Solherny B. Pangelinan

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BACKGROUND The conjunctiva contains a specialized population of lymphocytes that reside in the epithelium, named intraepithelial lymphocytes (IEL). METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Here we characterized the IEL population prior to and after experimental desiccating stress (DS) for 5 or 10 days (DS5, DS10) and evaluated the effect of NK depletion on DS. The(More)
BACKGROUND IL-2 has classically been considered a cytokine that regulates T cell proliferation and differentiation, signaling through its heterotrimeric receptor (IL-2R) consisting of alpha (CD25), beta (CD122), gamma chains (CD132). Expression of IL-2R has also been detected in mucosal epithelial cells. Soluble IL-2Ralpha (CD25) has been reported as an(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effects of cholinergic blockade on inflammatory cell infiltration and cytokine production in the mouse lacrimal gland (LG). METHODS C57BL/6 mice were untreated (UT) or received subcutaneous injections of either scopolamine hydrobromide (SCOP; 0.5 mg/0.2 mL) or saline (SAL) four times daily for 2 or 5 days (2D, 5D). This was(More)
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