Jin Dong Shi

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BACKGROUND Most strategies in cancer immunotherapy are aimed at the induction of a strong cellular immune response against the tumor. Particularly, CD8+ T lymphocytes have been proven in multiple animal models to be critical for the eradication of solid tumors. METHODS We used a population of peripheral blood-derived antigen-presenting cells (APC),(More)
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) accumulate in the spleen and tumors and contribute to tumor growth, angiogenesis, and progression. In this study, we examined the effects of curcumin on the activation and differentiation of MDSCs, their interaction with human cancer cells, and related tumor growth. Treatment with curcumin in the diet or by(More)
Bleomycin causes acute lung injury through production of reactive species and initiation of inflammation. Previous work has shown alteration to the production of reactive oxygen species results in attenuation of injury. Vitamin E, in particular, γ-tocopherol, isoform, has the potential to scavenge reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. This study examines(More)
Amino acids inhibit breakdown of long-lived intracellular proteins in some but not all tissues studied. Because no information is available relating to the effect of amino acids on kidney cell proteolysis, this study was conducted with cultured proximal-like opossum kidney (OK) cells and primary cultured rabbit proximal tubular cells in which long-lived(More)
Insulin is an established regulator of intracellular proteolysis in several mammalian tissues but little is known about its role in the kidney. The present study was undertaken to determine whether insulin influences protein degradation in isolated rat renal proximal tubules and to investigate its mechanism of action in cultured proximal-like tubular(More)
Kidney enlargement after unilateral nephrectomy or the induction of a systemic acidosis with ammonium chloride is associated with an increase in kidney protein content. This reflects an imbalance between protein breakdown and protein synthesis. Because it has been shown in diabetic nephromegaly that depressed protein breakdown contributes to the increase in(More)
To establish whether altered proteolysis contributes to the increase in protein content in hypertrophying kidneys, we studied protein turnover in proximal renal tubules isolated from rats with three forms of renal hypertrophy, diabetes mellitus (DM), ammonium chloride-induced acidosis and compensatory renal growth (CRG). We found that in DM and in chronic(More)
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