Ashleigh Goethel

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Although the etiology of Crohn's disease (CD) remains elusive this disease is characterized by T cell activation that leads to chronic inflammation and mucosal damage. A potential role for maladaptation between the intestinal microbiota and the mucosal immune response is suggested by the fact that mutations in the pattern recognition receptor Nod2 are(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS New therapeutic approaches are needed for inflammatory bowel diseases. A monoclonal antibody against CD3 (anti-CD3) suppresses T-cell-mediated autoimmune diseases such as experimental allergic encephalomyelitis. We explored the effects of anti-CD3 in mice with colitis. METHODS Severe combined immunodeficient mice were given injections of(More)
Loss of function in the NOD2 gene is associated with a higher risk of developing Crohn's disease (CD). CD is characterized by activation of T cells and activated T cells are involved in mucosal inflammation and mucosal damage. We found that acute T cell activation with anti-CD3 mAb induced stronger small intestinal mucosal damage in NOD2(-/-) mice compared(More)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an abnormal inflammatory response within the gut to a trigger that has yet to be identified. The family history in many patients, especially those with Crohn's disease, suggests a genetic predisposition. It has been hypothesized that the abnormal inflammatory response is due in part to genetic alterations in the normal(More)
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