Mary Lipscomb

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Dendritic cells (DCs) are bone marrow-derived cells of both lymphoid and myeloid stem cell origin that populate all lymphoid organs including the thymus, spleen, and lymph nodes, as well as nearly all nonlymphoid tissues and organs. Although DCs are a moderately diverse set of cells, they all have potent antigen-presenting capacity for stimulating naive,(More)
Nonspecific airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) is a hallmark of human asthma. Both airway eosinophilia and high serum levels of total and antigen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) are associated with AHR. It is unclear, however, whether either eosinophilia or increased IgE levels contribute directly to, or predict, the development of AHR. Investigations(More)
In the present study, we investigated the effects of in vivo Flt3L administration on the generation, phenotype, and function of lung dendritic cells (DCs) to evaluate whether Flt3L favors the expansion and maturation of a particular DC subset. Injection of Flt3L into mice resulted in an increased number of CD11c-expressing lung DCs, preferentially in the(More)
CBA/J (highly resistant), BALB/c (moderately resistant), and C57BL/6 (susceptible) mice displayed three resistance patterns following intratracheal inoculation of Cryptococcus neoformans 52. The inability to clear the infection correlated with the duration of the eosinophil infiltrate in the lungs. The role of IL-5 in promoting the pulmonary eosinophilia(More)
Eosinophil recruitment and enhanced production of NO are characteristic features of asthma. However, neither the ability of eosinophils to generate NO-derived oxidants nor their role in nitration of targets during asthma is established. Using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry we demonstrate a 10-fold increase in 3-nitrotyrosine (NO(2)Y) content, a global(More)
Dendritic cells (DC) are potent accessory cells (AC) for the initiation of primary immune responses. Although murine lymphoid DC and Langerhans cells have been extensively characterized, DC from murine lung have been incompletely described. We isolated cells from enzyme-digested murine lungs and bronchoalveolar lavages that were potent stimulators of a(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells that play a central role in the initiation of immune responses. Because human lung DCs have been incompletely characterized, we enumerated and phenotyped mononuclear cell populations from excess lung tissue obtained at surgery. Myeloid DCs (MDCs) were identified as(More)
This review has examined the possible role of CMI in providing protection against three pathogens that can be opportunists in the lung. Monoclonal antibodies that identify the cellular components of the immune response and recombinant cytokines are important tools to better understand how pulmonary immunity is regulated. Although not discussed in detail,(More)
The value of human biospecimens available for research dramatically increases when linked with their accumulated clinical and molecular (genomic, proteomic, subcellular modeling) data. Further, informatics tools make it possible for researchers (both intra- and inter-institutionally) to locate tissue needed for research faster and more reliably. We are(More)