Holly L. Evanoff

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Cells within the synovial tissue may recruit mononuclear phagocytes into the synovial fluid and tissues of arthritic patients. We investigated the production of the chemotactic cytokine monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) using sera, synovial fluid, synovial tissue, as well as macrophages and fibroblasts isolated from synovial tissues from 80(More)
Cells of the synovial microenvironment may recruit neutrophils (PMN) and lymphocytes into synovial fluid, as well as lymphocytes into the synovial tissues, of arthritic patients. We have investigated the production of the chemotactic cytokine IL-8 by using sera, synovial fluid, synovial tissue, and macrophages and fibroblasts isolated from synovial tissues(More)
One of the hallmarks of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis with a usual interstitial pneumonia histological pathology (IPF/UIP) is excess collagen deposition, due to enhanced fibroblast extracellular matrix synthetic activity. Studies using murine models of lung fibrosis have elucidated a pro-fibrotic pathway involving IL-13 driving CCL2, which in turn drives(More)
BACKGROUND Some idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) are characterised by fibroproliferation and deposition of extracellular matrix. Because efficacious treatment options are limited, research has been directed towards understanding the cytokine networks that may affect fibroblast activation and, hence, the progression of certain IIPs. AIMS To(More)
A well defined model of T cell-mediated hypersensitivity-type granulomatous inflammation induced by Schistosoma mansoni eggs was used to assess the role of IL-4 and IFN-gamma in granuloma development. Synchronized pulmonary granulomas were induced and isolated from S. mansoni-infected mice during vigorous (8 wk) and modulated (20 wk) stages of the disease.(More)
The extravasation of leukocytes from the lumen of the vessel to a site of inflammation initially requires a specific binding event followed by migration of the cells through the endothelial cell layer into the inflammatory foci. The interaction of leukocytes with the endothelium via specific receptors may provide intracellular signals that activate the(More)
Inflammatory leukocytes play a central role in the pathogenesis of human atherosclerotic disease, from early atherogenesis to the late stages of atherosclerosis, such as aneurysm formation. We have shown previously that human abdominal aortic aneurysms are characterized by the presence of numerous chronic inflammatory cells throughout the vessel wall (Am J(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) are a diverse grouping of chronic pulmonary diseases characterised by varying degrees of pulmonary fibrosis. The triggers of the fibroproliferative process in IIP remain enigmatic but recent attention has been directed towards chemokine involvement in this process. METHODS The expression of two(More)
Infectious diseases can be cofactors in idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIP) pathogenesis; recent data suggests that toll-like receptors 9 (TLR9) ligands contribute to experimental chronic tissue remodeling. Real-time TAQMAN and immunohistochemical analysis of IIP normal surgical lung biopsies (SLBs), primary fibroblast lines grown from both IIP and(More)
The pulmonary fibroblast's (PF) unique location allows it to communicate in a bidirectional fashion between the vascular compartment and alveolar airspace, placing it in a strategic position for the elicitation of inflammatory leukocytes into the lung. In this study, we demonstrate that PF may contribute to pulmonary inflammation through the production of a(More)