrobial peptides, are key elements of innate host defense. One host defense peptide with well-characterized antimicrobial activity i...

Diurnal physiological and immunological responses to a 10-km run in highly trained athletes in an environmentally controlled condition of 6 °C

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Boukelia, B., Fogarty, M. C., Davison, R. C. R., & Florida-James, G. D. (2016)
Diurnal physiological and immunological responses to a 10-km run in highly trained athletes in an environmentally controlled condition of 6 °C. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 117(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-016-3489-5
Purpose The Clara cell protein CC16, secreted from Clara cells in the lung, is discussed as a potential biomarker for toxic effects on the airways. An increased concentration...

NuMA is required for proper spindle assembly and chromosome alignment in prometaphase

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Haren, L., Gnadt, N., Wright, M., & Merdes, A. (2009)
NuMA is required for proper spindle assembly and chromosome alignment in prometaphase. BMC Research Notes, 2, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-2-64
NuMA is a protein that has been previously shown to play a role in focusing microtubules at the mitotic spindle poles. However, most previous work relies on experimental metho...

Senescent T-lymphocytes are mobilised into the peripheral blood compartment in young and older humans after exhaustive exercise

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Simpson, R. J., Cosgrove, C., Ingram, L. A., Florida-James, G. D., Whyte, G. P., Pircher, H., & Guy, K. (2008)
Senescent T-lymphocytes are mobilised into the peripheral blood compartment in young and older humans after exhaustive exercise. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 22(4), 544-551. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2007.11.002
Senescent T-lymphocytes are antigen-experienced cells that express the killer-cell lectin-like receptor G1 (KLRG1) and/or CD57; fail to clonally expand following further antig...

Therapeutic potential of Tregs to treat rheumatoid arthritis

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Wright, G. P., Stauss, H. J., & Ehrenstein, M. R. (2011)
Therapeutic potential of Tregs to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Seminars in Immunology, 23(3), 195-201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smim.2011.07.004
There is accumulating evidence for regulatory T cell defects in rheumatoid arthritis and that some biologic interventions, in particular anti-TNF, can target this population. ...

Remote ischaemic preconditioning in orthotopic liver transplantation (RIPCOLT trial): a pilot randomized controlled feasibility study

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Robertson, F. P., Goswami, R., Wright, G. P., Imber, C., Sharma, D., Malago, M., …Davidson, B. R. (2017)
Remote ischaemic preconditioning in orthotopic liver transplantation (RIPCOLT trial): a pilot randomized controlled feasibility study. HPB, 19(9), 757-767. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hpb.2017.05.005
Background Ischaemia Reperfusion (IR) injury is a major cause of morbidity, mortality and graft loss following Orthotopic Liver Transplantation (OLT). Utilising marginal graft...

Immunological homeostasis at the ovine placenta may reflect the degree of maternal foetal interaction

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Wattegedera, S. R., Doull, L. E., Goncheva, M. I., Wheelhouse, N., Watson, D. M., Pearce, J., …Entrican, G. (2019)
Immunological homeostasis at the ovine placenta may reflect the degree of maternal foetal interaction. Frontiers in Immunology, 9, https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2018.03025
Successful mammalian pregnancies are a result of complex physiological, endocrinological and immunological processes that combine to create an environment where the mother is ...