Tian Long Wang

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Inflammation is a hallmark of several disease states ranging from neurodegeneration to sepsis but is also implicated in physiological processes like ageing. Non-resolving inflammation and prolonged neuroinflammation are unclear processes implicated in several conditions, including ageing. In this study we studied the long-term effects of endotoxemia, as(More)
All-trans retinoic acid was examined for effects on human dermal fibroblast proliferation and for effects on fibroblast production and expression of non-collagenous and collagenous components of the extracellular matrix in vitro. Fibroblast proliferation was blocked when the cells were cultured in the presence of a serum-free culture medium containing(More)
Interleukin-1 (IL-1) is a potent inhibitor of Leydig cell function. We have reported that IL-1 inhibited hCG-induced cAMP and testosterone formation. In the present study we evaluated the effect of IL-1 on Leydig cell cholesterol side-chain cleavage cytochrome P450 (P450scc) mRNA levels. P450scc is the rate-limiting enzyme for Leydig cell steroidogenesis.(More)
The current study shows that a clonal derivative of the Jurkat cell line up-regulates both the avidity and density of the alpha 6/beta 1 receptor in response to phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA). This derivative attaches to fibronectin and, to a lesser degree, laminin constitutively. Adhesion and spreading are dramatically up-regulated following(More)
Previous study has demonstrated that chronic treatment of [D-Ala2,D-Leu5] enkephalin (DADLE) induces profound down-regulation of delta opioid receptor in rat brain. We further examined whether this down-regulation of receptor was due to a decrease in the transcription of gene encoding delta-opioid receptor (DOR-1). Rats received daily i.c.v. injection of(More)
U937 cells have low levels of surface thrombospondin (TSP) under control conditions but express higher levels after treatment for 1 day with 100 nM phorbol myristate acetate (PMA). Increased surface expression is due, in part, to increased biosynthesis. Untreated U937 cells do not adhere to TSP-coated plastic culture dishes but adhere strongly to TSP after(More)
The objectives of this study were to evaluate the efficiency in treatment of lead-induced intoxication in mice with γ-PGA as chelating agent and compare with the drug (meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid). The results showed the incorporation of γ-PGA at 200 and 400 mg/kg could reduce the accumulation of lead in the liver, heart, and testis; however, the(More)
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