Dunia M. Jawdat

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Peptidoglycan (PGN) from Gram-positive bacteria, activates multiple immune effector cells. PGN-induced lymph node (LN) hypertrophy and dendritic cell mobilization in vivo were investigated following PGN injection into the skin. Both LN activation and the migration of Langerhans cells (LCs) to draining LNs were dependent on the presence of mast cells as(More)
Mast cells have been most extensively studied in their traditional role as an early effector cell of allergic disease. However, in the majority of individuals, it might be the role of this cell as a sentinel in host defense that is most important. Mast cells have been repeatedly demonstrated to play a critical role in defense against bacterial infections,(More)
Langerhans cells and mast cells are both resident in large numbers in the skin and act as sentinel cells in host defense. The ability of mast cells to induce Langerhans cell migration from the skin to the draining lymph node in vivo was examined. Genetically mast cell-deficient (W/Wv) mice and control mice were sensitized with IgE Ab in the ear pinna. Seven(More)
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