Dianzhong Luo

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Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) inhibit immune cell responsiveness, and especially of T lymphocytes. We showed that BMSCs markedly inhibited the proliferation and cytokine production by CD8(+) T cells by a cell-to-cell contact phenomenon and secretion of soluble factors. BMSCs down-regulate the expression of natural killer group 2, member D(More)
Hepatic NK cells are more cytotoxic than blood NK cells against tumor cells. To understand the basis of this difference in cytotoxicity we analyzed RNA derived from freshly isolated rat blood and hepatic NK cells [high-density (HD) and low-density subpopulations] by high-density oligonucleotide arrays (Affymetrix), containing about 9,000 genes and expressed(More)
 Cytotoxic lymphocytes may induce apoptosis in their target cells by the FasL (Fas ligand) pathway or the perforin/granzyme B pathway. It has been shown that Fas-expressing colon carcinoma (CC) cells are resistant to FasL-mediated apoptosis. The aims of this study were to determine whether CC cells are also resistant to perforin/granzyme B and whether the(More)
Hepatic natural killer (NK) cells are located in the liver sinusoids adherent to the endothelium. Human and rat hepatic NK cells induce cytolysis in tumor cells that are resistant to splenic or blood NK cells. To investigate the mechanism of cell death, we examined the capacity of isolated, pure (90%) rat hepatic NK cells to kill the splenic/blood(More)
A series of four stable synthetic bacteriochlorins was tested in vitro in HeLa cells for their potential in photodynamic therapy (PDT). The parent bacteriochlorin (BC), dicyano derivative (NC)(2)BC and corresponding zinc chelate (NC)(2)BC-Zn and palladium chelate (NC)(2)BC-Pd were studied. Direct dilution of a solution of bacteriochlorin in an organic(More)
BACKGROUND: Hepatic natural killer (NK) cells, the most cytotoxic cells of the natural occurring NK cells, are located in the liver sinusoids and are thus in a strategic position to kill arriving metastasising tumour cells, like colon carcinoma cells. It is known that major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I on tumour cells negatively regulates NK(More)
Address: 1Laboratory for Cell Biology and Histology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium, 2Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Research Institute, Evanston, Illinois, USA, 3Department of Immunohematology and Bloodtransfusion, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, 4Institute for Biochemistry, BIL(More)
We have read with great interest the recently published article by Huang et al. in Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy: "The presence ofinterleukin-2 receptor alpha in the serum of colorectal cancer patients is unlikely to result only from T cell up-regulation" [3]. The interleukin-2 receptor (IL-2 R) is composed of three protein chains: a low-affinity receptor(More)
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