Brian A. Pedersen

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Natural killer (NK) T cells recognize lipid antigens in the context of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class 1-like molecule CD1 and rapidly secrete large amounts of the cytokines interferon (IFN)-gamma and interleukin (IL)-4 upon T cell receptor (TCR) engagement. We have asked whether NK T cell activation influences adaptive T cell responses to(More)
Leukocytes and leukocyte-derived microparticles contain low levels of tissue factor (TF) and incorporate into forming thrombi. Although this circulating pool of TF has been proposed to play a key role in thrombosis, its functional significance relative to that of vascular wall TF is poorly defined. We tested the hypothesis that leukocyte-derived TF(More)
Sepsis is associated with a systemic activation of coagulation and an excessive inflammatory response. Anticoagulants have been shown to inhibit both coagulation and inflammation in sepsis. In this study, we used both genetic and pharmacologic approaches to analyze the role of tissue factor and protease-activated receptors in coagulation and inflammation in(More)
Tissue factor (TF) is expressed on nonvascular cells and cells within the vessel wall and circulates in blood associated with microparticles. Although blood-borne TF accumulates into the developing thrombus during thrombus formation, the contribution of blood-borne TF and vessel wall TF to thrombin generation in vivo following vessel injury is unknown. To(More)
OBJECTIVE In endotoxemia, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induces a systemic inflammatory response and intravascular coagulation. Monocytes orchestrate the innate immune response to LPS by expressing a variety of pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), and the procoagulant molecule, tissue factor (TF). In this study, we(More)
Experimental infection of the susceptible BALB/c (H-2d) mouse with the intracellular parasite Leishmania major induces a predominant Th2-type T cell response that eventually leads to death. In contrast, the resistant B10.D2 (H-2d) strain develops Th1 cells that control parasite replication and disease. In this study, we tested the ability of a recombinant(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that Grp78 negatively regulates cell surface tissue factor (TF) procoagulant activity and whether this is mediated by physical interaction. METHODS AND RESULTS Biopanning with phage-displayed peptidyl libraries has identified peptide probes that bind selectively in vivo to the surface of atherosclerotic plaque endothelium.(More)
Exposure of blood to tissue factor (TF) activates the extrinsic (TF:FVIIa) and intrinsic (FVIIIa:FIXa) pathways of coagulation. In this study, we found that mice expressing low levels of human TF ( approximately 1% of wild-type levels) in an mTF(-/-) background had significantly shorter lifespans than wild-type mice, in part, because of spontaneous fatal(More)
Inactivation of the murine tissue factor (TF) gene or tissue factor pathway inhibitor 1 (TFPI) gene results in embryonic lethality, indicating that both are required for embryonic development. We have shown that expression of low levels of TF from a transgene (hTF) rescues TF-null embryos. However, low-TF mice (mTF(-/-)/hTF+) have hemostatic defects in the(More)
Herpes simplex virus specifies five glycoproteins which have been found on the surface of both the intact, infected cells and the virion envelope. In the presence of the drug tunicamycin, glycosylation of the herpes simplex virus type 1 glycoproteins is inhibited. We present in this report evidence that the immunologically specificity of the glycoproteins(More)