Deanna Hoang-Yen Tran

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Cathelicidin (LL-37 in human and mCRAMP in mice) represents a family of endogenous antimicrobial peptides with anti-inflammatory effects. LL-37 also suppresses collagen synthesis, an important fibrotic response, in dermal fibroblasts. Here we determined whether exogenous cathelicidin administration modulates intestinal fibrosis in two(More)
Background and objectives:Obesity is a global epidemic which increases the risk of the metabolic syndrome. Cathelicidin (LL-37 and mCRAMP) is an antimicrobial peptide with an unknown role in obesity. We hypothesize that cathelicidin expression correlates with obesity and modulates fat mass and hepatic steatosis.Materials and methods:Male C57BL/6 J mice were(More)
Neurons in the brain produce lamin C but almost no lamin A, a consequence of the removal of prelamin A transcripts by miR-9, a brain-specific microRNA. We have proposed that miR-9-mediated regulation of prelamin A in the brain could explain the absence of primary neurological disease in Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a genetic disease caused by the(More)
BACKGROUND Cathelicidin (LL-37 in humans and mCRAMP in mice) represents a family of endogenous antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory peptides. Cancer-associated fibroblasts can promote the proliferation of colon cancer cells and growth of colon cancer tumors. METHODS We examined the role of cathelicidin in the development of colon cancer, using subcutaneous(More)
Mutations in SLURP1, encoding a secreted protein of keratinocytes, cause a palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK) known as mal de Meleda [1]. When the link between SLURP1 mutations and mal de Meleda was uncovered, there was speculation that SLURP1 might be a ligand for a cell-surface receptor of keratinocytes [1]. Also, because the predicted structure of SLURP1(More)
Mutations in SLURP1, a secreted protein of keratinocytes, cause a palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK) known as mal de Meleda. Slurp1 deficiency in mice faithfully recapitulates the human disease, with increased keratinocyte proliferation and thickening of the epidermis on the volar surface of the paws. There has long been speculation that SLURP1 serves as a(More)
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