J. Swisher

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On the surface of the macrophage, annexin A2 tetramer (A2t) serves as a docking protein or recognition element for bacterial and viral pathogens. Plasma levels of free A2t have been reported to increase following infection, although the mechanistic significance of this observation is unclear. Although annexin A2 had generally been thought to play an(More)
The distribution of secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI) at entry portals indicates its involvement in defending the host from pathogens, consistent with the ability of SLPI to inhibit human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 infection by an unknown mechanism. We now demonstrate that SLPI binds to the membrane of human macrophages through the(More)
Networks of workstations (NOWs) provide an economical platform for high performance parallel computing. Such networks may comprise a variety of different types of workstations and network devices. This paper addresses the problem of efficient multicast in a heterogeneous communication model. Although the problem of finding optimal multicast schedules is(More)
Innate and adaptive immunity function to eliminate foreign invaders and respond to injury while enabling coexistence with commensal microbes and tolerance against self and innocuous agents. Although most often effective in accomplishing these objectives, immunologic processes are not fail-safe and may underserve or be excessive in protecting the host.(More)
Innate and adaptive immunity function to eliminate foreign invaders and respond to injury while enabling coexistence with commensal microbes and tolerance against self and innocuous agents. Although most often effective in accomplishing these objectives, immunologic processes are not fail-safe and may underserve or be excessive in protecting the host.(More)
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