- Simon R Carding, University of Leeds
- Lucienne Chatenoud, Hospital Necker
- Olivier Garraud, Institut National de la Transfusion Sanguine
- Catherine M Hawrylowicz, King's College London
- James Li, University of Hong Kong
- J Philip McCoy, NIH
- Christopher Morrey, BioMed Central
In vivo investigation of Salmonella Typhimurium infection in the mouse suggests a limited role for adapter protein ASC and cytosolic receptor NLRP3 despite the role attributed to the inflammasome in the host defense against bacteria.
Interferon-γ provides both inhibitory signals to block extensive proliferation and activating signals decreasing apoptosis as well as enhancing FcγRI expression and activation in human intestinal mast cells.
Sara Montagner, Lorenzo Dehó1 and Silvia MonticelliBMC Immunology 2014, 15:14 (31 March 2014)
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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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