Jianrong Sheng

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INTRODUCTION In this study we describe a patient with a prolonged myasthenic crisis refractory to conventional immunomodulatory therapy who was treated with GM-CSF (granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor, sargramostim). METHODS T-regulatory cell (Treg) suppressive function and Foxp3 expression were evaluated before and after treatment with(More)
Earlier, we have shown that GM-CSF-exposed CD8α- DCs that express low levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-12 and IL-1β can induce Foxp3+ Tregs leading to suppression of autoimmunity. Here, we examined the differential effects of IL-12 and IL-1β on Foxp3 expression in T cells when activated in the presence and absence of DCs. Exogenous IL-12 abolished,(More)
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