David C. Smyth

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Oncostatin M (OSM) is an IL-6/LIF cytokine family member whose role has been identified in a range of biological activities in vitro, including up-regulation of inflammatory gene expression and regulation of connective tissue metabolism. However, the mechanisms through which OSM regulates cellular responses are not completely understood. In this study, we(More)
Oncostatin-M (OSM) is an IL-6/gp130 family member that can stimulate the eosinophil-selective CC chemokine eotaxin-1 in vitro and eosinophil accumulation in mouse lung in vivo. The adhesion molecule VCAM-1 and eotaxin have been implicated in extravasation and accumulation of eosinophils into tissue in animal models of asthma. In this study, we investigated(More)
Oncostatin M (OSM) is an IL-6/LIF family cytokine that influences mesenchymal progenitor differentiation; however, the mechanisms of this activity have not been fully elucidated. Using uncommitted murine adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal progenitors, we have examined mechanisms of OSM-induced osteogenesis. Murine OSM (mOSM) induced osteogenic(More)
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