Wanlin Xia

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Activated macrophages participate in inflammation by eliminating foreign cells, promoting wound healing, and modulating the immune response. A murine monoclonal antibody, designated anti-rat macrophage activator (RMA), was raised against alveolar macrophages (AM) activated with interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) and phorbol myristate acetate (PMA). The RMA(More)
Dendritic cells are specifically adapted to provide accessory signals for the growth of T lymphocytes. Ia+ dendritic cells are present within the normal lung; however, little is known concerning their regulation in vivo. Interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) is a proinflammatory lymphokine that augments the expression of Ia antigens and promotes the accessory(More)
In earlier studies, we had determined that class II (Ia) major histocompatibility complex (MHC) antigen expression in the normal rat lung was limited to dendritic cells and type II alveolar cells. In order to characterize the Ia+ pulmonary dendritic cells of the lung parenchyma, Lewis rat lungs were dissected free of their major airways, enzymatically(More)
The effects of intraperitoneal injections of recombinant interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1; 250,000 U/day), interleukin-2 (IL-2; 50,000 units/day), interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma; 50,000 U/day) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF; 100,000 U/day), on the biodistribution of concanavalin A (Con A)-activated, indium-111-labeled lymphocytes were evaluated in BALB/c mice.(More)
Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH, pGlu-His-Pro-amide) is an important tripeptide existing in biological systems at low concentrations. It is a fairly hydrophilic peptide, cationic in acidic solutions. Preconcentration online before reversed phase chromatography separation can enhance concentration detection limits of hydrophobic, but not hydrophilic(More)
S-sulfo-cysteine (SSC) is an agonist of glutamate receptors which could be involved in cysteine-induced neurotoxicity. Here we analyzed SSC by HPLC and demonstrated that the concentration of SSC in cortex of cysteine-injected rats increased to 1.4 microM, about four times the value of control rats. The neurotoxic effect of SSC was evaluated in slice(More)
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