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This paper presents a cytogenetic analysis of two established but early-passage (passages 5 and 18) cell lines derived from histologically similar, poorly differentiated lymph node metastases of squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. The cell lines showed 3 shared marker chromosomes, del(1)(q11), del(2)(p11.1) and del(2)(q11.1). One of the lines (DLKP) had 8(More)
Bovine antibovine immunodeficiency-like virus (BIV) antibodies were detected by Western blot analysis (WBA) using a chemiluminescence protocol. Bovine sera with anti-BIV activity, obtained from cows in two dairy herds, had antibodies directed against a variety of BIV-specific antigens indicating chronic infections. These sera were also tested for(More)
OBJECTIVE Functionally impaired Treg cells expressing abnormally low levels of CTLA-4 have been well documented in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the molecular defect underlying this reduced expression is unknown. The aims of this study were to assess the role of DNA methylation in regulating CTLA-4 expression in Treg cells isolated from RA patients(More)
Interleukin-9 (IL-9) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of allergic disorders. To examine the interaction between IL-9 and eosinophils, we evaluated mature peripheral blood eosinophils for their expression of the specific alpha-subunit of the IL-9 receptor (IL-9R-alpha). The expression of IL-9R-alpha by human eosinophils was detected at the messenger(More)
Our recent data suggested that tissue eosinophils may be relatively insensitive to anti-IL-5 treatment. We examined cross-regulation and functional consequences of modulation of eosinophil cytokine receptor expression by IL-3, IL-5 GM-CSF, and eotaxin. Incubation of eosinophils with IL-3, IL-5, or GM-CSF led to reduced expression of IL-5R alpha, which was(More)
The advent of anti-TNF biologicals has been a seminal advance in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and has confirmed the important role of TNF in disease pathogenesis. However, it is unknown what sustains the chronic production of TNF. In this study, we have investigated the anti-inflammatory properties of mianserin, a serotonin receptor(More)
OBJECTIVE Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), in addition to their antidepressant effects, have been reported to have antiinflammatory effects. The aim of this study was to assess the antiarthritic potential of 2 SSRIs, fluoxetine and citalopram, in murine collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) and in a human ex vivo disease model of rheumatoid(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the expression and function of triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (TREM-1) in the synovium of human RA patients as well as the level of soluble TREM-1 in the plasma of RA patients. METHODS Twenty-four RA synovial samples were analysed by gene expression oligonucleotide microarrays. Expression levels of TREM-1 mRNA(More)
A combination of in vitro and in vivo molecular genetic approaches have provided evidence to suggest that AP-1 (Fos/Jun) transcription factors play multiple roles in functional development of hematopoietic precursor cells into mature blood cells along most, if not all, of the hematopoietic cell lineages. This includes the monocyte/macrophage, granulocyte,(More)
Mice lacking protein kinase Cepsilon (PKCepsilon) are hypersensitive to both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial infections; however, the mechanism of PKCepsilon coupling to the Toll-like receptors (TLRs), responsible for pathogen detection, is poorly understood. Here we sought to investigate the mechanism of PKCepsilon involvement in TLR signaling(More)