Hong Shu Liao

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The class-A macrophage scavenger receptor (MSR) is a trimeric multifunctional protein expressed selectively in differentiated monomyeloid phagocytes which mediates uptake of chemically modified lipoproteins and bacterial products. This study investigated whether MSR plays a role in the regulation of apoptosis, a model of genetically programmed cell death.(More)
Expression of the class A macrophage scavenger receptor (MSR) contributes to the uptake of modified low density lipoproteins (LDL) by macrophages and transformation of these cells into lipid-laden foam cells, which characterize atherosclerosis. Many environmental factors, in particular, proinflammatory cytokines and growth factors, can exert regulatory(More)
The expressions of type I and type II macrophage scavenger receptors (MSRs) are highly specific in macrophages and related cell types. Although some reports have described the regulation of MSR gene expression and proposed some cis-elements related to cell-specific expression, the regulation of MSR remains largely unclear. This is due, in part, to an(More)
The class A macrophage scavenger receptor (MSR-A) is a multifunctional trimeric glycoprotein involved in innate immune response as well as the development of lipid-laden foam cells during atherosclerosis. The MSR ligand, oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL), is known to be cytotoxic to macrophages and other cell types. This study examined whether MSR(More)
In this letter, we proposed a new algorithm to solve the problem concerning the direction-of-arrivals (DOAs) estimation of coherently distributed sources based on the block sparse signal matrix uncertainty model of compressed sensing. Considering the measurement matrix corrupted by the unknown noise, the central DOA and the angular spread estimation may(More)