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Targeted disruption of death receptor (DR)6 results in enhanced CD4(+) T cell expansion and T helper cell type 2 differentiation after stimulation. Similar to T cells, DR6 is expressed on resting B cells but is down-regulated upon activation. We examined DR6(-/-) B cell responses both in vitro and in vivo. In vitro, DR6(-/-) B cells undergo increased(More)
LIGHT, a newly identified member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) family, is expressed on activated T lymphocytes. To evaluate how LIGHT contributes to T cell functions, we generated LIGHT-deficient (LIGHT(-/-)) mice using gene targeting. Disruption of LIGHT significantly reduced CD8(+) T cell-cycle progression, leading to reduced proliferation to(More)
DR6 is a recently identified member of the TNFR family. In a previous study, we have shown that DR6 KO mice have enhanced CD4(+) T cell proliferation and Th2 cytokine production. Acute graft-vs-host disease (GVHD) results from the activation and expansion of alloreactive donor T cells following bone marrow transplantation. In this article, we demonstrate(More)
Diacylglycerol acyltransferase-1 (DGAT1) is a potential therapeutic target for treatment of obesity and related metabolic diseases. However, the degree of DGAT1 inhibition required for metabolic benefits is unclear. Here we show that partial DGAT1 deficiency in mice suppressed postprandial triglyceridemia, led to elevations in glucagon-like peptide-1(More)
Studies have demonstrated that blockade of diacylglycerol acyltransferase 1 (DGAT1) leads to prolonged release of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) after meal challenge. The current study was undertaken to investigate the mechanism of action underlying the elevated levels of GLP-1 release following pharmacological inhibition of DGAT1. We utilized a potent,(More)
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