David P. Huston

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Interleukin (IL) 25 (IL-17E), a distinct member of the IL-17 cytokine family, plays important roles in evoking T helper type 2 (Th2) cell-mediated inflammation that features the infiltrations of eosinophils and Th2 memory cells. However, the cellular sources, target cells, and underlying mechanisms remain elusive in humans. We demonstrate that human Th2(More)
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare lung disorder in which surfactant-derived lipoproteins accumulate excessively within pulmonary alveoli, causing severe respiratory distress. The importance of granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in the pathogenesis of PAP has been confirmed in humans and mice, wherein GM-CSF signaling is(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of CXCL13 in the development and pathogenesis of collagen-induced arthritis (CIA), and to determine the mechanisms involved in the modulation of arthritogenic response by CXCL13 neutralization. METHODS Mice were immunized with type II collagen (CII) and treated with anti-CXCL13 or control antibodies during boosting. Mice(More)
The inflammatory cytokine interleukin (IL)-17 is involved in the pathogenesis of allergic diseases. However, the identity and functions of IL-17-producing T cells during the pathogenesis of allergic diseases remain unclear. Here, we report a novel subset of T(H)2 memory/effector cells that coexpress the transcription factors GATA3 and RORγt and coproduce(More)
IL-5, IL-3, and GM-CSF are related hematopoietic cytokines, which regulate the function of myeloid cells and are mediators of the allergic inflammatory response. These cytokines signal through heteromeric receptors containing a specific alpha chain and a shared signaling chain, betac. Previous studies demonstrated that the ubiquitin (Ub) proteasome(More)
IL-5, IL-3, and GM-CSF are hematopoietic cytokines that are key mediators of the allergic inflammatory response. The receptors for these three cytokines consist of a cytokine-specific alpha (Ralpha) chain and a shared common beta (betac) chain. Herein, we demonstrate that agonistic ligation of these receptor subunits rapidly induces proteasomal degradation(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper reviews the current views of the pathogenesis of airway eosinophilic inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in allergic asthma based on mouse models of the disease. The reader will also encounter new treatment strategies that have arisen as this knowledge is applied in practice. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE searches were conducted(More)
IL-3, IL-5, and GM-CSF are related hematopoietic cytoines that are important for allergic inflammation. The receptors for human IL-5, IL-3, and GM-CSF are members of the hematopoietin receptor superfamily and are comprised of a cytokine-specific alpha chain and the common beta chain that is shared among these cytokines for signaling. Each of these cytokines(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disorder of unknown origin that may rarely present solely as an intracranial tumor. Neurosarcoidosis can mimic more common disease processes, such as meningioma, glioma, or metastases. It is important to keep neurosarcoidosis in mind, both preoperatively and intraoperatively, to guide appropriate(More)
Specific eosinophil accumulation and activation within the asthmatic bronchial mucosa are thought to occur at least partly through the actions of cytokines, including interleukin (IL)-5, IL-3 and granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF). Although mRNA encoding some of these cytokines has been demonstrated in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)(More)