- Simon R Carding, University of Leeds
- Lucienne Chatenoud, Hospital Necker
- Olivier Garraud, EFS Auvergne - Loire
- Catherine M Hawrylowicz, King's College London
- James Li, University of Hong Kong
- Juan Carlos Zuniga-Pflucker, University of Toronto
- Christopher Morrey, BioMed Central
Comparison of the frequencies and phenotype of CD154-positive T helper cells following stimulation with seasonal and perennial allergens indicates an important balance between Th1, Th2 and Tr1-like responses to allergens.
Investigation of the immunopathology in a rodent model of mercury-induced systemic autoimmunity indicates that local autoimmune responses are involved in the pathogenesis of mercury-induced lupus-like lesions of the oral mucosa.
Comparative studies using two Lactobacillus rhamnosus strains demonstrate that nasal administration of immunobiotics beneficially modulate immune responses in the respiratory tract and increase resistance to Respiratory Syncytial Virus challenge in mice.
Peripheral blood and BAL fluid samples from lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients indicate a higher degree of local and systemic neutrophilic inflammation in those with lung cancer (with or without COPD).
Immunological study of T cell functionality in rheumatoid arthritis patients, both ACPA-positive and ACPA-negative, starting biological therapy with the co-stimulation blockade abatacept (CTLA4-Ig), supports the recently published registry study implicating ACPA seropositivity as an independent predictive factor to treatment response.
Olivier Garraud, Gwenoline Borhis, Gamal Badr, Séverine Degrelle, Bruno Pozzetto, Fabrice Cognasse and Yolande RichardBMC Immunology 2013, 13:63 (29 November 2012)
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Olivier Garraud is currently Professor of Immunology at the University of Lyon (the Faculty of Medicine of Saint-Etienne). Dr Garraud graduated as a physician and was trained in haematology and infectious diseases. He pursued his early career at the Institut Pasteur in Paris where he became involved with fundamental immunology. After more than a decade at the Institut Pasteur, Dr Garraud moved back to the field of medicine and was appointed the Executive Director of one of the 14 regional settings of the National Blood Service in France. Dr Garraud is currently supervising research programs focused on non-conventional B cell biology and platelet immunology in transfusion medicine but also in pathology, especially in infectious diseases such as sepsis, HIV infection and more generally in inflammation. Read more about his research interests in his recent review article.
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