Russell Ross, 1929-1999
Russell Ross, until 1994 the Chairman of the Department of Pathology at the University of Washington, also on the faculty of the Department of Biochemistry, was prominent in the study of pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, a gifted speaker, a supporter of the arts, and a fine friend to many colleagues. In his last years he led the charge to adopt mouse models in learning about atherogenesis. He was a champion of vascular biology and atherosclerosis research, an enthusiastic and articulate advocate for his field.
Publication Name: Nature Medicine
Spinal cord injury: are interleukins a molecular link between neuronal damage and ensuing pathobiology?
Interleukins arepeptides or glycoproteins that modify the growth and behavior of cells of the immune system. The pathogenesis of the diverse sequelae of spinal cord injury such as impaired cardiopulmonary functions, anemia, altered hepatic metabolism,immune incompetence, carbohydrate intolerance, changes in pharmacokinetics, accelerated bone turnover and impaired thermoregulation may be explained by mediation of interleukins, specifically interleukins 1 and 2.
Publication Name: Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
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