Diane Ecklund

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Tolerance therapy with nucleosomal histone peptides H471–94, H416–39, or H1′22–42 controls disease in lupus-prone SNF1 mice. It would be clinically important to determine whether a cocktail of the above epitopes would be superior. Herein, we found that compared with cocktail peptides, H471–94 monotherapy more effectively delayed nephritis onset, prolonged(More)
INTRODUCTION Lupus patients need alternatives to steroids and cytotoxic drugs. We recently found that apigenin, a non-mutagenic dietary flavonoid, can sensitize recurrently activated, normal human T cells to apoptosis by inhibiting nuclear factor-kappa-B (NF-kappaB)-regulated Bcl-xL, cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2), and cellular FLICE-like inhibitory protein(More)
In search of autoantigen-presenting cells that prime the pathogenic autoantibody-inducing Th cells of lupus, we found that CD41(+)CD151(+) cells among Lineage(-) (Lin(-)) CD117(+) (c-Kit(+)) CX3CR1(-) splenocytes depleted of known APCs were most proficient in presenting nuclear autoantigens from apoptotic cells to induce selectively an autoimmune Th17(More)
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