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Innate-like NKT cells conspicuously accumulate within the liver microvasculature of healthy mice, crawling on the luminal side of endothelial cells, but their general recirculation pattern and the mechanism of their intravascular behavior have not been elucidated. Using parabiotic mice, we demonstrated that, despite their intravascular location, most liver(More)
CD1d-restricted T cells (NKT cells) are innate memory cells activated by lipid Ags and play important roles in the initiation and regulation of the immune response. However, little is known about the trafficking patterns of these cells or the tissue compartment in which they exert their regulatory activity. In this study, we determined the chemokine(More)
We have recently shown that the leukotriene B(4) (LTB(4))-BLT1 pathway is important in early effector T-cell recruitment in mouse models of inflammation. Here we characterize the phenotype and function of human peripheral blood BLT1(+) T cells in health and illustrate their involvement in asthma and acute infection. In healthy individuals, BLT1(+) T cells(More)
Most people infected with HIV-1 cannot control viral replication despite the presence of virus-specific CD8+ T cells. It has been postulated that this inability is related to the failure of these cells to mature into fully differentiated effector cells. We tested this hypothesis by comparing the maturation phenotype of virus-specific CD8+ T cells in people(More)
The host response to intracellular pathogens requires the coordinated action of both the innate and acquired immune systems. Chemokines play a critical role in the trafficking of immune cells and transitioning an innate immune response into an acquired response. We analyzed the host response of mice deficient in the chemokine receptor CCR5 following(More)
Human allergic asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways thought to be driven by allergen-specific Th2 cells, which are recruited into the lung in response to inhaled allergen. To identify chemoattractant receptors that control this homing pattern, we used endobronchial segmental allergen challenge in human atopic asthmatics to define the(More)
Airborne exposure to microbial cell wall lipids such as lipopolysaccharide triggers innate immune responses that regulate susceptibility to allergic airway inflammation. α-Glycosylceramides represent another widespread class of microbial lipids that directly stimulate innate-like, IL-4- and IL-13-producing, CD1d-restricted NKT cells. In this study, we(More)
STAT6-mediated chemokine production in the lung is required for Th2 lymphocyte and eosinophil homing into the airways in allergic pulmonary inflammation, and thus is a potential therapeutic target in asthma. However, the critical cellular source of STAT6-mediated chemokine production has not been defined. In this study, we demonstrate that STAT6 in bone(More)
Leukotriene B4 is a lipid mediator that recently has been shown to have potent chemotactic activity for effector T lymphocytes mediated through its receptor, BLT1. Here, we developed a novel murine model of acute lung rejection to demonstrate that BLT1 controls effector CD8+ T cell trafficking into the lung and that disruption of BLT1 signaling in CD8+ T(More)