Ming-Dar Woon

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PURPOSE Experimental autoimmune anterior uveitis (EAAU) can be induced in Lewis rats with bovine melanin associated antigen (MAA) extracted from the iris/ciliary body (CB) and does not require adjuvant. The present investigation was undertaken to study the expression of various cytokines in EAAU. METHODS Lewis rats were immunized with bovine MAA and(More)
PURPOSE To study the role of costimulatory signaling through the CD28-B7 interaction in experimental autoimmune anterior uveitis (EAAU). METHODS Naive Lewis rats were immunized with insoluble melanin-associated antigen (MAA) derived from bovine iris and ciliary body. CTLA4-Fc, a recombinant protein comprised of the extracellular domain of human CTLA4(More)
PURPOSE Experimental autoimmune anterior uveitis (EAAU) is an organ-specific autoimmune disease induced by immunization with bovine melanin-associated antigen (MAA) and two adjuvants (complete Freund's adjuvant and purified pertussis toxin). This study was undertaken to explore whether an adjuvant is required in the induction of EAAU. METHODS Insoluble(More)
Annexins (ANXs) are a family of calcium dependent phospholipid binding proteins. Phospholipids such as phosphatidylserine are rapidly exposed on the surfaces of injured endothelial cells, activated platelets, and apoptotic cells in a large number of disorders. In this study, annexin V and XI (ANXV and ANXXI) were individually fused to the C-terminal of(More)
We investigated the role of Interleukin-6 (IL-6) as an autocrine growth factor for the retroperitoneal fibromatosis (RF) cells present in macaques infected with the simian retrovirus type 2 (SRV-2). Elevated levels of IL-6 were found in serum of SRV-2 antibody-positive macaques, ascites from RF-positive animals, and RF cell line culture media. IL-6 mRNA(More)
We have observed several mesenchymal proliferative disorders (MPD) in macaques with SAIDS associated with SRV-2 infection. Retroperitoneal and subcutaneous fibromatosis, progressive fibrovascular proliferation, mimicking Kaposi's sarcoma, were seen in 165 macaques. Three obliterative fibrointimal proliferative arteriopathies and one congenital pulmonary(More)
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