Zhan-Ping Chang

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Adeno-associated virus vector plasmid carrying the expression cassette of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), pAAV-BDNF, was constructed and packaged into recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV-BDNF). The rAAV-BDNF was intravitreally injected into streptzotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic Sprague–Dawley (SD) Rats. Data showed that over-expression of BDNF(More)
Fibronectin (Fn) fragments have recently been shown to stimulate tumor necrosis factor (TNF) secretion by human monocytes. In this study, we investigated the signal transduction mechanisms involved in Fn-induced TNF secretion. Treatment of human monocytes with Fn120, a chymotryptic cell-binding fragment of plasma Fn, failed to cause a detectable rise in(More)
Effects of human fibroblast (beta) or leukocyte (alpha) interferon (IFN) on differentiations of a human histiocytic lymphoma-derived cell line (U937) or promyelocytic leukemia-derived cell line (HL-60) were studied. When cultured with beta-IFN (400-1,000 U/ml), U937 cells showed gross morphologic and microscopic changes consisting of clumping, increased(More)
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