Jing-huan Wang

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The identification of the Drosophila melanogaster Toll pathway cascade and the subsequent characterization of TLRs have reshaped our understanding of the immune system. Ever since, Drosophila NF-κB signaling has been actively studied. In flies, the Toll receptors are essential for embryonic development and immunity. In total, nine Toll receptors are encoded(More)
Recruitment of cellular signaling proteins by the CD3 polypeptides of the TCR complex mediates T cell activation. We have screened a human Src homology 3 (SH3) domain phage display library for proteins that can bind to the proline-rich region of CD3epsilon. This screening identified Eps8L1 (epidermal growth factor receptor pathway substrate 8-like 1)(More)
We have determined the human genome to contain 296 different Src homology-3 (SH3) domains and cloned them into a phage-display vector. This provided a powerful and unbiased system for simultaneous assaying of the complete human SH3 proteome for the strongest binding to target proteins of interest, without the limitations posed by short linear peptide(More)
The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster has been successfully used to study numerous biological processes including immune response. Flies are naturally infected with more than twenty RNA viruses making it a valid model organism to study host-pathogen interactions during viral infections. The Drosophila antiviral immunity includes RNA interference, activation(More)
BACKGROUND Both hypo- and hypervitaminosis D can cause sensorineural hearing loss, and aural symptoms due to vitamin D insufficiency are especially common during gravidity. Hormonal forms of vitamin D regulate transcription by binding with the high-affinity vitamin D receptor (VDR). OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of impaired vitamin D action in VDR(More)
Vitamin D insufficiency has been reported to be associated with increased blood cholesterol concentrations. Here we used two strains of VDR knock-out (VDR-KO) mice to study whether a lack of vitamin D action has any effect on cholesterol metabolism. In 129S1 mice, both in male and female VDR-KO mice serum total cholesterol levels were significantly higher(More)
Vitamin D seems to be involved in the control of prostate cancer cell growth. 17beta-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases type 2, type 4 and type 5 are enzymes which regulate intracellular concentration of active sex steroid hormones, which in turn, regulate the development, growth, and function of the prostate and play a role in the development and progression of(More)
Vitamin D receptor (VDR) and liver X receptor (LXR) are nuclear receptors, which regulate gene transcription upon binding of their specific ligands. VDR seems to play a role in the regulation of prostate cancer cell proliferation. ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) is known to be a target gene of LXR and it has been reported to be inhibited by(More)
Vitamin D3 plays an important role in the control of cell proliferation and differentiation. Cholesterol 25-hydroxylase (CH25H) is an enzyme converting cholesterol into 25-hydroxycholesterol. Vitamin D3 as well as 25-hydroxycholesterol has been shown to inhibit cell growth and induce cell apoptosis. Here we show that 10 nM 1alpha,25(OH)2D3 and 500 nM 25OHD3(More)
In this study, we investigated the suitability of ultrathin and porous polyimide (PI) membrane as a carrier for subretinal transplantation of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) -derived retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells in rabbits. The in vivo effects of hESC-RPE cells were analyzed by subretinal suspension injection into Royal College of Surgeons (RCS)(More)