- 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
- Laurence Morel, University of Florida
- Juan Carlos Zuniga-Pflucker, University of Toronto
- Christopher Morrey, BioMed Central
Novel methodology for designing real-time PCR arrays in deer mice indicates that lymph node T cells from those infected with ANDV express mostly genes of the Th2 phenotype but fewer genes of Th1 and Treg phenotypes.
CD154+ T cell responses to birch allergen in an ex vivo stimulation system suggest a close relationship between Th1, Th2 and Tr1-like responses to birch allergen that maintain a low Th2:Th1 ratio.
Serum biomarker profiling in collagen disease patients supports MMP-3 to MMP-1 ratio, and levels of TIMP-3, MMP-9, and osteopontin as prognosis markers for acute-onset diffuse interstitial lung disease.
Immature granulocyte (IG) count in peripheral blood is an effective marker for identifying infected patients during the early onset of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), suggesting routine measurement could offer new potential for rapid screening.
The suppression of pulmonary antibacterial host defense by budesonide in an asthmatic mouse model and in lung epithelium cells in vitro is dependent on down-regulation of cathelicidin-related antimicrobial peptide.
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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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