Sumanasiri T M Jayawardana

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Simultaneous activation of murine mast cells by monomeric IgE and toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands was examined. Inflammatory cytokine production elicited by the binding of IgE in the absence of antigen, was further enhanced by the addition of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or peptidoglycan (PGN). Enhancement by LPS or PGN on cytokine production was mediated by(More)
The activation of mast cells by extra domain A of fibronectin (FN-EDA), an endogenous ligand of TLR4, and its contribution to the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in vivo were examined. FN-EDA, but no other domain of the fibronectin fragment, III(11) (FN-III(11)) and III(12) (FN-III(12)), stimulated bone marrow-derived murine mast cells (BMMCs)(More)
The apoptosis of bone marrow-derived mast-cells (BMMCs) after growth factor withdrawal was significantly prevented by a high concentration of IgE in the absence of antigen, and further enhanced by the presence of Toll-like receptor4 (TLR4) ligand, lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The effect of LPS was mediated by TLR4, since TLR4-deficient BMMCs did not show(More)
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