Byoung-Se Kwon

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PURPOSE Herniated nucleus pulposus fragments are recognized by the immune system as a foreign-body, which results in an autoimmune reaction. Human activation-inducible tumor necrosis factor receptor (AITR) and its ligand, AITRL, are important costimulatory molecules in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. Despite the importance of these costimulatory(More)
The association of the activation-inducible tumor necrosis factor receptor and ligand with lumbar disc hermiation. Purpose: Herniated nucleus pulposus fragments are recognized by the immune system as a foreign-body, which results in an autoimmune reaction. Human activation-inducible tumor necrosis factor receptor (AITR) and its ligand, AITRL, are important(More)
Macrophage inflammatory protein-related protein-2 (MRP-2) is a new member of the CC chemokine family that is recently identified in murine macrophages. MRP-2 is involved in leukocyte trafficking and activation, which can be implicated in inflammatory diseases including atherosclerosis. Little is known about the involvement of this novel chemokine MRP-2 in(More)
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