Laura J. Hoodless

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High risk (oncogenic) human papillomavirus (HPV) infection causes cervical cancer. Infections are common but most clear naturally. Persistent infection can progress to cancer. Pre-neoplastic disease (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia/CIN) is classified by histology (CIN1-3) according to severity. Cervical abnormalities are screened for by cytology and/or(More)
Neutrophil apoptosis and subsequent nonphlogistic clearance by surrounding phagocytes are key to the successful resolution of neutrophilic inflammation, with dysregulated apoptosis reported in multiple human inflammatory diseases. Enhancing neutrophil apoptosis has proresolution and anti-inflammatory effects in preclinical models of inflammation. Here we(More)
T e resolution of an episode of inf ammation is a f nely controlled and active process essential for the return of infected or damaged tissue to homeostasis. A key component of resolution is ensuring that recruited inf ammatory cells, particularly neutrophils, are cleared from the site of injury. Such clearance avoids inappropriate activation and release of(More)
The neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor type 2 (Ntrk2, also known as TrkB) and its ligands brain derived neurotrophic factor (Bdnf), neurotrophin-4 (NT-4/5), and neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) are known primarily for their multiple effects on neuronal differentiation and survival. Here, we provide evidence that Ntrk2 plays a role in the pathologic remodeling of(More)
Neutrophilic inflammation is tightly regulated and subsequently resolves to limit tissue damage and promote repair. When the timely resolution of inflammation is dysregulated, tissue damage and disease results. One key control mechanism is neutrophil apoptosis, followed by apoptotic cell clearance by phagocytes such as macrophages. Cyclin-dependent kinase(More)
Cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) have been traditionally associated with the cell cycle. However, it is now known that CDK7 and CDK9 regulate transcriptional activity via phosphorylation of RNA polymerase II and subsequent synthesis of, for example, inflammatory mediators and factors that influence the apoptotic process; including apoptosis of granulocytes(More)
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