Carla A Martin

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We describe, in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), abnormalities in the expression and distribution of heat shock protein (hsp) and dendritic cells (DCs) that are conducive to cross-priming and DC cross-talk. As detected by ELISA, inducible (i)hsp70 was dramatically increased in RA synovial fluid (RASF) vs normal human and RA sera and osteoarthritis and gout(More)
The regulatory mechanisms of nontransformed intestinal epithelial cell apoptosis have not been thoroughly investigated. We determined the susceptibility and mechanism of Fas-mediated apoptosis in nontransformed human intestinal epithelial cells (HIPEC) in the presence and absence of inflammatory cytokines. Despite ample expression of Fas, HIPEC were(More)
Many cell types express a membrane receptor, activated by trypsin-like proteases, termed protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2). Previous studies describing PAR-2 expression on fibroblasts have been conflicting. In this report, we investigated in vitro PAR-2 expression on several fibroblast cell lines using flow cytometry, immunohistology, and immunoblots of(More)
Physiologic triggers and functional consequences of endogenous heat shock protein (HSP) responses in dendritic cells (DC) are poorly defined. In this study, we show that even in the absence of heat stress and infection, a specific cohort of DC/proinflammatory cytokines (IL-4-IL-13/IL-6/GM-CSF) institutes an enhanced inducible (i)HSP70 intracellular and(More)
An evolving premise is that cytoprotective autophagy responses are essential to monocyte-macrophage differentiation. Whether autophagy functions similarly during the monocyte-to-dendritic cell (DC) transition is unclear. IL-10, which induces apoptosis in maturing human DCs, has been shown to inhibit starvation-induced autophagy in murine macrophage cell(More)
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