Wing-Ping Deng

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Wnts were previously shown to regulate the neurogenesis of neural stem or progenitor cells. Here, we explored the underlying molecular mechanisms through which Wnt signaling regulates neurotrophins (NTs) in the NT-induced neuronal differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). NTs can increase the expression of Wnt1 and Wnt7a in hMSCs. However,(More)
The ability of T cell-derived cytokines to induce the expression of the nitric oxide synthase (NOS) gene in murine peritoneal macrophages was examined. IL-2 or TNF-alpha alone had no effect either on gene expression or enzyme activity, whereas IFN-gamma had only modest activity. When IL-2 or TNF-alpha were used in combination with IFN-gamma, there was a(More)
The mechanisms involved in negative regulation of IFN-gamma-induced IP-10 mRNA expression by IL-4 have been examined in an immortalized murine macrophage cell line (ANA-1). As in primary peritoneal macrophages, IL-4 selectively inhibits the production of IP-10 mRNA by IFN-gamma-treated ANA-1 cells. Expression of another IFN-gamma-inducible gene (D3) was not(More)
Induction of gene expression in cytokine-treated cells involves the protein tyrosine kinase-dependent activation of members of the STAT family of transcription factors. To determine if lipopolysaccharide (LPS) might activate one or more STAT factors, nuclear extracts from LPS-treated RAW264.7 macrophages were assayed for STAT-like DNA binding activity using(More)
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