Angela L Nocera

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BACKGROUND Sinonasal epithelial cells are recognized as drivers of inflammation in chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) through secretion of T helper 2 (Th2)-promoting cytokines. P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is overexpressed in nasal polyps and modulates epithelial cytokine secretion in healthy mucosa. The objective of this study is to determine whether(More)
OBJECTIVE The discovery of noninvasive biomarkers of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is critical to enable our ability to provide prognostic information and targeted medical therapy. Epithelial P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is overexpressed in CRS and exists in an extracellular, secreted form. The objective of this study was to determine whether secreted P-gp(More)
BACKGROUND The blood-brain barrier represents a fundamental limitation in treating neurological disease because it prevents all neuropeptides from reaching the central nervous system (CNS). Currently, there is no efficient method to permanently bypass the blood-brain barrier. OBJECTIVE To test the feasibility of using nasal mucosal graft reconstruction of(More)
OBJECTIVE P-glycoprotein (P-gp) drives type-2 helper T-cell inflammation in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) through unknown posttranslational mechanisms of overexpression. A recent randomized clinical trial demonstrated that inhibition of P-gp was as effective as oral steroids and biologics in treating CRSwNP. Exosomes are 30- to 150-nm(More)
BACKGROUND P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is a 170 kDa transmembrane efflux pump, which is upregulated in chronic rhinosinusitis. Studies of leukemia demonstrated that P-gp may also be secreted in an intact soluble form. The purpose of this study was to explore whether sinonasal epithelial cells were capable of secreting soluble P-gp and whether P-gp has any(More)
BACKGROUND P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is an adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-dependent efflux pump that confers chemotherapeutic resistance in cancer cells. Recent studies suggest that P-gp may also function as an immunomodulator through regulation of cytokine transport. Sinonasal epithelial cells have been recognized as drivers of local innate and adaptive immunity(More)
BACKGROUND T-helper 2 (Th2) inflammation is a hallmark of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) although the pathogenesis is poorly understood. P-glycoprotein (permeability glycoprotein, P-gp) is an efflux pump that is capable of regulating cytokine transport and is expressed within sinonasal mucosa. The purpose of this study was to examine if(More)
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