Greg Cieslewicz

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There has been significant utilization of the technique described by Hamelmann et al. (Am J Respir Crit Care Med 156: 766-775, 1997) in which a parameter, enhanced pause (Penh), related to airways responsiveness is noninvasively measured by unrestrained plethysmography (UP). Investigating this technique, we sought to answer these questions: 1). How do(More)
While signal transducer and activator of transcription protein 6 (STAT6) is important in interleukin-4 (IL-4)-induced commitment of CD4(+) T cells to the T helper cell, type 2 (Th2) phenotype and IgE isotype switching in B cells, its role in other IL-4-mediated events and their impact upon the allergic response is less evident. In the present study we(More)
Allergic sensitization in asthma develops as a consequence of complex interactions between T cells and antigen-presenting cells. We have developed several in vivo models to study allergen-specific T cell and B cell function and their relevance to allergic airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR), focusing on the role of the costimulatory molecules CD80 and CD86.(More)
Viral respiratory infections can cause bronchial hyperresponsiveness and exacerbate asthma. In mice, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection, which induces an immune response dominated by IFN-gamma, results in airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and eosinophil influx into the airways, both of which are prevented by pretreatment with anti-IL-5 Ab. To(More)
In mice, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection enhances allergic airway sensitization, resulting in lung eosinophilia and in airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR). The mechanisms by which RSV contributes to development of asthma and its effects on allergic airway sensitization in mice are not known. We tested whether these consequences of RSV infection can(More)
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