Kyung-Ok Nam

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4-1BB, a T cell costimulatory receptor, prolongs CD8(+) T cell survival. In these studies, 4-1BB stimulation was shown to increase expression of the antiapoptotic genes bcl-x(L) and bfl-1 via 4-1BB-mediated NF-kappaB activation. This signaling pathway was specifically inhibited by PDTC and was different from the pathways that enhanced CD8(+) T cell(More)
Techniques for modulating immune cells for cancer therapy have been widely studied. One key approach that is being clinically tested is developing tumor-destructive cell-mediated immune responses by regulating co-stimulatory molecules. 4-1BB (CD137), a member of the TNF receptor family, is expressed following activation of T and NK cells. Recently, it has(More)
Cross-linking of 4-1BB, a member of the TNFR family, increased tyrosine phosphorylation of TCR-signaling molecules such as CD3epsilon, CD3zeta, Lck, the linker for activation of T cells, and SH2 domain-containing leukocyte phosphoprotein of 76 kDa (SLP-76). In addition, incubation of activated CD8+ T cells with p815 cells expressing 4-1BBL led to(More)
The T cell costimulatory receptor 4-1BB enhances cell cycle progression and proliferation of CD8(+) T cells in both an IL-2-dependent and -independent manner. In these studies, 4-1BB costimulation was shown to increase cyclin D2, D3, and E expression, and concomitantly down-regulate the expression of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p27(kip1). 4-1BB(More)
4-1BB, a T cell co-stimulatory receptor, prolongs the survival and multiplication of CD4 T cells. Cross-linking 4-1BB stimulated expression of the anti-apoptotic genes bcl-XL and bcl-2, as well as of cyclins D2 and E, and inhibited expression of the cyclin-dependent kinase (cdk) inhibitor p27kip1. Ova-activated CD4 T cells of 4-1BB-deficient/DO11.10 TCR(More)
4-1BB, one of co-stimulatory molecules, is a member of TNF receptor superfamily and expressed on T cells upon TCR ligation. We have shown that 4-1BB is a co-stimulatory molecule enhancing cell cycle progression and inhibiting activation-induced cell death of CD8+ T cells by enhancing TCR signaling pathways. Here, we first report that the cross-linking of(More)
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