Lucia Peluso

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Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of Gram-negative bacteria and several surface components of Gram-positive bacteria utilize CD14 and CD11a/18 as cellular receptors to induce expression and release of cytokines. Of the surface components of Gram-negative bacteria, porins exhibit a biological activity similar to that of LPS. The results in this paper show that the(More)
The effect of porins purified from Salmonella typhimurium, Pasteurella haemolytica and Haemophilus influenzae on induction of tyrosine phosphorylation in THP-1 cells and C3H/HeJ macrophage was investigated. Incubation of porins at concentration of 1.0-5.0 microg ml(-1) with either THP-1 or macrophage from C3H/HeJ mice resulted in tyrosine phosphorylation of(More)
Interleukin-8 (IL-8) is released in response to inflammatory stimuli, such as bacterial products. Either porins or lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulated THP-1 cells to release IL-8 after 24 h. We have previously reported that stimulation of monocytic cells with Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium porins led to the activation of mitogen-activated protein(More)
The Pseudomonas aeruginosa major constitutive outer membrane porin protein F (OprF) has been shown to be a protective antigen and was previously used to activate an immunological response in a mouse model of lung pneumonia. The purpose of our study was to demonstrate the ability of mouse dendritic cells pulsed with purified or recombinant OprF to protect(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate a possible relationship between lymphomonocyte expression of heat shock proteins (HSP) 60/27 and plasma levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines (tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-6) and markers of antioxidant/oxidative status [glutathione (GSH), alpha glutathione-S-transferase activity (alpha GST),(More)
OBJECTIVES In the present study a monocytic cell line, U937, was used to investigate the possible involvement of protein tyrosine kinases (NT-PTKs), protein kinase A (PKA) and protein kinase C (PKC) in cell signaling pathways following Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium porin stimulation. METHODS Different concentrations of porins and(More)
Eukaryotic cells respond to extracellular stimuli, such as viruses, by recruiting signal transduction pathways, many of which are mediated through activation of distinct mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades and activation of transductional regulation factors. The best characterized of this pathway are the extracellular signal regulated kinase(More)
We examined alpha1(I) collagen expression by using primary cultures of quail epiphyseal chondrocytes which exhibit high levels of synthesis of cartilage-specific collagens and do not undergo phenotypic modulation when replated onto collagens I and II or fibronectin. These cells also synthesize proalpha1(I) collagen chain, however, alpha1(I) mRNA fails to be(More)
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