Larry Wang

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Brown adipose tissue (BAT) dissipates chemical energy and generates heat to protect animals from cold and obesity. Rodents possess two types of UCP-1 positive brown adipocytes arising from distinct developmental lineages: "classical" brown adipocytes develop during the prenatal stage whereas "beige" or "brite" cells that reside in white adipose tissue (WAT)(More)
Severe sepsis involves massive activation of the innate immune system and leads to high mortality. Previous studies have demonstrated that various types of TLRs mediate a systemic inflammatory response and contribute to organ injury and mortality in animal models of severe sepsis. However, the downstream mechanisms responsible for TLR-mediated septic injury(More)
BACKGROUND Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) was originally identified as the receptor for viral RNA and represents a major host antiviral defense mechanism. TLR3 may also recognize extracellular RNA (exRNA) released from injured tissues under certain stress conditions. However, a role for exRNA and TLR3 in the pathogenesis of myocardial ischemic injury has not(More)
Subcutaneous Panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma (SPTCL) is a rare subtype of childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Subcutaneous Panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma has an aggressive variant associated with the hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS). Patients without HPS show resolution of the disease with prednisone or immunosuppressive therapy unlike other T-cell lymphomas.(More)
The 3DTown project is focused on the development of a distributed system for sensing, interpreting and visualizing the real-time dynamics of urban life within the 3D context of a city. At the heart of this technology lies a core of algorithms that automatically integrate 3D urban models with data from pan/tilt video cameras, environmental sensors and other(More)
In this paper, we describe an online tutoring system currently under development. The online tutoring system is designed with a goal to help nontraditional students learn subjects that require a significant amount of assistance from tutors, who may only be available on campus. The subjects include but not limited to Calculus, Algebra, Computer Science,(More)
BACKGROUND Electronic microarrays comprise independent microelectrode test sites that can be electronically biased positive or negative, or left neutral, to move and concentrate charged molecules such as DNA and RNA to one or more test sites. We developed a protocol for multiplexed gene expression profiling of mRNA targets that uses electronic(More)
Hepatoblastoma (HB) is the most common primary liver cancer in children. The conventional serum marker for HB, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), has its limitations. Novel serum markers need to be explored. Glypican 3 (GPC3) has been reported to be an excellent histological immunomarker for HB. However, the clinical value of serum GPC3 in patients with HB is(More)
Complete DiGeorge syndrome (cDGS) describes a subset of patients with DiGeorge syndrome that have thymic aplasia, and thus are at risk for severe opportunistic infections. Patients with cDGS and mycobacterial infection have not previously been described. We present this case to illustrate that patients with cDGS are at risk for nontuberculous mycobacterial(More)