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Fas ligand (FasL) and Fas are mediators of apoptosis, which are implicated in the peripheral deletion of autoimmune cells, activation-induced T cell death, and cytotoxicity mediated by CD8+ T cells. Fas is also believed to be involved in several central nervous system diseases, but until now, the effector cells expressing FasL in the brain have not been(More)
WRKY transcription factors are encoded by a large gene superfamily with a broad range of roles in plants. Proteins containing a short VQ (FxxxVQxLTG) motif have been recently shown to interact with WRKY transcription factors, implying that AtVQ proteins are important in the plant defense responses in Arabidopsis, either as positive or negative cofactors of(More)
Thirty-two colostrum-deprived conventional pigs aged 28 days were co-infected with Korean isolates of porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) and porcine parvovirus (PPV) and observed for up to 35 days post-inoculation (dpi). Histopathologically, granulomatous inflammation, with or without intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies, was present in lymphoid tissues (e.g., lymph(More)
Bone defects are occasionally encountered during primary total knee replacement (TKR) and cause difficulty in establishing a stable well-aligned bone-implant interface. Between March 1999 and November 2005, 59 knees in 43 patients underwent primary TKR with a metal block augmentation for tibial bone deficiency. In all, six patients (eight knees) died less(More)
A multiplex nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was developed for the detection of and differentiation between porcine circovirus (PCV)-1 and PCV-2 in boar semen. Eighteen (30%) and 30 (50%) out of 60 whole semen samples were found to be positive for PCV using multiplex conventional PCR and multiplex nested PCR, respectively. Of the 30 positive samples(More)
Chemokines constitute a superfamily of proteins that function as chemoattractants and activators of leukocytes. Astrocytes, the major glial cell type in the CNS, are a source of chemokines within the diseased brain. Specifically, we have shown that primary human astrocytes and human astroglioma cell lines produce the CXC chemokines IFN-gamma-inducible(More)
Fas/Apo-1 is a member of the TNF receptor superfamily that signals apoptotic cell death in susceptible target cells. Fas or Fas ligand (FasL)-deficient mice are relatively resistant to the induction of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis, implying the involvement of Fas/FasL in this disease process. We have examined the regulation and function of Fas(More)
Brain metastasis from epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) is managed by a multimodal treatment approach. Thus, to determine the prognostic factors associated with this situation is important for management decisions regarding the type of treatment and aggressiveness of treatment. From 1995 to 2005, 13 patients with brain metastases resulting from EOC(More)
Phosphorylated AKT (pAKT) is a major contributor to radioresistance in human cancers. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of pAKT expression and radiation resistance in cervical cancer. A retrospective review was made of the records of 27 women who received primary radiation therapy due to locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC) with(More)
The antifungal activity and mechanism of a 23-mer peptide, PMAP-23, derived from pig myeloid was investigated. PMAP-23 displayed strong antifungal activity against yeast and mold. To investigate the antifungal mechanism of PMAP-23, fluorescence activated flow cytometry and confocal laser scanning microscopy were performed. Candida albicans treated with(More)