From the Department of Surgery (F.M., B.M.), University of Texas at Houston; Department of Surgery (E.M., J.L.), University of Colorado; Department of Surgery (A.N., R.M.), University of Washington; Department of Surgery (M.W., M.S.), Northwestern University; Department of Surgery (P.B.), University of Rochester; Department of Surgery (B.F.), Washington University; Department of Surgery (B.H.), University of Pittsburgh; Department of Surgery (J.M.), University of Texas at Southwestern; and the Inflammation and the Host Response to Trauma Large Scale Collaborative Research Program*
*Additional participating investigators in the Large Scale Collaborative Research Agreement entitled, “Inflammation and the Host Response to Trauma” include Henry V. Baker, PhD., Timothy R. Billiar, MD, Bernard H. Brownstein, PhD, Steven E. Calvano, PhD, Irshad H. Chaudry, PhD, J. Perren Cobb, MD, Chuck Cooper, MS, Ronald W. Davis, PhD, Adrian Fay, PhD, Robert J. Feezor MD, Richard L. Gamelli, MD, Nicole S. Gibran, MD, Doug Hayden, MS, David N. Herndon, MD, Jureta W. Horton, PhD, John Lee Hunt, MD, Matthew Klein MD, Krzysztof Laudanski MD, MA, James A. Lederer, PhD, Tanya Logvinenko, PhD, John A. Mannick, MD, Carol L. Miller-Graziano, PhD, Michael Mindrinos, PhD, Lyle L. Moldawer, PhD, Grant E. O'Keefe, MD, MPH, Laurence G. Rahme, PhD, Daniel G. Remick, Jr. MD, David Schoenfeld, PhD, Robert L. Sheridan, MD, Geoffrey M. Silver, MD, Richard D. Smith, PhD, Scott Somers, PhD, Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, ScD. Mehmet Toner, PhD, H. Shaw Warren, MD, Steven E. Wolf, MD, Wenzhong Xiao, PhD, Martin Yarmush, MD, PhD, Vernon R. Young, PhD, ScD.
Submitted for publication January 20, 2006.
Accepted for publication April 19, 2006.
Supported by a Large-Scale Collaborative Project Award (U54-GM62119) from The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health
Address for reprints: Frederick A. Moore, MD, UTHSC – Houston Medical School, Department of Surgery, 6431 Fannin Street, MSB 4.264, Houston, TX 77030; e-mail: Frederick.A.Moore@uth.tmc.edu.