Wen-Hsien Liu

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Deltex is known as a Notch signal mediator, but its physiological action mechanism is poorly understood. Here we identified a new regulatory role of Deltex in T-cell activation. Deltex expression was constitutive in resting T cells and was reduced upon T-cell receptor (TCR)-stimulated activation. The biological role of Deltex is supported by the enhanced(More)
Follicular helper T cells (T(FH) cells) provide critical help to B cells during humoral immune responses. Here we report that mice with T cell-specific deletion of the miR-17∼92 family of microRNAs (miRNAs) had substantially compromised T(FH) differentiation, germinal-center formation and antibody responses and failed to control chronic viral infection.(More)
The physiological activity of Notch is a function of its ability to increase survival in many cell types. Several pathways have been shown to contribute to the survival effect of Notch, but the exact mechanism of Notch action is not completely understood. Here we identified that the regulation of cell survival by Notch intracellular domain could partly be(More)
The generation of T cell anergy is associated with upregulation of ubiquitin E3 ligases including Casitas B-lineage lymphoma (Cbl-b), Itch, gene related to anergy in lymphocyte, and deltex1 (DTX1). These E3 ligases attenuate T cell activation by targeting to signaling molecules. For example, Cbl-b and Itch promote the degradation of protein kinase Cθ (PKCθ)(More)
Application of regulatory T cells (Tregs) in transplantation, autoimmunity and allergy has been extensively explored, but how Foxp3 and Treg stability is regulated in vivo is incompletely understood. Here, we identify a requirement for Deltex1 (DTX1), a contributor to T-cell anergy and Foxp3 protein level maintenance in vivo. Dtx1(-/-) Tregs are as(More)
MicroRNA (miRNA) deficiency impairs the generation of T follicular helper (Tfh) cells, but the contribution of individual miRNAs to this phenotype remains poorly understood. In this study, we performed deep sequencing analysis of miRNAs expressed in Tfh cells and identified a five-miRNA signature. Analyses of mutant mice deficient of these miRNAs revealed(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are thought to exert their functions by modulating the expression of hundreds of target genes and each to a small degree, but it remains unclear how small changes in hundreds of target genes are translated into the specific function of a miRNA. Here, we conducted an integrated analysis of transcriptome and translatome of primary B cells(More)
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