Sheila R. Gillespie

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Interleukin-3 (IL-3) and stem cell factor (SCF) are important mast cell growth and differentiation factors. Since both cytokines activate the transcription factor signal transducer and activator of transcription 5 (Stat5), a known regulator of proliferation and survival, we investigated the effects of Stat5 deficiency on mast cell development and survival.(More)
Mast cells are found in connective and mucosal tissues throughout the body. Their activation via immunoglobulin E (IgE)-antigen interactions is promoted by T helper cell type 2 (Th2) cytokines and leads to the sequelae of allergic disease. We now report a mechanism by which Th2 cytokines can regulate mast cell survival. Specifically, we find that(More)
FcepsilonRI expression and function is a central aspect of allergic disease. Using bone marrow-derived mouse mast cell populations, we have previously shown that the Th2 cytokine IL-4 inhibits FcepsilonRI expression and function. In the current study we show that the Th2 cytokine IL-10 has similar regulatory properties, and that it augments the inhibitory(More)
Interleukin-3 (IL-3) and stem cell factor (SCF) are important mast cell growth and differentiation factors. Since both cytokines activate the transcription factor Stat5, a known regulator of proliferation and survival, we investigated the effects of Stat5 deficiency on mast cell development and survival. This article will review data presented at The Fourth(More)
Recombinant Salmonella strains expressing foreign heterologous genes have been extensively studied as live oral vaccine delivery vectors. We have investigated the mucosal and systemic immune responses following oral immunization with a recombinant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium expressing the hemagglutinin HagB from Porphyromonas gingivalis, a(More)
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