Po-Lin Huang

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Hypotension and shock observed in sepsis, SIRS, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) or cytokine-based cancer treatment are the consequence of excessive nitric oxide (NO) production and subsequent soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC)-mediated vascular smooth muscle relaxation. We demonstrate here that, while NO synthase (NOS) inhibitors exacerbated toxicity,(More)
The development of invariant NKT (iNKT) cells depends on the thymus. After positive selection by CD4(+)CD8(+)CD1d(+) cortical thymocytes, iNKT cells proceed from CD44(low)NK1.1(-) (stage 1) to CD44(high)NK1.1(-) (stage 2), and then to CD44(high)NK1.1(+) (stage 3) cells. The programming of cytokine production occurs along the three differentiation stages,(More)
NK cell development and homeostasis require IL-15 produced by both hematopoietic and parenchymal cells. Certain hematopoietic IL-15 sources, such as macrophages and dendritic cells, are known, whereas the source of parenchymal IL-15 remains elusive. Using two types of adipocyte-specific Il15(-/-) mice, we identified adipocytes as a parenchymal IL-15 source(More)
Interleukin 15 (IL-15) is thought to be abundant in the skeletal muscle under steady state conditions based on RNA expression; however, the IL-15 RNA level may not reflect the protein level due to post-transcriptional regulation. Although exogenous protein treatment and overexpression studies indicated IL-15 functions in the skeletal muscle, how the(More)
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