Jean-Philip Truman

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BACKGROUND While there is significant interest in combining anti-angiogenesis therapy with conventional anti-cancer treatment, clinical trials have as of yet yielded limited therapeutic gain, mainly because mechanisms of anti-angiogenic therapy remain to a large extent unknown. Currently, anti-angiogenic tumor therapy is conceptualized to either "normalize"(More)
Development of naive T cells into type 1 (Th1, Tc1) or type 2 (Th2, Tc2) effector cells is thought to be under the control of cytokines. In this study, we show that when both IL-12 and IL-4 are present, murine and human T cell differentiation is regulated by the balance of protein kinase C (PKC) and calcium signaling within T cells. Although both(More)
Human primary effector T cells were analyzed for their susceptibility to anti-CD3-induced activation-induced cell death (AICD). Th1 and Tc1 cells were more susceptible to AICD than their type 2 counterparts. Type 1 and type 2 subsets were also found to be differentially susceptible to CD95-mediated apoptosis, although cell-surface expression of CD95 and(More)
Sphingoid bases (SBs) as bioactive sphingolipids, have been implicated in aging in yeast. However, we know neither how SBs are regulated during yeast aging nor how they, in turn, regulate it. Herein, we demonstrate that the yeast alkaline ceramidases (YPC1 and YDC1) and SB kinases (LCB4 and LCB5) cooperate in regulating SBs during the aging process and that(More)
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