Mike F. Reidy

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Initiation of a protective immune response to infection by the pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans is mediated in part by host factors that promote interactions between immune cells and C. neoformans yeast. Surfactant protein A (SP-A) contributes positively to pulmonary host defenses against a variety of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in part by(More)
Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) is released from mesangial cells in experimental mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis induced with anti-Thy 1.1 antibody. To investigate the functional role of released FGF-2, rats received either neutralizing anti-FGF-2 IgG or a functional peptide antagonist of FGF-2 (FGF119-126) before or shortly after induction of(More)
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