Shangming Zhang

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Signal transducer and activator of transcription (Stat)4 is a signaling molecule required for normal responses to interleukin-12 (IL-12) and is critically involved in inflammatory responses. We have isolated an alternatively spliced isoform of Stat4, termed Stat4beta, which lacks 44 amino acids at the C-terminus, encompassing the putative transcriptional(More)
Regulation of hematopoietic progenitor cell homeostasis is crucial for maintenance of innate immunity and the ability of the body to respond to injury and infection. In this report, we demonstrate that progenitor cell numbers and cycling status in vivo are dramatically increased in mice deficient in Stat6 and decreased in mice deficient in Stat4, targeted(More)
STAT4 (signal transducer and activator of transcription-4) mediates biological effects in response to interleukin-12 (IL-12). STAT4 has multiple domains that have distinct functions in signaling and gene activation. To characterize the role of the STAT4 N-terminal domain in mediating STAT4 biological function, we have generated STAT4-deficient transgenic(More)
Neonatal tolerance to specific Ag is achieved by nonimmunogenic exposure within the first day of life. The mechanism that regulates this tolerance may provide the basis for successful organ transplantation and has recently been thought to be immune deviation from the inflammatory Th1 response to a Th2 response. To test the importance of Th2 cells in the(More)
Lentiviral vectors derived from the human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) have a higher propensity to transduce nondividing cells compared to vectors based on oncoretroviruses. We report here that genistein, a previously known protein tyrosine kinase (PTK) inhibitor and G2 cell cycle arrest inducer, significantly enhanced lentiviral transduction in a(More)
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