Paul L Dudas

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BACKGROUND In rodent models of chronic renal disease bone morphogenetic protein-7 (BMP-7) has been shown to halt disease progression and promote recovery. Subsequent studies utilizing immortalized rodent renal cell lines showed that BMP-7 was renoprotective by antagonizing TGF-beta1-stimulated epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). The present study(More)
Previous studies have indicated that a major fraction of the filtered Cl(-) is reabsorbed via apical membrane Cl(-)/base exchange in the proximal tubule. Recent studies in Slc26a6 null mice have suggested that this transporter mediates only a portion of proximal tubule Cl(-)/base exchange, raising the possibility that one or more unidentified apical(More)
Bone morphogenic protein (BMP)-7 is a member of the BMP family which are structurally and functionally related, and part of the TGFbeta super family of growth factors. BMP-7 has been reported to inhibit renal fibrosis and TGFbeta1-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), in part through negative interactions with TGFbeta1 induced Smad 2/3(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Interleukin-17A (IL-17A) is a T cell-derived inflammatory cytokine that is upregulated during renal allograft rejection. The present study sought to further describe the IL-17A-mediated proinflammatory/profibrotic activity of proximal tubule epithelium that may contribute to allograft rejection. METHODS Immortalized (HK-2) and primary(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To determine the efficacy of cover gowns and shoe covers in the prevention of infection in patients undergoing autologous bone marrow transplantation (BMT). DESIGN Randomized two-group controlled clinical trial. SETTING Adult BMT unit of a university teaching hospital in the Southeastern United States. SAMPLE 40 women and men(More)
IL-13 and IL-17A, produced mainly by Th2 and Th17 cells, respectively, have an influential role in asthma pathogenesis. We examined the role of IL-13 and IL-17A in mediating airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR), lung inflammation, and mucus metaplasia in a dual Th2/Th17 model of asthma. IL-13 and/or IL-17A were neutralized using mAbs. Th2/Th17 adoptive transfer(More)