Damiana Álvarez-Errico

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The incidence of chronic allergic dermatitis is rapidly increasing. Regulatory control of this disease has not been adequately explored. Here we report that mast cell-derived interleukin-2 (IL-2) contributes to the suppression of chronic allergic dermatitis. Mice deficient in IL-2 production, or deficient in mast cells (Kit(W-sh/W-sh)), showed exacerbated(More)
Using a three-hybrid strategy, we have identified a novel cell surface molecule which interacts with the Src homology 2 (SH2) domains of SH2 domain-containing protein tyrosine phosphatase 1 (SHP-1), termed "immune receptor expressed on myeloid cells 1" (IREM-1). The full-length cDNA coding for a polypeptide of 290 amino acids presents an extracellular(More)
Mast cells are pivotal in innate immunity and play an important role in amplifying adaptive immunity. Nonetheless, they have long been known to be central to the initiation of allergic disorders. This results from the dysregulation of the immune response whereby normally innocuous substances are recognized as non-self, resulting in the production of IgE(More)
Homology basic local alignment search tool search was conducted using a sequence encoding for a novel inhibitory receptor (IREM-1) cloned in our laboratory and a previously described homologous sequence termed CMRF-35. On the basis of this information, we cloned a full length cDNA corresponding to a novel member of this family, termed immune receptor(More)
The immune receptor expressed by myeloid cell 1 (IREM-1) (CD300f) inhibitory receptor displays five cytoplasmic tyrosine residues, two of them (Y205 and Y249) fit with ITIMs, whereas Y236 and Y263 constitute putative binding sites for PI3K. In the present study, immunoprecipitation analysis revealed that both the p85alpha subunit of PI3K and Src homology(More)
Myeloid cells are crucial effectors of the innate immune response and important regulators of adaptive immunity. The differentiation and activation of myeloid cells requires the timely regulation of gene expression; this depends on the interplay of a variety of elements, including transcription factors and epigenetic mechanisms. Epigenetic control involves(More)
The role of cytokines in establishing specific transcriptional programmes in innate immune cells has long been recognized. However, little is known about how these extracellular factors instruct innate immune cell epigenomes to engage specific differentiation states. Human monocytes differentiate under inflammatory conditions into effector cells with(More)
CD84 is a self-binding receptor from the CD150 (or signaling lymphocyte activation molecule [SLAM]) family that is broadly expressed in hematopoietic cells. It has been described that the adaptors SLAM-associated protein (SAP) and EWS-FLI1-activated transcript 2 (EAT-2) are critical for CD150 family members' signaling and function. We observed that human(More)
Engagement of FcepsilonRI causes its phosphorylation by Lyn kinase. Two alternatively spliced variants, Lyn A and B, are expressed in mast cells, and both isoforms interact with FcepsilonRI. Unlike Lyn A, Lyn B lacks a 21-aa region in the N-terminal unique domain. In this study, we investigated the role of Lyn A and B isoforms in mast cell signaling and(More)
The development of chronic allergic dermatitis in early life has been associated with increased onset and severity of allergic asthma later in life. However, the mechanisms linking these two diseases are poorly understood. In this study, we report that the development of oxazolone-induced chronic allergic dermatitis, in a mouse model, caused enhanced(More)