Kelsa Teeters

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A mouse model for allergic airway inflammation involving ovalbumin (OVA) sensitization and challenge has been developed that reproduces hallmark features of human asthma and has provided valuable insight into the mechanisms by which this disease occurs. Cellular infiltrate in lungs of mice used in this model have conventionally been evaluated using(More)
Caveolin-1 (cav1) is a 22-kDa membrane protein essential to the formation of small invaginations in the plasma membrane, called caveolae. The cav1 gene is expressed primarily in adherent cells such as endothelial and smooth muscle cells and fibroblasts. Caveolae contain a variety of signaling receptors, and cav1 notably downregulates transforming growth(More)
Asthma can progress to subepithelial airway fibrosis, mediated in large part by transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta). The scaffolding protein caveolin-1 (cav1) can inhibit the activity of TGF-beta, perhaps by forming membrane invaginations that enfold TGF-beta receptors. The study goals were 1) to evaluate how allergen challenge affects lung(More)
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