Aaron J. McBride

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Adenovirus (Ad) vectors are promising candidates for both gene transfer and vaccine applications. In this study, we investigated the role of TLR2 in innate and adaptive immune responses to Ad and/or the transgene it expresses following systemic injection. We found that Ad directly activates ERK1/2 in vivo, but that initiation of ERK1/2 activation is(More)
Human complement receptors 1 and 2 are well described as important regulators of innate and adaptive immune responses, having pivotal roles in regulating complement activation (CR1) and B-cell maturation/survival. In contrast, the role of the murine homologs of CR1 and CR2 (mCR1/2) have been primarily defined as modulating activation of the adaptive immune(More)
Transcription factor IIE (TFIIE) is a general initiation and promoter escape factor for RNA polymerase II composed of p56 (TFIIE-alpha) and p34 (TFIIE-beta) subunits. Our laboratories experienced difficulty producing adequate quantities of recombinant human TFIIE-alpha for in vitro studies using available clones. We therefore re-engineered the TFIIE subunit(More)
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