Shie Liang Hsieh

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LIGHT is a recently identified member of the TNF superfamily and its receptors, herpesvirus entry mediator and lymphotoxin beta receptor, are found in T cells and stromal cells. In this study, we demonstrate that LIGHT is selectively expressed on immature dendritic cells (DCs) generated from human PBMCs. In contrast, LIGHT is not detectable in DCs either(More)
LIGHT is a new member of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) cytokine family derived from an activated T cell cDNA library. LIGHT mRNA is highly expressed in splenocytes, activated PBL, CD8(+) tumor infiltrating lymphocytes, granulocytes, and monocytes but not in the thymus and the tumor cells examined. Introduction of LIGHT cDNA into MDA-MB-231 human breast(More)
We have explored the regulatory roles played by Ca2+-dependent signaling on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), and interleukin-6 (IL-6) release in mouse peritoneal macrophages. To elevate intracellular Ca2+, we used thapsigargin (TG) and UTP. Although LPS alone cannot(More)
Activation of lymphotoxin-beta receptor (LT-betaR) by conjugation with heterotrimeric lymphotoxin, LT-alpha1/beta2, or by cross-linking with anti-LT-betaR antibodies can trigger apoptosis. We have observed that overexpression of either LT-betaR or the cytoplasmic domain of LT-betaR (LT-betaR(CD)) also induces apoptosis, which may be attributed to the(More)
Stearoyl-CoA desaturase (EC is a key enzyme in the biosynthesis of polyunsaturated fatty acids and the maintenance of the homeoviscous fluidity of biological membranes. The stearoyl-CoA desaturase cDNA in milkfish (Chanos chanos) was cloned by RT-PCR and RACE, and it was compared with the stearoyl-CoA desaturase in cold-tolerant teleosts, common(More)
We have previously described multiallelic restriction fragment length polymorphisms of the C2 gene, suggesting the presence of a variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) locus. We report here the cloning and sequencing of the polymorphic fragments from the two most common alleles of the gene, a and b. The results confirm the presence of a VNTR locus(More)
Desaturation of fatty acids is an important adaptation mechanism for fish to maintain membrane fluidity under thermal stress. To comprehend the temperature adaptation mechanism in fish, we investigated the difference in the changes of stearoyl-CoA desaturase expression and fatty acid composition between milkfish and grass carp under cold acclimation. We(More)
LIGHT is a member of the tumor necrosis factor superfamily and is the ligand for LT-betaR, HVEM, and decoy receptor 3. LIGHT has a cytotoxic effect, which is further enhanced by the presence of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma). Although LIGHT/IFN-gamma can activate caspase activity, neither benzyloxycarbonyl-Asp-Glu-Val-Asp-fluoromethylketone nor(More)
TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL, also called Apo2L), a novel member of TNF superfamily, induces apoptosis in transformed cell lines of diverse origin. TRAIL is expressed in most of the cells, and the expression is up-regulated in activated T cells. Four receptors for TRAIL have been identified, and there is complex interplay between TRAIL and(More)
The idiotypic determinant (Id) of the immunoglobulin expressed by a B-cell malignancy can serve as an effective tumor-specific antigen but is only weakly immunogenic. This study demonstrates that the immunogenicity of the tumor Id protein can be dramatically increased by directing it to antigen-presenting cells (APCs). Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4(More)