Ryan P. Egan

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Complement receptor 2-deficient (Cr2(-/-)) mice are resistant to mesenteric ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury because they lack a component of the natural Ab repertoire. Neither the nature of the Abs that are involved in I/R injury nor the composition of the target Ag, to which recognition is lacking in Cr2(-/-) mice, is known. Because anti-phospholipid Abs(More)
Complement activation contributes to the expression of local and remote organ injury in animal models of ischemia-reperfusion (IR). We demonstrate here that a soluble form of decay-accelerating factor (DAF) protects normal C57Bl/6 and autoimmunity-prone B6.MRL/lpr mice subjected to hindlimb IR from remote intestinal and lung injury without affecting the(More)
Natural Abs and autoantibodies bind antigens displayed by ischemia-conditioned tissues, followed by complement activation and enhanced tissue injury during reperfusion. Anti-ribonucleoprotein (RNP) Ab is associated with lung disease in patients with autoimmune disease but it is not known whether these abs contribute to lung injury. Mesenteric I/R in mice(More)
Despite the emergence of the programmed cell death 1 (PD-1):PD-1 ligand (PD-L) regulatory axis as a promising target for treating multiple human diseases, remarkably little is known about how this pathway regulates responses to extracellular bacterial infections. We found that PD-1(-/-) mice, as well as wild-type mice treated with a PD-1 blocking Ab,(More)
Chronic low-back pain (CLBP) is a common and disabling condition often associated with marital distress. Negative interactions with spouses and others can lead to maintenance and worsening of patient pain. The expressed emotion (EE) model predicts that spouses' criticism and hostility toward patients cause patients' symptoms to worsen. The present study(More)
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