Feng-Chao Wang

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Skin graft rejection is a typical cellular immune response, mainly mediated by T cells. Cytotoxic T lymphocyte associated antigen 4-immunoglobin (CTLA4-Ig) extends graft survival by blocking the T cell co-stimulation pathway and inhibiting T cell activation. To investigate the efficacy of CTLA4-Ig in prolonging skin graft survival, human CTLA4-Ig(More)
AIM To identify the differentially expressed proteins involved in ionizing radiation in mice and to explore new ways for studying radiation-related proteins. METHODS Bal B/c mice grouped as sham-irradiation, 3 h and 72 h irradiation were exposed to 9.0 Gy single dose of gamma-irradiation. Intestinal epithelia were isolated from mice, and total proteins(More)
hCTLA4-Ig,which is capable of inhibiting T cell activation and rendering T cell to be anergy by blocking co-stimulatory signal pathway, is recognized as a potential therapeutic molecule to extend the survival of skin graft in burn medicine. To investigate whether the survival of skin graft can be further extended by skin-specific expression of hCTLA4-Ig, a(More)
The conditioned medium from B104 neuroblastoma cells (B104CM) induces neural stem cells (NSCs) to differentiate into OPCs in vitro, which indicates that certain factor(s) contained within the B104CM must give instructional signals that direct OPC differentiation of NSCs. However, the OPC-inductive factor(s) present within the B104CM has not been well(More)
Since multicellular resistance (MCR) has been shown to be as adhesion-dependent, the role of alphav integrin in MCR of HT29 was investigated in this paper. Down-regulation of alphav integrin reduced MCR to oxaliplatin, but did not detectably change the drug sensitivity of monolayers. Down-regulation of alphav integrin decreased phosphorylated NF-kappaB p65(More)
BACKGROUND Transplantation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) is an attractive therapy for demyelinating diseases. Cyclosporin A (CsA) is one of the foremost immunosuppressive agents and has widespread use in tissue and cell transplantation. However, whether CsA affects survival and differentiation of engrafted OPCs in vivo is unknown. In this study,(More)
The PKC signaling pathway has been implicated in diverse cellular functions. Here, we sought to investigate the role of PKC-alpha÷beta in C6 glioma cell migration. We found that both PKC-alpha and PKC-beta were expressed by C6 glioma cells, but only PKC-alpha was markedly activated in serum-treated C6 cells. Go6976, a PKC-alpha÷beta specific inhibitor, was(More)
Steroid receptor coactivator-3 (SRC-3) is a multifunctional protein that plays an important role in mammary gland growth, development, and tumorigenesis. In this study, SCR-3 gene knockout mice were used to study the effects of SCR-3 on the immunosuppression accompanied with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). Bacterial clearance assay was(More)
Oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) are bipotential progenitor cells that can differentiate into myelin-forming oligodendrocytes or functionally undetermined type II astrocytes. Transplantation of OPCs is an attractive therapy for demyelinating diseases. However, due to their bipotential differentiation potential, the majority of OPCs differentiate into(More)
AIM To clone and express mouse peroxiredoxin I in IEC-6 cells. METHODS Total RNAs were isolated from cultured IEC-6 cells, and the coding region of peroxiredoxin I was amplified by RT-PCR. After it was cloned into T-vector and sequenced, pSG5 was used to transiently express peroxiredoxin I in IEC-6 by liposome-mediated transfection, and the expression of(More)