Annette J. Schlueter

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Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is an autoinflammatory disorder that primarily affects bone but is often accompanied by inflammation of the skin and/or gastrointestinal tract. The etiology is unknown but evidence suggests a genetic component to disease susceptibility. Although most cases of CRMO are sporadic, there is an autosomal(More)
BACKGROUND The Ly-6 family has many members, including Ly-6C and Ly-6G. A previous study suggested that the anti-Ly-6G antibody, RB6-8C5, may react with Ly-6Chi murine bone marrow (BM) cells. This finding has been interpreted as cross-reactivity of RB6-8C5 with the Ly-6C antigen, and has been generalized to many hematopoietic cell types, using the(More)
Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type II (MPGN II) is a rare kidney disease identified microscopically by electron-dense deposits surrounded by complement component C3 in glomerular basement membranes. MPGN II usually leads to renal failure, and patients with MPGN II experience a high rate of recurrence following renal transplantation. No treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Pediatric emergency RBC transfusions are often infused rapidly through 22-gauge (ga) or smaller needles or catheters using hand-held syringes. Data relating needle size, unit age, and infusion rate are needed to assess the risk of hemolysis and hyperkalemia in this setting. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Multiple simulated transfusions were performed(More)
OBJECT The risk of surgical site infection (SSI) after craniotomies or craniectomies in patients in whom contaminated bone flaps have been reimplanted has not been determined. The objectives of this study were to identify the prevalence of bone flaps with positive cultures--especially those contaminated with Propionibacterium acnes--to assess the risk of(More)
The mouse Lupo (I282N) mutation in proline-serine-threonine phosphatase-interacting protein 2 (PSTPIP2) leads to reduced expression of PSTPIP2 that is associated with a macrophage-mediated autoinflammatory disease. Another mutation in PSTPIP2, L98P, termed chronic multifocal osteomyelits (cmo), leads to a disease in mice that resembles chronic recurrent(More)
BACKGROUND As initiators of immune responses, dendritic cells (DCs) are required for antigen (Ag)-specific activation of naïve T cells in the defense against infectious agents. The increased susceptibility to and severity of infection seen in chronic alcoholics could be because of impaired DCs initiation of naïve T-cell responses. Specifically, these DCs(More)
Ly-6C has been proposed as a marker of memory CD8+ T cells. Reports have indicated that Ly-6C is upregulated after T cell receptor (TCR) stimulation or exposure to proinflammatory cytokines. This study examined the relative roles of proinflammatory cytokines and TCR engagement in Ly-6C induction. In vitro experiments tested the effects of cytokines on Ly-6C(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic alcoholics experience increased incidence and severity of infections, the mechanism of which is incompletely understood. Dendritic cells (DC) migrate from peripheral locations to lymph nodes (LN) to initiate adaptive immunity against infection. Little is known about how chronic alcohol exposure affects skin DC numbers or migration. (More)
Alcohol use by pregnant women is a significant public health issue despite well-described risks to the fetus including physical and intellectual growth retardation and malformations. Although clinical studies are limited, they suggest that in utero alcohol exposure also results in significant immune deficiencies in naive neonates. However, little is known(More)