Ayan Dasvarma

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Type 2 immunity, which involves coordinated regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses, can protect against helminth parasite infection, but may lead to allergy and asthma after inappropriate activation. We demonstrate that il25(-/-) mice display inefficient Nippostrongylus brasiliensis expulsion and delayed cytokine production by T helper 2 cells.(More)
Surface acoustic waves (SAWs) have been used as a rapid and efficient technique for driving microparticles into a three-dimensional scaffold matrix, raising the possibility that SAW may be effective in seeding live cells into scaffolds, that is, if the cells were able to survive the infusion process. Primary osteoblast-like cells were used to specifically(More)
The transmembrane form of T1/ST2 (ST2) is a specific marker on murine Th2 cells that have been generated in vitro, or isolated from sites of allergic type 2 inflammation. Despite the association of ST2 with Th2 cells, to date no obligate role for ST2 in type 2 responses in vivo has been described. We have specifically addressed the role of ST2 on T cells by(More)
Interleukin-9 is an immunoregulatory cytokine implicated in the development of asthma and allergy. To investigate the role of IL-9 in vivo, we have generated transgenic mice in which IL-9 is expressed from its own promoter. Strikingly, overexpression of IL-9 resulted in premature mortality associated with a complex phenotype characterized by the development(More)
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