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A novel member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) family has been identified from the human umbilical vein endothelial cell cDNA library, named vascular endothelial growth inhibitor (VEGI). The VEGI gene was mapped to human chromosome 9q32. The cDNA for VEGI encodes a protein of 174 amino acid residues with the characteristics of a type II transmembrane(More)
LIGHT is a new member of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) cytokine family derived from an activated T cell cDNA library. LIGHT mRNA is highly expressed in splenocytes, activated PBL, CD8(+) tumor infiltrating lymphocytes, granulocytes, and monocytes but not in the thymus and the tumor cells examined. Introduction of LIGHT cDNA into MDA-MB-231 human breast(More)
The aim of present study was to elucidate the role of Interleukin-10 (IL-10) in the neuroprotection of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) against traumatic brain injury (TBI) in mice. The TBI in mice was induced by controlled cortical impact (CCI). HBO was given for 1h at 2.0 absolute atmosphere (ATA) in 100% O2. HBO enhanced the serumal and cerebral IL-10 protein(More)
BACKGROUND The E2F family of transcription factors are key regulators of genes involved in cell cycle progression, cell fate determination, DNA damage repair and apoptosis. E2F1 is unique in that it contributes both to the control of cellular proliferation and cellular death. Furthermore, unlike other E2Fs, E2F1 responds to various cellular stresses. This(More)
In vitro study of rat glomerular mesangial cell growth was carried out to investigate the pattern of serum renotropic stimulation in 5/6 nephrectomized (5/6NT) rats. Incorporation rates of 3H-TdR, 3H-UR and 3H-Leu into mesangial cells were used as parameters to measure serum renotropic stimulation. Renotropin activity increased immediately after 5/6NT,(More)
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