Jong Myun Park

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Major mediators of anti-tumor immunity are CD4+ T h 1 cells and CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs). In tumor-bearing animals, the T h 1- and CTL-mediated anti-tumor immunity is down-regulated in multiple ways. Better understanding of negative regulatory pathways of tumor immunity is crucial for the development of anti-tumor vaccines and immunotherapies.(More)
Mice deficient for the STAT6 gene (STAT6(-/-) mice) have enhanced immunosurveillance against primary and metastatic tumors. Because STAT6 is a downstream effector of the IL-4R, and IL-13 binds to the type 2 IL-4R, IL-13 has been proposed as an inhibitor that blocks differentiation of tumor-specific CD8(+) T cells. Immunity in STAT6(-/-) mice is unusually(More)
T cells have been implicated in the early pathogenesis of ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI) of kidney, liver, lung, and brain. It is not known whether Ag-TCR engagement followed by Ag-specific T cell activation participates in IRI. T cell-deficient nu/nu mice are moderately resistant to renal IRI, which can be reversed upon reconstitution with syngeneic T(More)
Despite advances in renal replacement therapy, the mortality rate for acute kidney injury (AKI) remains unacceptably high, likely owing to extrarenal organ dysfunction. Kidney ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) activates cellular and soluble mediators that facilitate organ crosstalk and induce caspase-dependent lung apoptosis and injury through a(More)
HER-2 is an oncogenic tumor-associated Ag that is overexpressed in several human tumors including breast and ovarian cancer. The efficacy and mechanism of a HER-2-expressing recombinant adenoviral vaccine to protect against tumorigenesis was examined using HER-2 transgenic (BALB-neuT) mice, which develop spontaneous breast tumors in all 10 mammary glands,(More)
ErbB-2 (HER-2/neu) is a transforming oncogene expressed by a substantial fraction of breast cancers, and monoclonal antibody therapy directed toward this antigen is an established treatment modality. However, not all tumors respond, and with a monoclonal antibody directed to a single epitope, there is always the risk of tumor escape. Furthermore, passive(More)
We have previously observed a novel role of natural killer T (NKT) cells in negative regulation of antitumor immune responses against an immunogenic regressor tumor expressing a transfected viral antigen. Here, we investigated whether hidden spontaneous antitumor immunosurveillance, in the absence of a vaccine, could be revealed by disruption of this(More)
We and others previously observed immunosurveillance against transplantable tumors in mice, and enhancement thereof by blockade of negative regulation by T reg cells or the NKT-IL-13-myeloid cell-TGF-β regulatory circuit. However, it was unknown whether natural immunosurveillance inhibits growth of completely spontaneous autochthonous tumors, and whether it(More)
We measured HBsAg/IgG complexes (CX) quantitatively by ELISA from HBsAg positive serum of 35 liver disease patients, 15 patients with glomerular diseases (8 membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) 7 membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN), and 50 healthy carriers of HBsAg. HbsAg/IgG CX was detected in 26 out of 35 liver disease patients (74.3%), 5 out(More)
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