Marion Frankenberger

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The subset of human blood monocytes expressing low levels of CD14 and high levels of CD16 (CD14+CD16+) exhibits features resembling mature tissue macrophages and can be expanded in inflammatory conditions. We analyzed expression of CC chemokine receptors (CCR) in CD14+CD16+ versus CD14++ monocytes, which may be crucial for specific trafficking. Multicolor(More)
The subpopulation of strongly CD14-positive (CD14++) monocytes and monocytes coexpressing the CD16 antigen and low levels of CD14 (CD14+/CD16+ cells) were isolated by fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) followed by stimulation with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) at 1 micrograms/mL. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) after reverse transcription of isolated(More)
Endotoxin (Lipopolysaccharide, LPS) is a potent inducer of inflammation and there is various LPS contamination in the environment, being a trigger of lung diseases and exacerbation. The objective of this study was to assess the time course of inflammation and the sensitivities of the airways and alveoli to targeted LPS inhalation in order to understand the(More)
Macrophages in the airways form an important element of immune defense and inflammation. We analyzed induced sputum from airways of patients with CF for the types of macrophages present, their receptor expression, and phagocytic function. In samples from patients and age-matched controls, macrophages were analyzed by multicolor flow cytometry, scavenger(More)
BACKGROUND While dendritic cells (DCs) can induce tolerance in T cells, little is known about tolerance induction in DCs themselves. We have analysed tolerance induced in human in-vitro generated DCs by repeated stimulation with ligands for TLR4 and TLR2. RESULTS DCs stimulated with the TLR4 ligand LPS did show a rapid and pronounced expression of TNF(More)
BACKGROUND Cytochrome P450 monoxygenases play an important role in the defence against inhaled toxic compounds and in metabolizing a wide range of xenobiotics and environmental contaminants. In ambient aerosol the ultrafine particle fraction which penetrates deeply into the lungs is considered to be a major factor for adverse health effects. The cells(More)
We studied HLA class II molecules on blood monocyte subsets, blood dendritic cells, sputum macrophages, and monocyte-derived macrophages at the protein (flow cytometry) and mRNA level (RT-PCR) in adult patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and healthy control subjects as putative contributors to the CF phenotype. In healthy donors, we found a high average(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the frequency of the cryoporin/NLRP3 low-penetrance mutations V198M and Q703K in patients who reported at least 2 symptoms compatible with cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS) and to characterize the phenotype in mutation-positive patients. METHODS The frequency of the V198M and Q703K mutations was investigated in a(More)
Cells of the weakly CD14 positive human B cell line RPMI 8226, clone 1, will mobilize NF-␬B (p50/p65 and p50/p50) proteins and produce TNF mRNA when stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). When such cells are precultured with a low amount of LPS (50 – 250 ng/ ml) for 3 – 4 days followed by a secondary stimulation with a high dose of LPS (1 ␮g/ml) then the(More)
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