Cheryl B. Le Grand

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We have investigated the potential use of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) agonists as anti-inflammatory agents in cell-based assays and in a mouse model of endotoxemia. Human peripheral blood monocytes were treated with LPS or PMA and a variety of PPARgamma agonists. Although 15-deoxy-Delta12,14-prostaglandin J2 (15d-PGJ2) at(More)
The enzyme 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (HSD) type 1 converts inactive cortisone into active cortisol in cells, thereby raising the effective glucocorticoid (GC) tone above serum levels. We report that pharmacologic inhibition of 11beta-HSD1 has a therapeutic effect in mouse models of metabolic syndrome. Administration of a selective, potent(More)
11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases (11beta-HSD) perform prereceptor metabolism of glucocorticoids through interconversion of the active glucocorticoid, cortisol, with inactive cortisone. Although the immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory activities of glucocorticoids are well documented, the expression of 11beta-HSD enzymes in immune cells is not well(More)
Once characterized by a very poor outcome, multiple myeloma (MM) now has a significantly prolonged survival, with major improvements allowed by the use of "novel agents": proteasome inhibitors (first-in-class bortezomib) and immunomodulatory compounds (IMiDs; first-in-class thalidomide and lenalidomide). However, the vast majority - if not all - of patients(More)
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