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Prostaglandin D(2) (PGD(2)), a major cyclooxygenase product in a variety of tissues, readily undergoes dehydration to yield the cyclopentenone-type PGs of the J(2) series, such as 15-deoxy-Delta(12,14)-PGJ(2) (15d-PGJ(2)), which have been suggested to exert anti-inflammatory effects in vivo. Meanwhile, the mechanism of these effects is not well understood(More)
Prostaglandin D(2) (PGD(2)), a major cyclooxygenase product in a variety of tissues and cells, readily undergoes dehydration to yield the bioactive cyclopentenone-type PGs of the J(2)-series, such as 15-deoxy-Delta(12,14)-PGJ(2) (15d-PGJ(2)). The observation that the level of 15d-PGJ(2) increased in the tissue cells from patients with sporadic amyotrophic(More)
The chemokine receptor CCR5 is an attractive target for HIV-1 drug development, as individuals whose cells lack surface CCR5 expression are highly resistant to HIV-1 infection. CCR5 ligands, such as CCL5/RANTES, effectively inhibit HIV-1 infection by competing for binding opportunities to the CCR5 and inducing its internalization. However, the inherent(More)
Prostaglandin D(2) (PGD(2)), a major cyclooxygenase product in a variety of tissues and cells, readily undergoes dehydration to yield electrophilic PGs, such as 15-deoxy-Delta(12,14)-PGJ(2) (15d-PGJ(2)). We have previously shown that 15d-PGJ(2) potently induces apoptosis of SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells via accumulation of the tumor suppressor gene(More)
The species selectivity of four structurally different compounds, SCH-351125, E-913, TAK-779 and UK-427857 has been examined using cloned human, rhesus, and mouse CCR5 receptors. SCH-351125 and E-913 potently inhibited the binding of [125I]-CCL3 to human CCR5, but their inhibitory activities against rhesus CCR5 were more than 10-fold weaker. In contrast,(More)
The species selectivity of receptor antagonists often hinders their preclinical assessment in vivo. In order to evaluate human selective CC chemokine receptor type 5 (CCR5) antagonists in vivo, we generated human CCR5 transgenic mice that expressed the transgene on both peripheral blood leukocytes as well as thymocytes. The selective CCR5 ligand CC(More)