Andrew J. Stagg

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Intestinal dendritic cells (DCs) send processes between epithelial cells into the gut lumen to sample pathogens. Noninvasive entero-pathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) colonize the gut using a type three secretion system (T3SS) to inject effector proteins into epithelial cells. We hypothesized that EPEC might also inject proteins into DC processes to dampen(More)
Dendritic cells (DC) in the colon may regulate intestinal immunity but remain poorly characterized. In this study a CD11c(+)HLA-DR(+)lin(-) (CD3(-)CD14(-)CD16(-)CD19(-)CD34(-)) population has been identified by flow cytometry in cells obtained by rapid collagenase digestion of human colonic and rectal biopsies. These day 0 (d0) CD11c(+)HLA-DR(+)lin(-) cells(More)
We have tracked the fate of immature human B cells at a critical stage in their development when the mature B cell repertoire is shaped. We show that a major subset of bone marrow emigrant immature human B cells, the transitional 2 (T2) B cells, homes to gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) and that most T2 B cells isolated from human GALT are activated.(More)
A mouse model of ascending infection following intravaginal inoculation with a strain of Chlamydia trachomatis isolated from humans has been used to identify immune mechanisms associated with protection against genital infection. BALB/c and C3H mice differed in their susceptibilities to infection and inflammatory disease. In both mouse strains, ascension of(More)
Intestinal dendritic cells (DCs) send processes between epithelial cells into the gut lumen to sample pathogens. Noninvasive enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) colonize the gut using a type three secretion system (T3SS) to inject effector proteins into epithelial cells. We hypothesized that EPEC might also inject proteins into DC processes to dampen(More)
Dendritic cells (DC) migrate to lymph nodes on expression of C-C motif chemokine receptor 7 (CCR7) and control immune activity. Leptin, an immunomodulatory adipokine, functions via leptin receptors, signaling via the long isoform of receptor, LepRb. Leptin promotes DC maturation and increases CCR7 expression on blood DC. Increased mesenteric fat and leptin(More)
Increased methylglyoxal (MG) concentrations and formation of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) are major pathways of glycaemic damage in diabetes, leading to vascular and neuronal complications. Diabetes patients also suffer increased susceptibility to many common infections, the underlying causes of which remain elusive. We hypothesized that immune(More)
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