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Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), a potent immunosuppressive enzyme, contributes to tumoral escape, immune tolerance, and protection against allograft injury. In this paper, we report that inhibition of CD8(+) T cell-mediated cytotoxic function is an important mechanism behind IDO's immune-modulating property. The experimental rat lung allograft proved(More)
BACKGROUND We previously showed that pirfenidone, an anti-fibrotic agent, reduces lung allograft injury or rejection. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that pirfenidone has immune modulating activities and evaluated its effects on the function of T-cell subsets, which play important roles in allograft rejection. METHOD We first evaluated whether(More)
BACKGROUND Pirfenidone (PFD) is an antifibrotic agent with beneficial effects on proinflammatory disorders. In this study, we further investigated PFD and long-acting form, "deuterated PFD," immune-modulating properties by evaluating their effects on mouse dendritic cells (DCs). METHODS The effects of PFD on DCs were examined in vivo using an orthotopic(More)
The enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) converts tryptophan into kynurenine metabolites that suppress effector T-cell function. In this study, we investigated IDO and its metabolite, 3-hydroxyanthranilic acid (3HAA), in regulating lung allograft rejection, using a murine orthotopic lung transplant model with a major mismatch (BALB/c donor and C57BL6(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the effect of risedronate treatment on osteoprotegerin (OPG), C-terminal cross-linking telopeptide of type 1 collagen (CTX), osteocalcin (OC), and deoxypyridinoline (DPD). METHODS Eighty postmenopausal osteoporotic patients were randomized into two groups. In first group, patients received 35?mg of risedronate once a week and(More)
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