Danuta Radzioch

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The mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) p38/MAPK-activated protein kinase 2 (MK2) signaling pathway plays an important role in the posttranscriptional regulation of tumor necrosis factor (TNF), which is dependent on the adenine/uridine-rich element (ARE) in the 3' untranslated region of TNF mRNA. After lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation, MK2-deficient(More)
To explore regulation of potentially lethal responses to bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS), we used differential display under LPS-free conditions to compare macrophage cell lines from two strains of mice congenic for a locus affecting LPS sensitivity. LPS-hyporesponsive cells, primary macrophages, and polymorphonuclear leukocytes transcribed secretory(More)
The J2 recombinant retrovirus expressing v-myc/v-raf (also known as MYC/RAF1) immortalized macrophages from the bone marrow of lipopolysaccharide-responsive mouse strains, producing the ANA-1 cell line from C57BL/6 mice and the INF-3A cell line from C3H/HeN mice. In contrast, J2 recombinant retrovirus infection of the fetal liver from C57BL/6-Ly-5a mice(More)
Infection of macrophages with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) induces cell death by apoptosis or necrosis. TLRs 2 and 4 recognition of mycobacterial ligands has been independently associated to apoptosis induction. To try to understand the particular contribution of these receptors to apoptotic or necrotic signaling upon infection with live Mtb H37Rv, we(More)
The leading cause of mortality and morbidity in humans with cystic fibrosis is lung disease. Advances in our understanding of the pathogenesis of the lung disease of cystic fibrosis, as well as development of innovative therapeutic interventions, have been compromised by the lack of a natural animal model. The utility of the CFTR-knockout mouse in studying(More)
We investigated the kinetics of tissue-specific mRNA expression and systemic production of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and the kinetics of splenic expression of mRNAs of gamma interferon (INF-gamma) and interleukin-4 (IL-4), cytokines that may regulate TNF-alpha production, during the early phase of blood-stage infection with Plasmodium chabaudi(More)
Streptococcus suis capsular type 2 is an important swine pathogen and an agent of zoonosis. Although meningitis is the most common form of disease, septicemia and septic shock are also frequently reported. Despite reports that CD14 is involved in the recognition of encapsulated S. suis by host cells, the mechanisms underlying exacerbated release of(More)
NO overproduction has been suggested to contribute to the immunopathology related to malaria infection. Even though a role for some parasite molecules (e.g., GPI) in NO induction has been proposed, the direct contribution of hemozoin (HZ), another parasite metabolite, remains to be established. Therefore, we were interested to determine whether Plasmodium(More)
RATIONALE Allergic asthma is a heterogeneous disease, the pathology of which is a result of improper immune responses to innocuous antigens. We and others have previously shown that one of the Toll-like receptor (TLR)-7/8 ligands, the synthetic compound S28463 (resiquimod, R-848), is able to inhibit acute allergic asthma in mice. OBJECTIVES Given that the(More)
Reactive nitrogen intermediates (RNI) have been implicated in the interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma)-induced anti-microbial action of macrophages against a wide variety of pathogens. We have been studying the production of NO2- by macrophage lines derived from the bone marrow of either B10.A (Bcgs) strain mice (B10S cell lines), or their congenic BCG-resistant(More)