Pulmonary macrophage transplantation therapy.
Cincinnati, United States. In Nature, 2014
Here, using granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) receptor-β-deficient (Csf2rb(-/-)) mice that develop a myeloid cell disorder identical to hereditary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (hPAP) in children with CSF2RA or CSF2RB mutations, we show that pulmonary macrophage transplantation (PMT) of either wild-type or Csf2rb-gene-corrected macrophages without myeloablation was safe and well-tolerated and that one administration corrected the lung disease, secondary systemic manifestations and normalized disease-related biomarkers, and prevented disease-specific mortality.
The pharmacological modulation of allergen-induced asthma.
Hamilton, Canada. In Inflammopharmacology, 2013
Examples are TPI ASM8, an inhaled anti-sense oligonucleotide drug product, which attenuated both early and LARs via inhibition of the target gene mRNA of chemokine receptor 3, and the common β chain of interleukin-3, interleukin-5 and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor receptor.
Immune dysregulation in the pathogenesis of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.
Houston, United States. In Curr Allergy Asthma Rep, 2010
The underlying molecular mechanisms causing deficiencies in GM-CSF signaling are as follows: 1) high levels of neutralizing GM-CSF autoantibodies observed in autoimmune PAP; 2) mutations in CSF2RA, the gene encoding the alpha chain of the GM-CSF receptor, observed in hereditary PAP; and 3) reduced numbers and function of alveolar macrophages as a result of other clinical diseases seen in secondary PAP.
Origin of the lamina propria dendritic cell network.
New York City, United States. In Immunity, 2009
In contrast, common DC progenitors (CDP) and pre-DCs, which give rise to lymphoid organ DCs but not to monocytes, differentiated exclusively into CD103(+)CX(3)CR1(-) lamina propria DCs under the control of Flt3 and granulocyte-macrophage-colony-stimulating factor receptor (GM-CSFR) ligands.