Marc A Alston

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The mechanism by which respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) suppresses T-cell proliferation to itself and other antigens is poorly understood. We used monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MDDC) and CD4 T cells and measured [(3)H]thymidine incorporation to determine the factors responsible for RSV-induced T-cell suppression. These two cell types were sufficient(More)
Multidrug resistance protein-1 (MRP1) belongs to subfamily C of the ATP-binding cassette transporters, and exports leukotriene C(4) and organic anions including the fluorescent calcium indicator indo-1. The observation that leukocytes from patients with an autoimmune disease exported indo-1 at a higher rate than controls prompted the hypothesis that MRP1(More)
Chemokine receptors on T cells are frequently categorized as functioning either in immune system homeostasis within lymphoid organs, or in peripheral inflammation. CXCR3 is in the latter category and is reported to be expressed selectively on Th1 cells. We found that CXCR3 was expressed in vivo on newly activated tonsillar CD4(+) T cells. Using CD4(+) T(More)
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