SearchSkip to Search Results
- 1El-Sheikh, Amr.
- 1Fagan-Garcia, Katharine
- 1Griffiths, Cameron
- 1Harrop, Alan Robertson.
- 1Hosseini, Seyedeh Nargess
- 1Jensen, Lionel D
- 5Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
- 4Department of Surgery
- 2Department of Medicine
- 1Department of Biochemistry
- 1Department of Cell Biology
- 1Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
This thesis examines the pathophysiology of asthma, attempts to determine the cellular mechanisms behind viral-induced immune memory mediated asthma exacerbations, and investigates urinary metabolomic biomarkers of asthma and neonatal hypoxia.
Poxviruses encode many genes that are orthologs of cellular genes. These orthologs serve many functions, but those that are of most interest are ones that have evolved further and now serve an immune-evasion function. Such genes were likely first acquired by poxviruses through some form of...
Treatment of Antiviral Drugs in Wastewater Using Advanced Oxidation Processes - Ozonation of Oseltamivir PhosphateDownload
While wastewater treatment facilities are designed to remove contaminants from water before it returns to the environment, unfortunately, not all of these facilities are effective in the removal of micropollutants (MPs). Antiviral drugs are a class of MPs that have become an area of concern due...
The mechanism of action of cidofovir and (S)-9-(3-hydroxy-2-phosphonomethoxypropyl)adenine against viral polymerasesDownload
The nucleoside phosphonates cidofovir (CDV) and (S)-9-[3-hydroxy-(2-phosphonomethoxy)propyl]adenine [(S)-HPMPA] are analogs of dCMP and dAMP, respectively. Collectively these drugs are effective inhibitors of a wide range of DNA viruses, RNA viruses, and retroviruses. Because they are nucleotide...
The Stevens [1,2]-rearrangement of onium ylides has been employed as a valuable synthetic method to construct new C-C bonds. Oxonium ylides are reactive intermediates that undergo facile Stevens rearrangement under mild conditions. In the last several decades, the Stevens rearrangement of oxonium...
The Role of Vitamin D in Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha-Induced Response in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseDownload
Vitamin D is an important immunomodulator of the immune system and has been suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Drugs targeting TNF-alpha are effective IBD therapies, and vitamin D has been demonstrated to suppress TNF-alpha as well as work...
Infectious respiratory diseases, caused by viruses and bacteria that attack the respiratory system, constitute a serious threat in public health around the world. Pathogens can be transmitted in the air though large droplets or aerosols. As aerosols can linger in the environment for a prolonged...