O M Zack Howard

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Autoantibodies to histidyl-tRNA synthetase (HisRS) or to alanyl-, asparaginyl-, glycyl-, isoleucyl-, or threonyl-tRNA synthetase occur in approximately 25% of patients with polymyositis or dermatomyositis. We tested the ability of several aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases to induce leukocyte migration. HisRS induced CD4(+) and CD8(+) lymphocytes, interleukin(More)
Macrophage infiltration into inflammatory sites is generally preceded by neutrophils. This suggests neutrophils may be the source of chemotactic factors for monocytes. To identify these putative monocyte attractants, we have systematically prepared neutrophil granules, lysed them, and sequentially purified the released proteins by several reverse phase(More)
The G protein-coupled formylpeptide receptor (FPR), which mediates leukocyte migration in response to bacterial and host-derived chemotactic peptides, promotes the chemotaxis, survival, and tumorigenesis of highly malignant human glioblastoma cells. Because glioblastoma cells may also express other receptors for growth signals, such as the epidermal growth(More)
A wide range of secondary biological functions have been documented for eukaryotic aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases including roles in transcriptional regulation, mitochondrial RNA splicing, cell growth, and chemokine-like activities. The asparaginyl-tRNA synthetase (AsnRS) of the filarial nematode, Brugia malayi, is a highly expressed excretory-secretory(More)
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