Angela C C Wang

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The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are nuclear hormone transcription factors that regulate genes associated with lipid and glucose metabolism. Recent evidence suggests that PPAR-gamma may also act as a negative immunomodulator. To investigate the potential role of PPAR-gamma in regulating airway inflammation, we characterized the(More)
  • A C Wang, L Fu
  • 2001
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN To determine how fibronectin regulates the immunomodulatory effects of transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta on THP-1 cells. MATERIAL OR SUBJECTS THP-1 monocytic cell line. TREATMENT THP-1 cells were primed for 48 h in the presence or absence of 250 pM TGF-beta1. METHODS Assays or assessments carried out, together with statistical(More)
BACKGROUND 17α-Ethynyl-5-androsten-3β, 7β, 17β-triol (HE3286) is a synthetic derivative of an endogenous steroid androstenetriol (β-AET), a metabolite of the abundant adrenal steroid deyhdroepiandrosterone (DHEA), with broad anti-inflammatory activities. We tested the ability of this novel synthetic steroid with improved pharmacological properties to limit(More)
In 2009, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) funded an assembly project, Palliative Management of Dyspnea Crisis, to focus on identification, management, and optimal resource utilization for effective palliation of acute episodes of dyspnea. We conducted a comprehensive search of the medical literature and evaluated available evidence from systematic(More)
16alpha-Bromoepiandrosterone (HE2000) is a synthetic steroid that limits non-productive inflammation, enhances protective immunity and improves survival in clinical studies of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), malaria and tuberculosis infections. We now show that HE2000 decreased nitric oxide production by lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated(More)
Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFB) is an increasingly prevalent disease that places a significant burden on patients and health systems globally. Although many of the therapies used to treat NCFB were originally developed as cystic fibrosis (CF) therapies, not all of them have been demonstrated to be efficacious in NCFB and some may even be harmful.(More)
Two natural 5-androstene steroid tetrols, androst-5-ene-3β,7β,16α,17β-tetrol (HE3177) and androst-5-ene-3α,7β,16α,17β-tetrol (HE3413), were discovered in human plasma and urine. These compounds had significant aqueous solubility, did not bind or transactivate steroid-binding nuclear hormone receptors, and were not immunosuppressive in murine(More)
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