Pei-Chuan Hsu

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Thrombomodulin (TM) is a glycoprotein of molecular weight 75,000 kd that is normally present in restricted numbers of cells, including endothelial and mesothelial cells. In this study, the authors tested the possibility of using anti-TM to facilitate the diagnosis of mesothelioma. All of the 31 mesotheliomas and the two mesothelioma cell lines (MS-1 and(More)
The neoplastic Hodgkin's Reed-Sternberg (H-RS) cells in Hodgkin's disease are surrounded in vivo by abundant reactive cells, the function of which may be attributed in part to their elaboration of various cytokines. Thus, a study of the interaction of H-RS cells with exogenous cytokines may provide information as to the mechanism of the clinical and(More)
The c-fos proto-oncogene, which is the normal homolog of the transforming gene carried by murine osteogenic sarcoma viruses, interacts with the protein product of another proto-oncogene, c-jun, to form a heterodimer that can recognize and bind to a specific sequence of nucleotides in the DNA. The expression of c-fos and c-jun is linked to the proliferation(More)
Cytokines play important roles in the pathogenesis of lymphomas. Cytokines either can be produced or exert effects on neoplastic or reactive cells. The secretion of cytokines can provide growth advantages for tumor cells in either an autocrine or a paracrine fashion. An elevated serum or tissue level of cytokines can contribute to the clinical and(More)
The depressed cellular immunity observed in patients with Hodgkin's disease (HD) has been attributed to production of transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta or TGF-beta-like substances by Hodgkin's Reed-Sternberg (H-RS) cells. The TGF-beta produced by L-428 cells (an H-RS cell line) is a 130-kd molecular weight glycoprotein that apparently differs from the(More)
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) or stress proteins are synthesized by cells in response to environmental stress. Expression of HSPs by cells may have important physiological or pathological implications. In this study, we carried out an immunohistochemical and biochemical examination of low (hsp27), intermediate (hsp60), and high (hsp89) molecular weight HSP(More)
Two Hodgkin's Reed-Sternberg cell (H-RS) lines, HDLM-1 and KM-H2, have phenotypes and functional properties very similar to those of H-RS cells in tissues. These two types of cells were induced to differentiate with a combination of phorbol ester, retinoic acid, and extracellular matrix. The induced cells displayed the morphology of histiocytes or(More)
Most Hodgkin's mononuclear cells and Reed-Sternberg (H-RS) cells are characterized by the expression of the antigen CD30, but not of T or B cell markers. A few H-RS cells, however, may express a limited number of T or B cell markers. Whether this expression is sufficient to allow the conclusion that H-RS cells are derived from T and/or B cells has been(More)
Russell bodies have been previously regarded as aggregates of immunoglobulin. Light and electron microscopic immunoperoxidase studies show no detectable immunoglobulin determinants in the Russell body cores. Denaturation of antigens during tissue preparation appears to be an unlikely explanation, since immunoglobulins in the cytoplasm of plasma cells are(More)
T-cell mediated delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) is the predominant immune mechanism for clearing tissues of infecting organisms in the primary lesion of syphilis. Here, Stewart Sell and Pei-Ling Hsu propose a strategy for vaccination against syphilis in which selective induction of DTH may be accomplished by using BCG vectored vaccines containing(More)