Xingwen Dong

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T helper type 17 (Th17) cells play an important pathogenic function in autoimmune diseases; their regulation, however, is not well understood. We show that the expression of a tumor necrosis factor receptor family member, death receptor 3 (DR3; also known as TNFRSF25), is selectively elevated in Th17 cells, and that TL1A, its cognate ligand, can promote the(More)
The nonhomologous end-joining pathway is the principal mechanism for repair of ionizing radiation-induced, double-strand breaks in mammalian cells. Three polypeptides in this pathway, including the two subunits of Ku protein and the catalytic subunit of the DNA-dependent protein kinase, are known targets of autoantibodies in systemic rheumatic diseases.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) superfamily members have attracted attention as new therapeutic targets for treating inflammatory disease. TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK) is a unique, multifunctional TNF family cytokine that signals through its receptor, fibroblast growth factor-inducible molecule 14 (Fn14). The role of this(More)
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