Hsyue-Jen Hsieh

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BACKGROUND Vascular endothelial cells (ECs) constantly experience fluid shear stresses generated by blood flow. Laminar flow is known to produce atheroprotective effects on ECs. Nrf2 is a transcription factor that is essential for the antioxidant response element (ARE)-mediated induction of genes such as heme-oxygenase 1 (HO-1). We previously showed that(More)
Hemodynamic shear stress, the blood flow-generated frictional force acting on the vascular endothelial cells, is essential for endothelial homeostasis under normal physiological conditions. Mechanosensors on endothelial cells detect shear stress and transduce it into biochemical signals to trigger vascular adaptive responses. Among the various shear-induced(More)
Endothelial cells (ECs) are constantly exposed to shear stress, the action of which triggers signaling pathways and cellular responses. During inflammation, cytokines such as IL-6 increase in plasma. In this study, we examined the effects of steady flow on IL-6-induced endothelial responses. ECs exposed to IL-6 exhibited STAT3 activation via phosphorylation(More)
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