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FADD (also known as Mort-1) is a signal transducer downstream of cell death receptor CD95 (also called Fas). CD95, tumor necrosis factor receptor type 1 (TNFR-1), and death receptor 3 (DR3) did not induce apoptosis in FADD-deficient embryonic fibroblasts, whereas DR4, oncogenes E1A and c-myc, and chemotherapeutic agent adriamycin did. Mice with a deletion(More)
TNF receptor 1 (TNFR1) can trigger opposing responses within the same cell: a prosurvival response or a cell-death pathway [1, 2]. Cell survival requires NF-kappaB-mediated transcription of prosurvival genes [3-9]; apoptosis occurs if NF-kappaB signaling is blocked [5, 7-9]. Hence, activation of NF-kappaB acts as a cell-death switch during TNF signaling.(More)
The serine/threonine kinase protein kinase B (PKB)/Akt mediates cell survival in a variety of systems. We have generated transgenic mice expressing a constitutively active form of PKB (gag-PKB) to examine the effects of PKB activity on T lymphocyte survival. Thymocytes and mature T cells overexpressing gag-PKB displayed increased active PKB, enhanced(More)
We present a novel image acquisition technique for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) that enables manual lateral scanning. The technique compensates for the variability in lateral scan velocity based on feedback obtained from correlation between consecutive A-scans. Results obtained from phantom samples and biological tissues demonstrate successful(More)
4-1BB ligand (4-1BBL) is a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) family expressed on activated antigen-presenting cells. Its receptor, 4-1BB, is a member of the TNF receptor family expressed on activated CD4 and CD8 T cells. We have produced a soluble form of 4-1BBL using the baculovirus expression system. When coimmobilized on plastic with anti-CD3,(More)
Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factors (TRAFs) are adaptor proteins important in mediating intracellular signaling. We report here that targeted deletion of traf6 greatly increases the frequency of failure of neural tube closure and exencephaly in traf6 (-/-) mice. The penetrance of this defect is influenced by genetic background. Neural tube(More)
Cholinergic transmission through muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (mAChRs) plays a key role in cortical oscillations. Although fast-spiking (FS), parvalbumin-expressing basket cells (BCs) are proposed to be the cellular substrates of gamma oscillations, previous studies reported that FS nonpyramidal cells in neocortical areas are unresponsive to(More)
A categorized particle swarm optimization for object tracking. reliability redundancy allocation problems with orthogonal simplified swarm optimization. (2014). A wrapper-based combined recursive orthogonal array and support vector machine for classification and feature selection. (2014). Forecasting wind power in the Mai Liao Wind Farm based on the(More)
research interests include network reliability theory, graph theory, deadlock problem, and scheduling. Dr. Yeh is a member of IEEE and INFORMS and has received awards for his research achievement from the National Science Council. Penalty guided bees search for redundancy allocation problems with a mix of components in series-parallel systems, "