Bonnie M. Swerdlow

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Tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) is the major physiologic inhibitor of the extrinsic coagulation pathway. We have previously shown that TFPI is also a potent inhibitor of endothelial proliferation in vitro and of primary and metastatic tumor growth in vivo. Surprisingly, the antitumor activity of TFPI was demonstrated to be independent of its(More)
Production of pathogenic Abs contributes to disease progression in many autoimmune disorders. The immunosuppressant agent mycophenolic acid (MPA) has shown clinical efficacy for patients with autoimmunity. The goal of these studies was to elucidate the mechanisms of action of MPA on B cells isolated from healthy individuals and autoimmune patients. In this(More)
Severe bacterial infection results in both uncontrolled inflammation and immune suppression in septic patients. Although there is ample evidence that complement activation provokes overwhelming pro-inflammatory responses, whether or not it plays a role in immune suppression in this case is unclear. Here, we identify that complement C5a directly participates(More)
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