Greg Harris

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Allergic asthma is a dysregulation of the immune system which leads to the development of Th2 responses to innocuous antigens (allergens). Some infections and microbial components can re-direct the immune response toward the Th1 response, or induce regulatory T cells to suppress the Th2 response, thereby inhibiting the development of allergic asthma. Since(More)
Acinetobacter baumannii is an emerging bacterial pathogen that causes nosocomial pneumonia and other infections. Although it is recognized as an increasing threat to immunocompromised patients, the mechanism of host defense against A. baumannii infection remains poorly understood. In this study, we examined the potential role of macrophages in host defense(More)
This study examined the role of lymphotoxin (LT)-alpha in host defense against airborne infection with Francisella tularensis, a gram-negative facultative intracellular bacterium and the causative agent of tularemia. Following a low-dose aerosol infection with the highly virulent type A strain of F. tularensis, mice deficient in LTalpha (LTalpha-/-)(More)
Archaeal lipid mucosal vaccine adjuvant and delivery (AMVAD) is a safe mucosal adjuvant that elicits long lasting and memory boostable mucosal and systemic immune responses to model antigens such as ovalbumin. In this study, we evaluated the potential of the AMVAD system for eliciting protective immunity against mucosal bacterial infections, using a mouse(More)
On the premise that somatic mutations may be involved in the pathogenesis of diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis, the proficiency of repair of 0(6)-methylguanine, a powerful, premutagenic, directly miscoding base lesion, was examined in the DNA of peripheral-blood mononuclear cells (mainly lymphocytes) from patients with(More)
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