Celia X-J Chen

Learn More
OBJECTIVE Monocyte migration across the vascular endothelium of blood vessels is a key early event in atherosclerosis. The mechanisms underlying monocyte transendothelial migration (TEM), however, are still not completely understood. Here we studied the role of junctional adhesion molecule-like protein (JAML) in regulating monocyte TEM. METHODS AND(More)
SIRPalpha and SIRPbeta1, the two major isoforms of the signal regulatory protein (SIRP) family, are co-expressed in human leukocytes but mediate distinct extracellular binding interactions and divergent cell signaling responses. Previous studies have demonstrated that binding of SIRPalpha with CD47, another important cell surface molecule, through the(More)
Receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (RAGE) is an Ig superfamily cell surface receptor that interacts with a diverse array of ligands associated with inflammatory responses. In this study, we provide evidence demonstrating that RAGE is involved in inflammatory responses in the intestines. We showed that RAGE is expressed in intestinal epithelial(More)
Leukocyte beta2-integrin CD11b/CD18 mediates the firm adhesion and subsequent transepithelial migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes, but the identity of its counter-receptor(s) on epithelia remains elusive. Here we identified a monoclonal antibody, clone C3H7, which strongly bound to the basolateral membranes of epithelial cells and inhibited both the(More)
Neutrophil (polymorphonuclear leukocyte; PMN) inflammatory functions, including cell adhesion, diapedesis, and phagocytosis, are dependent on the mobilization and release of various intracellular granules/vesicles. In this study, we found that treating PMN with damnacanthal, a Ras family GTPase inhibitor, resulted in a specific release of secondary granules(More)
CD47, a self-recognition marker, plays an important role in both innate and adaptive immune responses. To explore the potential role of CD47 in activation of autoreactive T and B cells and the production of autoantibodies in autoimmune disease, especially systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), we have generated CD47 knockout Fas(lpr) (CD47(-/-) -Fas(lpr) )(More)
  • 1