John E Rectenwald

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Monocyte adhesion to shear stress-activated endothelium stands as an important initial step during arteriogenesis (collateral artery growth). Using multiple approaches, we tested the hypothesis that monocyte adhesion via intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and selectin interactions is essential for adaptive arteriogenesis. Forty-eight New Zealand(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin 1 (IL-1) are proximal inflammatory cytokines that stimulate expression of adhesion molecules and induce synthesis of other proinflammatory cytokines. In addition, TNF-alpha and IL-1 influence vascular smooth muscle cell migration and proliferation in vitro. In view of the inflammatory nature(More)
Recombinant adenovirus-mediated gene therapy has demonstrated great promise for the delivery of genes to the pulmonary epithelium. However, dose-dependent inflammation and local immune responses abbreviate transgene expression. The purpose of these studies was to determine the role of TNF-alpha and individual TNF receptor signaling to adenovirus clearance(More)
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