Hai-Zhuan Zhang

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Estrogen sulfotransferase (EST) catalyzes the transfer of the sulfuryl group from 3'-phosphoadenosine 5'-phosphosulfate (PAPS) to 17beta-estradiol (E2). The sulfation of E2 prevents it from binding to, and thereby activating, the estrogen receptor. The regulation of EST appears to be causally linked to tumorigenesis in the breast and endometrium. In this(More)
The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) is a key regulator of terminal adipocyte differentiation. PPARdelta is expressed in preadipocytes, but the importance of this PPAR subtype in adipogenesis has been a matter of debate. Here we present a critical evaluation of the role of PPARdelta in adipocyte differentiation. We demonstrate(More)
Human thymic CD1a-CD4+ T cells in the final stage of thymic maturation are susceptible to anergy induced by a superantigen, toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1). Thymic CD4+ T-cell blasts, established by stimulating human thymic CD1a-CD4+ T cells with TSST-1 in vitro, produce a low level of interleukin-2 after restimulation with TSST-1, whereas(More)
Selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) are androgen receptor (AR) ligands that induce anabolism while having reduced effects in reproductive tissues. In various experimental contexts SARMs fully activate, partially activate, or even antagonize the AR, but how these complex activities translate into tissue selectivity is not known. Here, we probed(More)
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