Giovanny J Martínez-Colón

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The NLRP3 inflammasome is an important component of the innate immune system. However, its mechanism of activation remains largely unknown. We show that NLRP3 activators including bacterial pore-forming toxins, nigericin, ATP, and particulate matter caused mitochondrial perturbation or the opening of a large membrane pore, but this was not required for(More)
RATIONALE Autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients are susceptible to pulmonary infections, including bacterial pathogens, even after hematopoietic reconstitution. We previously reported that murine bone marrow transplant (BMT) neutrophils overexpress cyclooxygenase-2, overproduce prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), and exhibit(More)
Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) treats or cures a variety of hematological and inherited disorders. Unfortunately, patients who undergo HSCT are susceptible to infections by a wide array of opportunistic pathogens. Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria can have life-threatening effects in HSCT patients by causing lung pathology that has been linked to(More)
Interleukin-36γ (IL-36γ) is a member of novel IL-1-like proinflammatory cytokine family that are highly expressed in epithelial tissues and several myeloid-derived cell types. Little is known about the role of the IL-36 family in mucosal immunity, including lung anti-bacterial responses. We used murine models of IL-36γ deficiency to assess the contribution(More)
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