Peihong Zhou

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BACKGROUND Neutrophils constitute the first line of defense against invading microorganisms. Whereas these cells readily undergo apoptosis under homeostatic conditions, their survival is prolonged during inflammatory reactions and they become biochemically and functionally activated. In the present study, we analyzed the effects of acute endotoxemia on the(More)
Administration of multilamellar vesicles (MLV) encapsulating a synthetic peptide (RS-83277) derived from human C-reactive protein (CRP) augments anti-tumor activity of murine alveolar macrophages and reduces established pulmonary metastases of experimental tumors. To explore mechanisms involved in these phenomena, we investigated cytokine and integrin(More)
PURPOSE Sulfur mustard, nitrogen mustard (NM), and 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide all cause corneal injury with epithelial-stromal separation, differing only by degree. Injury can resolve in a few weeks or develop into chronic corneal problems. These vesicants induce microbullae at the epithelial-stromal junction, which is partially caused by cleavage of(More)
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