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RATIONALE Receptor expression dictates the spectrum of chemokine actions on immunocompetent cells. We have previously shown that the chemokine receptor CXCR3 is highly expressed by T-helper type 1 (Th1) cells infiltrating the lungs of patients with sarcoidosis. OBJECTIVES The evaluation of the role of Bonzo/CXCR6 and its ligand CXCL16 in the pathogenesis(More)
Hyperforin (Hyp) is an active compound contained in the extract of Hypericum perforatum, well known for its antidepressant activity. However, Hyp has been found to possess several other biological properties, including inhibitory effects on tumor invasion, angiogenesis, and inflammation. In this paper, we show that treatment with Hyp inhibited IFN-gamma(More)
BACKGROUND Natural killer cell-type lymphoproliferative disease of granular lymphocytes is a disorder characterized by chronic proliferation of CD3(-)CD16(+) granular lymphocytes. By flow cytometry analysis, we previously demonstrated a dysregulation in killer immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) expression in natural killer cells from patients with this(More)
Using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based sequence-specific primers, the killer immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) genotypes of 35 patients with natural killer (NK)-type lymphoproliferative disease of granular lymphocytes and of 50 normal subjects were investigated to evaluate whether genes coding for activating KIRs were more frequently detected in(More)
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is characterized by an alveolitis sustained by CD8(+) T lymphocytes showing a limited expression of the T cell receptor (TCR). We previously demonstrated that a bias in T cell selection occurs in the lower respiratory tract of patients with HP, with a compartmentalization in the lung of CD8(+) T cells bearing (TCR)-beta(More)
In order to evaluate the role of CXCR6/CXCL16 in driving lymphocyte migration into inflamed joints of children with oligoarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) we analysed CXCR6 expression and functional capability in lymphocytes from synovial fluid (SF) by flow cytometry, by real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and migration assays.(More)
The O 6-methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase (MGMT) gene encodes for a DNA repairing enzyme of which silencing by promoter methylation is involved in brain tumorigenesis. MGMT promoter methylation represents a favorable prognostic factor and has been associated with a better response to alkylating agents in glioma and systemic lymphoma. Primary central(More)
In HSCT setting, KIR-driven alloreactivity might be better predicted if the donor KIR genotype is considered in addition to the recipient HLA genotype. The prediction of NK cell alloreactivity relies on the missing ligand in the recipient, a scenario that can be found in HLA-identical and non-identical allotransplants. The aim of this study was to(More)
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