- Immunomodulatory properties of cystatinsB Vray
Laboratoire d Immunologie Expérimentale, Faculte de Medecine, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Cell Mol Life Sci 59:1503-12. 2002..On the whole, cystatins and cystatin-like molecules belong to a new category of immunomodulatory molecules. Doubtless increasing data will improve our knowledge of this property, leading to practical applications in immunotherapy...
- IFN-gamma receptor-deficient mice are hypersensitive to the anti-CD3-induced cytokine release syndrome and thymocyte apoptosis. Protective role of endogenous nitric oxideP Matthys
Laboratory of Immunobiology, Rega Institute, University of Leuven, Belgium
J Immunol 155:3823-9. 1995..The data indicate that IFN-gamma R alpha o/o mice produce less NO and are therefore more sensitive than wild-type mice to the deleterious effect of anti-CD3 Ab...
- Time course of inducible nitric oxide synthase activity following endotoxin administration in dogsJ C Preiser
Department of Intensive Care, Erasme University Hospital, Belgium
Nitric Oxide 5:208-11. 2001..24 vs 0.04 mU/mg/min) and at 6 h in the heart (0.26 vs 0.09 mU/mg/min). These findings may contribute to a better delineation of the involvement of NO in endotoxic shock, and to the evaluation of the therapeutic effects of NO inhibitors...
- Metabolic effects of arginine addition to the enteral feeding of critically ill patientsJ C Preiser
Department of Intensive Care, Erasme University Hospital, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 25:182-7. 2001..CONCLUSIONS: Supplemental arginine in enteral feeding is readily absorbed, and mainly metabolized into ornithine, presumably by the arginase enzyme...