Allison M. Lanham

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Beryllium exposure in the workplace can result in chronic beryllium disease, a granulomatous lung disorder characterized by CD4(+) T cell alveolitis and progressive lung fibrosis. A large number of the CD4(+) T cells recruited to the lung in chronic beryllium disease recognize beryllium in an Ag-specific manner and express Th1-type cytokines following T(More)
UNLABELLED Biliary atresia (BA) is a progressive, inflammatory cholangiopathy that culminates in fibrosis of extrahepatic and intrahepatic bile ducts. A leading theory on the pathogenesis of BA is that the bile duct damage is initiated by a virus infection, followed by a bile duct-targeted autoimmune response. One mechanism of autoimmunity entails a(More)
RATIONALE Chronic beryllium disease (CBD) is a CD4(+) T cell-mediated disorder characterized by persistent lung inflammation. Naturally occurring regulatory T (T(reg)) cells modulate adaptive immune responses. The role of this T-cell subset in beryllium-induced lung disease is unknown. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine whether(More)
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is an inflammatory lung disease characterized by a diffuse mononuclear cell infiltrate in the lung that can progress to pulmonary fibrosis with chronic exposure to an inhaled Ag. We previously reported that C57BL/6 mice repeatedly exposed to the ubiquitous microorganism Bacillus subtilis develop mononuclear infiltrates in(More)
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