Brooks L Parker

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The Gads adaptor protein is critical for TCR-mediated Ca(2+) mobilization. We investigated the effect of Gads deficiency on the proliferation of CD8(+) T cells following peptide stimulation and in the context of infection with an intracellular pathogen. We stimulated CD8(+) T cells from Gads(+/+) OT-I and Gads(-/-) OT-I mice with cognate Ag (SIINFEKL) or(More)
The Gads adaptor protein is an essential component of the T cell signaling complex critical for T cell receptor-mediated calcium mobilization. After expression of TCRβ in T cell precursors, Gads is required for optimal Bcl-2 expression and cell survival. Similarly, the IL-7 receptor chain CD127 is also necessary for optimal Bcl-2 expression and cell(More)
Among the milestones that occur during T-cell development in the thymus is the expression of T-cell receptor-β (TCR-β) and the formation of the pre-TCR complex. Signals emanating from the pre-TCR trigger survival, proliferation and differentiation of T-cell precursors. Although the pre-TCR is essential for these cell outcomes, other receptors, such as Notch(More)
Gastric disturbances such as dyspepsia are routinely encountered by multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, and these conditions are often treated with gastric acid suppressors such as proton pump inhibitors, histamine H2 receptor antagonists, or antacids. The proton pump inhibitor omeprazole can alter the gut flora and immune responses, both of which can(More)
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