Recent Submissions

  • A case of successfully treated with voriconazole 

    Rimawi, Bassam H.; Rimawi, Ramzy H.; Mirdamadi, Meena; Steed, Lisa L.; Marchell, Richard; Sutton, Deanna A.; Thompson, Elizabeth H.; Wiederhold, Nathan P.; Lindner, Jonathan R.; Boger, M. Sean (2013-09)
  • Rituximab therapy in pulmonary alveolar proteinosis improves alveolar macrophage lipid homeostasis 

    Malur, Anagha; Kavuru, Mani S; Marshall, Irene; Barna, Barbara P; Huizar, Isham; Karnekar, Reema; Thomassen, Mary Jane (2012)
    Rationale Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP) patients exhibit an acquired deficiency of biologically active granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) attributable to GM-CSF specific autoantibodies. PAP ...
  • Alveolar macrophages of GM-CSF knockout mice exhibit mixed M1 and M2 phenotypes 

    Dalrymple, Heidi; Barna, Barbara P; Malur, Anagha; Malur, Achut G; Kavuru, Mani S; Thomassen, Mary Jane (2013)
    Background Activin A is a pleiotrophic regulatory cytokine, the ablation of which is neonatal lethal. Healthy human alveolar macrophages (AMs) constitutively express activin A, but AMs of patients with pulmonary alveolar ...
  • Carbon Nanotube-Induced Pulmonary Granulomatous Disease: 1 and Alveolar Macrophage M1 Activation 

    Barna, Barbara P.; Huizar, Isham; Malur, Anagha; McPeek, Matthew; Marshall, Irene; Jacob, Mark; Dobbs, Larry; Kavuru, Mani S.; Thomassen, Mary Jane (2013-12)
    Sarcoidosis, a chronic granulomatous disease of unknown cause, has been linked to several environmental risk factors, among which are some that may favor carbon nanotube formation. Using gene array data, we initially ...
  • Method of treating asthma using IL-8 

    Fisher, Robert H.; Metzger, James (1994-03-01)
    A method of treating asthma in a subject in need of such treatment comprises contacting Interleukin-8 or an active fragment thereof to the respiratory epithelium of the subject. The active agent is preferably human endothelial ...
  • Method of treating asthma 

    Fisher, Robert H.; Metzger, W. James; Henriksen, Ruth A. (1996-09-10)
    A method of treating asthma in a subject in need of such treatment comprises contacting Asthma Reversal Factor to the respiratory epithelium of the subject. The active agent is preferably contacted to the subject's respiratory ...
  • Gene-environment interactions in sarcoidosis 

    Culver, Daniel A.; Newman, Lee S.; Kavuru, Mani S. (East Carolina University, 2007-05)
    Susceptibility to most human diseases is polygenic, with complex interactions between functional polymorphisms of single genes governing disease incidence, phenotype, or both. In this context, the contribution of any ...
  • Human antibodies for immunotherapy development generated via a human B cell hybridoma technology 

    Li, Jian; Sai, Tao; Berger, Marc; Chao, Qimin; Davidson, Diane; Deshmukh, Gaurav; Drozdowski, Brian; Ebel, Wolfgang; Harley, Stephen; Henry, Marianne; Jacob, Sara; Kline, Brad; Lazo, Ella; Rotella, Frank; Routhier, Eric; Rudolph, Kathryn; Sage, Jeaneen; Simon, Paul; Yao, Jun; Zhou, Yuhong; Kavuru, Mani; Bonfield, Tracey L.; Thomassen, Mary Jane; Sass, Philip M.; Nicolaides, Nicholas C.; Grasso, Luigi (East Carolina University, 2006-03-07)
    Current strategies for the production of therapeutic mAbs include the use of mammalian cell systems to recombinantly produce Abs derived from mice bearing human Ig transgenes, humanization of rodent Abs, or phage ...
  • Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-γ Regulates the Expression of Alveolar Macrophage Macrophage Colony- Stimulating Factor 

    Bonfield, Tracey L.; Thomassen, Mary Jane; Farver, Carol F.; Abraham, Susamma; Koloze, Mary T.; Zhang, Xia; Mosser, David M.; Culver, Daniel A. (East Carolina University, 2008-07-01)
    Macrophage CSF (M-CSF) regulates monocyte differentiation, activation, and foam cell formation. We have observed that it is elevated in human pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) and in the GMCSF knockout mouse, a murine ...