Brett Jorgensen

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We have identified a new role for the matrix enzyme lysyl oxidase–like-2 (LOXL2) in the creation and maintenance of the pathologic microenvironment of cancer and fibrotic disease. Our analysis of biopsies from human tumors and fibrotic lung and liver tissues revealed an increase in LOXL2 in disease-associated stroma and limited expression in healthy(More)
Expression of matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) is elevated in a variety of inflammatory and oncology indications, including ulcerative colitis and colorectal cancer. MMP9 is a downstream effector and an upstream mediator of pathways involved in growth and inflammation, and has long been viewed as a promising therapeutic target. However, previous efforts to(More)
Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is a multifunctional cytokine that exerts potent context specific immunostimulatory and immunosuppressive effects. We have investigated the mechanism by which PEGylated rIL-10 regulates plasma cholesterol in mice and humans. In agreement with previous work on rIL-10, we report that PEGylated rIL-10 harnesses the myeloid immune system(More)
1D10 is a previously described antibody that binds to cells from a majority of B-cell malignancies. The current studies were designed to further evaluate the antigen specificity of 1D10 and its potential as an immunotherapeutic agent. Studies with transfectants and immunoprecipitation demonstrated that 1D10 recognizes some, but not all, of the human HLA-DR(More)
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