Edmund J. Gosselin

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The primary function of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) in the immune response appears to be acute phagocytic clearance of foreign pathogens and release of inflammatory mediators. Consistent with their assumed lack of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II expression, PMN have not been considered to play a role in antigen presentation and(More)
Human FcR for IgG can be divided into three classes (Fc gamma RI, II, and III) based on their structure and reactivity with mAb. Fc gamma RII can be further subdivided into two categories based on functional and biochemical assays. These two Fc gamma RII subtypes were initially recognized by the failure of T cells from 40% of individuals to proliferate in(More)
Numerous studies have demonstrated that targeting Ag to Fc receptors (FcR) on APCs can enhance humoral and cellular immunity. However, studies are lacking that examine both the use of FcR-targeting in generating immune protection against infectious agents and the use of FcRs in the induction of mucosal immunity. Francisella tularensis is a category A(More)
PROBLEM The tissues of the human female reproductive tract (Fallopian tube, uterus, cervix, and vagina) may play different roles in the provision of mucosal immunity. The purpose of this study was to develop a uniform method suitable for quantitative comparison of the leukocytes from all these tissues. METHOD OF STUDY Tissues, typically 0.5-1.0 g, were(More)
Transfusion or transplantation of T lymphocytes into an allogeneic recipient can evoke potent immune responses including, in immunocompromised patients, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). As our previous studies demonstrated attenuated immunorecognition of red blood cells covalently modified with methoxy(polyethylene glycol) (mPEG), we hypothesized that(More)
There is a continuing need for alternatives to current human adjuvants. Recombinant protein vaccines, which target antigen to human Fc gamma receptor type I (hFcgammaRI) on hFcgammaRI-expressing antigen presenting cells, provide one potential alternative. Using a recombinant anti-hFcgammaRI-antigen fusion protein and adjuvant independent mouse model, we(More)
A major new challenge for vaccine development is to target APC such as monocytes and macrophages for efficient Ag processing and presentation. It has been shown that Fc gamma R-mediated uptake of Ag-antibody complexes can enhance Ag presentation by myeloid cells at least 100-fold, and directing Ag to Fc gamma R in mice brings about a substantial increase in(More)
Polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) have long been thought to be short-lived, terminally differentiated cells incapable of synthesizing significant levels of protein, with their primary function being phagocytosis and the release of cytotoxic compounds. More recently, it has been demonstrated that PMN can produce a number of functionally diverse substances,(More)
The professional antigen presenting cell (APC) plays an essential role in the initiation and propagation of the acquired immune response. Thus, much work has been done in designing strategies that target vaccine antigen (Ag) to APC. Utilizing recombinant DNA technology, we have created a unique two-component system that delivers biotinylated Ag to the Fc(More)