Trevor Fusaro

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In this study, we assessed the Th1/Th2 polarization of the immune response and the involvement of dendritic cells (DC) and Th1 lymphocytes in the pathogenesis of uveitis. Thirty-seven patients with chronic idiopathic uveitis were enrolled: 21 of them had active uveitis and the remaining 16 were in complete remission. Patients with active uveitis were(More)
Surfactant protein (SP)-D, a 43-kD multifunctional collagen-like lectin, is synthesized and secreted by the airway epithelium. SP-D knockout (SP-D [-/-]) mice exhibit an increase in the number and size of airway macrophages, peribronchiolar inflammation, increases in metalloproteinase activity, and development of emphysema. Nitric oxide (NO) is involved in(More)
Surfactant protein A (SP-A), a member of the collectin family, selectively binds to Pneumocystis carinii and mediates interactions between pathogen and host alveolar macrophages in vitro. To test the hypothesis that mice lacking SP-A have delayed clearance of Pneumocystis organisms and enhanced lung injury, wild-type C57BL/6 (WT) and SP-A-deficient mice(More)
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