Clare M. Morland

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Stromal cells may contribute to the inflammatory processes which lead to the recruitment of circulating leukocytes. Here, we describe a multicellular model in which chosen cellular elements of tissue can be cocultured with endothelial cells (EC). Cocultures can be incorporated into a novel parallel plate flow chamber to determine if stromal cells influence(More)
Eosinophil infiltration is the hallmark of allergic inflammatory events. However, the mechanisms governing the influx of eosinophils into the tissue at a site of an allergic reaction remains unclear. We have examined the interactions of eosinophils and neutrophils isolated from the same atopic donor with cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cell (EC)(More)
Mechanisms of eosinophil accumulation and activation in the bronchial mucosa are crucial for the pathogenesis of asthma. The location of specialized fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, beneath the bronchial basement membrane and their proximity to infiltrating eosinophils potentially enable the myofibroblasts to modulate eosinophil survival and function in asthma.(More)
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