Daniel Dwyer

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Contained within the adult lung are differentiated mesenchymal cell types (cartilage, smooth muscle, and myofibrobasts) that provide structural support for airways and vessels. Alterations in the number and phenotype of these cells figure prominently in the pathogenesis of a variety of lung diseases. While these cells are thought to arise locally,(More)
Immune complex-mediated regulation of the immune response has been studied by using T cell lines and monoclonal antibodies (MAb), both specific for the acetylcholine receptor (AChR). Rat T lymphocytes bearing the W3/25 phenotype and specific for AChR from Torpedo californica have been propagated in vitro for nearly 1 yr. These T cells proliferate in(More)
Adiponectin (APN) is an adipocyte-derived factor that exists at high concentrations in serum and has anti-inflammatory and systemic vascular-protective properties. In this study, we investigated the role of APN in pulmonary vascular homeostasis. We found that APN localizes to the luminal side of blood vessels in lung and acts in vitro to block(More)
Calf lenses which are incubated in solutions of 1-150 mM H2O2 for 24 hr remain clear at 20 degrees C. While insoluble lens protein increases by at most 2-3%, we find extensive oxidation of exposed protein thiols, major shifts in the size distribution of crystallins, and progressive generation of more acidic polypeptides. Some of these oxidative(More)
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a rare disease that is defined by extensive detachment of full-thickness epidermis. It most often is related to an adverse drug reaction. The drugs implicated in most cases of TEN have been sulfonamides, anticonvulsants, allopurinol, and some of the conventional nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents. We describe a patient(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated that immunization of BALB/c mice with alpha(1----3) dextran (Dex) is accompanied by a reduction in the subsequent immune response to the acetylcholine receptor (AChR), depending on the timing of the Dex administration relative to AChR challenge. Here, we report that suppression of the anti-AChR response can be transferred(More)
spurious free dynamic range (SFDR), while minimizing the power consumption of sine-wave approximation circuits used in direct digital frequency synthesizers (DDFSs). A novel 16-segment parabolic approximation is detailed and compared with other recent solutions. The circuit complexity (as number of transistors) is comparable to that of ultra low-power(More)
Previously, we discovered a profound idiotypic connectivity among antibodies involved in the immune responses to alpha(1----3)dextran (Dex) and the acetylcholine receptor (AChR). The present studies were undertaken to assess whether these connections represent functional pathways for regulation. It was found that immunization of mice with Dex prior to(More)
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