Marianne Béland

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IVIg is widely used as an immunomodulatory therapy. We have recently demonstrated that IVIg protects against airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and inflammation in mouse models of allergic airways disease (AAD), associated with induction of Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Treg). Using mice carrying a DTR/EGFP transgene under the control of the Foxp3 promoter(More)
Background IVIg is a polyclonal IgG preparation with potent immune-modulating properties. We demonstrated that IVIg protects against airway hyperreactivity (AHR) and airway inflammation in mouse models of allergic airway disease, accompanied by peripheral induction of Foxp3 regulatory T-cells (iTreg). The requirement of IVIginduced iTreg and their(More)
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Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is characterized by hypogammaglobulinemia and clinical manifestations such as infections, autoimmunity, and malignancy. We sought to determine if responsiveness to interleukin-21 (IL-21), a key cytokine for B cell differentiation, correlates with distinct clinical phenotypes in CVID. CVID subjects were recruited(More)
Methods Wild-type and Sema4C mice were sensitized intraperitoneally using 100 μL OVA (0.5 mg/mL ovalbumin and 4 mg/mL aluminum hydroxide in PBS) on days 0 and 14, and were challenged intranasally using 20 μL OVA (10 mg/mL ovalbumin in PBS) from days 28 to 30. Sacrifice and analysis of Airway Hyperresponsiveness via flexiVent was performed on day 31. Serum(More)
BACKGROUND Semaphorins are important molecules in embryonic development and multiple semaphorins have been identified as having key roles in immune regulation. To date, there is little known about Semaphorin 4C (Sema4C) in immune biology. We report for the first time that Sema4C is inducible in human and murine B-cells and may be important for normal B-cell(More)
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