Patricia R. Taylor

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C1q deficiency strongly predisposes to the development of systemic lupus erythematosus in humans and mice. We used the model of accelerated nephrotoxic nephritis in C1q-deficient mice to explore the mechanisms behind these associations. C1q-deficient mice developed severe glomerular thrombosis within 4 days of induction of disease, whereas wild-type mice(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a leading cause of blinding corneal ulcers worldwide. To determine the role of type III secretion in the pathogenesis of P. aeruginosa keratitis, corneas of C57BL/6 mice were infected with P. aeruginosa strain PAO1 or PAK, which expresses ExoS, ExoT, and ExoY, but not ExoU. PAO1- and PAK-infected corneas developed severe disease(More)
Here we identified a population of bone marrow neutrophils that constitutively express RORγt and which can produce and respond to IL-17A (IL-17). IL-6, IL-23 and RORγt, but not T cells or NK cells, are required for IL-17 production in neutrophils. IL-6 and IL-23 induced IL-17RC and Dectin-2 expression in neutrophils, and expression of IL-17RC was augmented(More)
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