Jeanne Pistillo

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Optimal T cell activation requires the interactions of co-stimulatory molecules, such as those in the CD28 and B7 protein families. Recently, we described the co-stimulatory properties of the murine ligand to ICOS, which we designated as B7RP-1. Here, we report the co-stimulation of human T cells through the human B7RP-1 and ICOS interaction. This(More)
Chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is manifested by autoantibody-induced platelet destruction. Platelet turnover studies suggest that autoantibody may also affect platelet production. To evaluate this, we studied the effect of plasma from adult patients with chronic ITP on in vitro megakaryocyte production. CD34(+) cells, obtained from healthy(More)
Developing Janus kinase 2 (Jak2) inhibitors has become a significant focus for small molecule drug discovery programs in recent years due to the identification of a Jak2 gain-of-function mutation in the majority of patients with myeloproliferative disorders (MPD). Here, we describe the discovery of a thienopyridine series of Jak2 inhibitors that culminates(More)
OBJECTIVE We developed a rodent model of noninfectious systemic inflammation to examine the pathogenesis of the associated anemia of chronic disorders (ACD), to evaluate the similarity of this ACD model to human ACD, and to evaluate the potential efficacy of novel erythropoiesis stimulating protein (darbepoetin alfa) as an ACD therapy. METHODS Lewis rats(More)
Simian virus 40 (SV40) large T antigen binds to host cell DNA polymerase α and the T-antigen-DNA polymerase α complex is implicated in the initiation of viral DNA replication. We have examined various SV40 T-antigen mutants to test the correspondence between viral DNA replication and T-antigen-DNA polymerase α complex formation. The various SV40 T-antigen(More)
Thrombocytopenia is a common phenomenon in patients suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The cause of thrombocytopenia in SLE, however, is poorly understood. In this study, 100 patients with SLE were evaluated for serum thrombopoietin levels, anti-thrombopoietin antibodies and routine laboratory parameters such as peripheral blood counts,(More)
Small molecule inhibitors of Janus kinase (JAK) family members (JAK1, JAK2, JAK3, and Tyk2) are currently being pursued as potential new modes of therapy for a variety of diseases, including the inhibition of JAK2 for the treatment of myeloproliferative disorders. Selective inhibition within the JAK family can be beneficial in avoiding undesirable side(More)
Chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is manifested by autoantibodyinduced platelet destruction. Platelet turnover studies suggest that autoantibody may also affect platelet production. To evaluate this, we studied the effect of plasma from adult patients with chronic ITP on in vitro megakaryocyte production. CD34 cells, obtained from healthy(More)
Therapeutic use of recombinant human cytokines in humans can result in the generation of drug-specific antibodies. To predetermine the maximum potential effects of a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) neutralizing auto-immunoglobulin G (auto-IgG) response during recombinant human G-CSF therapy, we developed a mouse model of mouse G-CSF (mG-CSF)(More)
Simian Virus 40 large T antigen is a multi-functional protein that is involved in the initiation of viral DNA replication, regulation of viral transcription and cell transformation. Bacterial expression vectors, pER23-1 and pER23-2, that are based on the regulatable rac promoter were used to produce T antigen either as a free protein or as a fusion protein.(More)
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