Sheng Wen Song

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INTRODUCTION The production of antimicrobial peptides by airway epithelial cells is an important component of the innate immune response to pulmonary infection and inflammation. Hepcidin is a β-defensin-like antimicrobial peptide and acts as a principal iron regulatory hormone. Hepcidin is mostly produced by hepatocytes, but is also expressed by other(More)
Preparations of radioactive lysosomes were obtained from mouse kidney after injection of radioactive iodine-labeled bovine ribonuclease. Stability of these lysosomes in various media was estimated from measurements of proteolytic activity towards the ribonuclease, and of ribonuclease retention in particles. The lysosomes were stable at 37 degrees C in(More)
Autologous peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL), activated in a mixed cell reaction when co-cultured with purified rabbit lacrimal epithelial cells, are known to induce a Sjögren's-like autoimmune dacryoadenitis and keratoconjunctivitis when injected directly back into the donor animal's inferior lacrimal gland (LG). This study shows that autoreactive(More)
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