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Antitumor and Antimetastatic Activity of IL-231
The structure and T cell stimulatory effects of the recently discovered cytokine IL-23 are similar to, but distinct from, those of IL-12. Although the antitumor activities of IL-12 are wellExpand
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Proteomics and Immunological Analysis of a Novel Shrimp Allergen, Pen m 21
Shellfish are a common cause of adverse food reactions in hypersensitive individuals and shrimp is one of the most frequently reported causes of allergic reactions. A novel allergen from PenaeusExpand
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The diagnosis and classification of Henoch-Schönlein purpura: an updated review.
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a common childhood systemic vasculitis with clinical characteristics of cutaneous palpable purpura, arthralgia/arthritis, bowel angina, and hematuria/proteinuria.Expand
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Inverse correlation between CD4+ regulatory T‐cell population and autoantibody levels in paediatric patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) are critical in maintaining self‐tolerance and preventing organ‐specific autoimmunity. Their role in paediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmuneExpand
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Polysaccharide purified from Ganoderma lucidum induced activation and maturation of human monocyte‐derived dendritic cells by the NF‐κB and p38 mitogen‐activated protein kinase pathways
Ganoderma lucidum, a fungus native to China, has been widely used to promote health and longevity in the Chinese. The polysaccharide component with a branched (1→6)‐β‐D‐glucan moiety of G. lucidumExpand
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Altered homeostasis of CD4+ FoxP3+ regulatory T‐cell subpopulations in systemic lupus erythematosus
The role of naturally occurring regulatory T cells (Treg), known to be phenotypically heterogeneous, in controlling the expression of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is incompletely defined.Expand
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Induction of IL-8 Release in Lung Cells via Activator Protein-1 by Recombinant Baculovirus Displaying Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus Spike Proteins: Identification of Two Functional
The inflammatory response and the intracellular signaling pathway induced by severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-coronavirus (CoV) were studied in lung epithelial cells and fibroblasts. SARS-CoVExpand
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Epidemiologic Features of Kawasaki Disease in Taiwan, 2003–2006
OBJECTIVE. Kawasaki disease is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children worldwide. This study characterizes the epidemiology of Kawasaki disease in Taiwan between 2003 and 2006.Expand
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Role of Bacterial Pathogens in Atopic Dermatitis
The skin of atopic dermatitis (AD) patients exhibits a striking susceptibility to colonization and infection with Staphylococcus aureus. This review summarizes our understanding about the role of S.Expand
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Over-expression of receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappaB ligand (RANKL), inflammatory cytokines, and chemokines in periprosthetic osteolysis of loosened total hip arthroplasty.
Loosening of total hip arthroplasty (THA) caused by periprosthetic osteolysis induced by ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) particles is a major clinical problem. We investigatedExpand
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