T cells are one of the key cells in the immune system. Although they are
not the first line of defense against a pathogen, their functions can greatly enhance
the phagocytosis and destruction of pathogens as well as the development of
antibody responses. Furthermore, even when responding T cells have...
The immune system has been identified as a very sensitive target for the toxic effects of 2,3,7,S-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). Exposure to TCDD has been shown to disrupt the generation of both cell-mediated and humoral T cell-dependent immunity in laboratory animals; however, the mechanism remains unknown. In this dissertation, the hypothesis is...
The proposed action is to thin understory trees from around ponderosa pine, sugar pine, white pine, and
Douglas fir in the outer portion of Riparian Reserves in the Jenny Creek watershed. The overall objective
is to maintain and restore the diversity of forest stands near streams in a way that...
Background: The capability of an individual to produce force rapidly is important for performance of sporting activities and to stabilize a joint to protect against injury. Rate of torque development (RTD) and contractile impulse (CI) may be more effective than peak torque in assessing rapid torque production. The relationship between...
Although IL-4 is a well-characterized multi-functional cytokine, its role as a
survival factor in T cells is not completely understood. In an attempt to uncover
IL-4-mediated survival, we studied caspase activation in primary mouse T
lymphocytes undergoing death by neglect, activation-induced or steroid-induced
cell death. Here, we identify the executioner...
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) and related compounds are well-recognized
for their immunosuppressive activity, which is mediated through an
intracellular receptor and transcription factor, aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR).
Laboratory animals exposed to TCDD are less resistant to infection and have severely
impaired humoral and cell-mediated immune responses. This dissertation addressed
the hypothesis that...
This is a bibliography of the work of T. L. Jackson, who conducted research at the North Willamette Research and Experiment Center. It is limited to those Extension publications and research reports that addressed the nutrient needs of fresh market and processed vegetables.