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Demonstration that IkappaB kinase 2 (IKK-2) plays a pivotal role in the nuclear factor-kappaB-regulated production of proinflammatory molecules by stimuli such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and interleukin (IL)-1 suggests that inhibition of IKK-2 may be beneficial in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. In the present study, we demonstrate that a(More)
The chemokine CXCL10 is produced by many inflammatory cells found in the diseased lung and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The present study demonstrates elevated CXCL10 protein in the lungs of COPD patients, which appears histologically in airway smooth muscle (hASM). In primary cultured hASM cells(More)
The chemokine CXCL10 is produced by many inflammatory cells found in the diseased lung and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The present study demonstrates elevated CXCL10 protein in the lungs of COPD patients, which appears histologically in airway smooth muscle (hASM). In primary cultured hASM cells(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Over three decades of research evaluating the biology of melanocortin (MC) hormones and synthetic peptides, activation of the MC type 1 (MC(1)) receptor has been identified as a viable target for the development of novel anti-inflammatory therapeutic agents. Here, we have tested a recently described selective agonist of MC(1)(More)
The p38 MAP kinase inhibitor, SB 242235, was evaluated for its effects on the metabolism of bovine and human cartilage and primary chondrocyte cultures. SB 242235 had no effect on proteoglycan synthesis (PG) in bovine articular cartilage explants (BAC), as measured by [(35)S]-sulfate incorporation into glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). In addition, the compound(More)
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