M. Foster

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The causative relationship between airway inflammation and hyperreactivity is unclear, since inflammatory changes have been examined at one or, at most, a few time-points after antigen challenge in both human asthma and animal models. We have made a detailed investigation of inflammatory and functional changes in the airways up to 8 days after antigen(More)
[1] The PATMOS‐x level 2b climatology, generated using three decades of AVHRR measurements, contains valuable information about the past global cloud record. We extract climatologies of tropical deep convective clouds from the PATMOS‐x data set, based on the 10.30–11.30 mm brightness temperature. A comparison of the cross tropopause con-vective cloud(More)
SB 203580 is a pyridinyl imidazole compound which inhibits the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), in vitro and in vivo by inhibiting p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK). The present study investigated the effects of SB 203580 in a model of airway inflammation(More)
Using 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG)-induced stress, our laboratory has developed studies to define stress effects on immune responses. Here, we report effects of increasing doses of 2-DG on the immune response of BALB/c, C57BL/6 and BDF(1) mice 2 h after three injections of 0 to 2000 mg/kg of 2-DG. Female 4- to 5-week-old mice were euthanized and blood and(More)
Platelet-activating factor (PAF) is a potent chemoattractant for human eosinophils and neutrophils and causes eosinophil and neutrophil recruitment into animal airways. Since eosinophils and eosinophil cationic proteins are thought to play an important role in the pathophysiology of asthma, we have examined the hypothesis that PAF may also stimulate(More)
Administration of 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) induces acute cellular glucoprivation. In the current study, we examined differences in immune parameters after 2-DG administration in both sexes. Male and female BDF1 mice were injected three times, 48 h apart, either with a saline solution (control group) or with 2-DG in saline (500 mg/kg). Two hours after the(More)
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