Suzanne T. Kanaly

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Bacterial pneumonia is an increasing complication of HIV infection and inversely correlates with the CD4(+) lymphocyte count. Interleukin (IL)-17 is a cytokine produced principally by CD4(+) T cells, which induces granulopoiesis via granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) production and induces CXC chemokines. We hypothesized that IL-17 receptor(More)
To define the normal physiological role for the TRAIL/Apo2L in vivo, we generated TRAIL/Apo2L gene-targeted mice. These mice develop normally and show no defects in lymphoid or myeloid cell homeostasis or function. Although TRAIL/Apo2L kills transformed cells in vitro, TRAIL/Apo2L(-/-) mice do not spontaneously develop overt tumors at an early age. However,(More)
The interleukin (IL)-1 family members IL-1alpha, -1beta, and -18 are potent inflammatory cytokines whose activities are dependent on heterodimeric receptors of the IL-1R superfamily, and which are regulated by soluble antagonists. Recently, several new IL-1 family members have been identified. To determine the role of one of these family members in the(More)
The epidermis is a stratified, continually renewing epithelium dependent on a balance among cell proliferation, differentiation, and death for homeostasis. In normal epidermis, a mitotically active basal layer gives rise to terminally differentiating keratinocytes that migrate outward and are ultimately sloughed from the skin surface as enucleated squames.(More)
The primary toxicity associated with repeated oral administration of the PDE4 inhibitor IC542 to the rat is an inflammatory response leading to tissue damage primarily in the gastrointestinal tract and mesentery. Although necrotizing vasculitis is frequently seen with other PDE4 inhibitors, blood vessel injury was rare following IC542 administration and was(More)
PURPOSE Inflammation is thought to play a role in disease progression and vision loss in diabetic retinopathy (DR). However, the level of inflammation and the role of cytokines and growth factors in the early stages of this disease are poorly understood. Streptozotocin (STZ)-induced hyperglycemia in rats is widely used as a model of diabetic retinopathy,(More)
PURPOSE Patients with diabetic retinopathy may experience severe vision loss due to macular edema and neovascularization secondary to vascular abnormalities. However, before these abnormalities become apparent, there are functional deficits in contrast sensitivity, color perception, and dark adaptation. The goals of this study are to evaluate early changes(More)
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