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)
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)
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)
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)
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