Woosin Chung

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The expression of TLRs on epithelial cells provides a first line of defense against invading pathogens. We investigated the regulated expression and function of TLR5 and TLR9 on human keratinocytes, because we found by immunohistochemistry that these TLRs are expressed in distinct layers of the epidermis. We found that TGF-alpha, a growth and(More)
Bacterial lipopeptides (bLPs) are increasingly used as adjuvants to activate cell-mediated immune responses to foreign Ags. To explore mechanisms whereby bLPs adjuvant T cell responses, we stimulated human PBMCs with bLPs. We found that bLPs stimulate T cells to proliferate and produce IFN-gamma in an accessory cell-dependent manner and in the absence of(More)
The repertoires of CD1- and MHC-restricted T cells are complementary, permitting the immune recognition of both lipid and peptide Ags, respectively. To compare the breadth of the CD1-restricted and MHC-restricted T cell repertoires, we evaluated T cell responses against lipid and peptide Ags of mycobacteria in leprosy, comparing tuberculoid patients, who(More)
The experiments described further define the suppressor T cell pathway in the S1509a tumor system. We demonstrated previously that S1509a-induced Ts1, TsF1, and Ts2 specifically suppress in vivo Ly1+2- T cell-dependent responses to S1509a and that Ts1 suppress in vivo Ly-1+2- T cell-mediated proliferative responses to S1509a. We have now shown that in vivo(More)
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