Charles F Stanley

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Silicosis is a crippling fibrotic lung disease induced by inhalation of crystalline silica. One feature of silicosis is systemic and pulmonary immune dysfunction characterized in part by elevations in serum and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) immunoglobulins. A major specific aim of the current report was to demonstrate that an experimental model of silicosis(More)
Oxygenated metabolites of arachidonic acid (AA) are produced by the alveolar macrophage (AM) and have been shown to mediate inflammatory reactions. We therefore assessed the production of eicosanoids by AM harvested from the lungs of rats exposed to a bituminous coal dust for 2 wk in an inhalation chamber in order to determine if AA metabolism was altered(More)
Diesel exhaust particles (DEP) have been shown to alter pulmonary immune responses to bacterial infection. Exposure of rats to 100 mg/m(3) DEP for 4 h was found to aggravate Listeria monocytogenes(Listeria) infection at 3 days postinfection, but the bacteria were largely cleared at 7 days postinfection due to the development of a strong T cell-mediated(More)
Silicosis is a crippling fibrotic lung disease induced by inhaling crystalline silica. In addition to fibrosis, silica inhalation by humans is associated with a number of immunological effects including increased levels of serum immunoglobulins (in particular IgG), increased prevalence of autoantibodies, and autoimmune disease. Recent studies using rodent(More)
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