Chi-Young Chang

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BACKGROUND The novel cytokine, interleukin (IL)-18, is a strong interferon-gamma inducer and costimulatory factor in Th1 cell activation. IL-18 triggers IFN-gamma production and enhances cytolytic activity in both T and NK cells. However, the exact mechanism of antitumor action of IL-18 remains to be clarified. To determine the effects of IL-18 plasmid DNA(More)
Since acne formation is a multistep process accelerated by androgens, we examined whether a new anti-acne antibiotic roxithromycin (RXM) may act as anti-androgen using transient transfection assays in human skin fibroblasts. The result showed no significant effect of 0.5, 1 and 5 microg/ml RXM on 10(-9) M R1881-induced androgen receptor (AR) transcriptional(More)
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