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The immunosuppressant rapamycin represses human immunodeficiency virus type 1 replication

The immunosuppressive macrolide rapamycin is used in humans to prevent graft rejection. This drug acts by selectively repressing the translation of proteins that are encoded by an mRNA bearing a 5'-polypyrimidine tract (e.g., ribosomal proteins,...
Authors: Roy J, Paquette JS, Fortin JF and Tremblay MJ

FAS (CD95) mutations are rare in gastric MALT lymphoma but occur more frequently in primary gastric diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

A loss of FAS (CD95) function has been proposed to constitute an important step in early mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma development and FAS mutations have been recognized in malignant lymphomas, in particular at extranodal sites....
Authors: Wohlfart S, Sebinger D, Gruber P, Buch J, Polgar D, Krupitza G, Rosner M, Hengstschlager M, Raderer...

Fas-associated Factor 1, FAF1, is a member of fas death-inducing signaling complex

FAF1 has been introduced as a Fas-binding protein. However, the function of FAF1 in apoptotic execution is not established. Based on the fact that FAF1 is a Fas-binding protein, we asked if FAF1 interacted with other members of the Fas-death-inducing...
Authors: Ryu SW, Lee SJ, Park MY, Jun JI, Jung YK and Kim E

Bucillamine induces the synthesis of vascular endothelial growth factor dose-dependently in systemic sclerosis fibroblasts via nuclear factor-B and simian virus 40 promoter factor 1 pathways

The pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis (SSc) is characterized by activation of the immune system, impaired angiogenesis, and activated dermal fibroblasts. The effects of the immunosuppressive agent bucillamine (SA 96) on fibroblasts and angiogenic...
Authors: Distler JHW, Hagen C, Hirth A, Muller-Ladner U, Lorenz HM, del Rosso A, Michel BA, Gay RE, Nanagara...

Endothelial cells stimulate T cell NFAT nuclear translocation in the presence of cyclosporin A: involvement of the wnt/glycogen synthase kinase-3beta pathway

T cells resistant to the immunosuppressive drug cyclosporin A (CsA) may be important mediators of chronic graft rejection. We previously reported that T cells activated in the presence of endothelial cells (EC) develop resistance to CsA, and initiate...
Authors: Salazar Murphy LL and Hughes CCW

CD28 engagement promotes actin polymerization through the activation of the small Rho GTPase Cdc42 in human T cells

Engagement of the costimulatory molecule CD28 is an important step in the optimal activation of T cells. Nevertheless, the specific role of CD28 in the formation of the immunological synapse and cytoskeletal changes that occur upon TCR/CD3 complex...
Authors: Salazar-Fontana LI, Barr V, Samelson LE and Bierer BE

Toll-like receptor signaling alters the expression of regulator of g protein signaling proteins in dendritic cells: implications for g protein-coupled receptor signaling

Conserved structural motifs on pathogens trigger pattern recognition receptors present on APCs such as dendritic cells (DCs). An important class of such receptors is the Toll-like receptors (TLRs). TLR signaling triggers a cascade of events in DCs...
Authors: Shi GX, Harrison K, Han SB, Moratz C and Kehrl JH

Crucial role of DNA methylation in determination of clonally distributed killer cell Ig-like receptor expression patterns in NK cells

Human NK cells are characterized by the expression of surface receptors of the killer cell Ig-like receptor (KIR) family, which are involved in the specific recognition of pathogenic target cells. Each NK cell expresses and maintains an individual...
Authors: Santourlidis S, Trompeter HI, Weinhold S, Eisermann, Meyer KL, Wernet P and Uhrberg M

Cutting Edge: TGF-beta Induces a Regulatory Phenotype in CD4(+)CD25(-) T Cells through Foxp3 Induction and Down-Regulation of Smad7

CD4(+)CD25(+) regulatory cells are a subpopulation of T lymphocytes of thymic origin. However, recent data suggest an alternative commitment of regulatory T cells in the periphery, although the precise mechanism is unknown. In the present work, we...
Authors: Fantini MC, Becker C, Monteleone G, Pallone F, Galle PR and Neurath MF

T1alpha/podoplanin deficiency disrupts normal lymphatic vasculature formation and causes lymphedema

Within the vascular system, the mucin-type transmembrane glycoprotein T1alpha/podoplanin is predominantly expressed by lymphatic endothelium, and recent studies have shown that it is regulated by the lymphatic-specific homeobox gene Prox1. In this...
Authors: Schacht V, Ramirez MI, Hong YK, Hirakawa S, Feng D, Harvey N, Williams M, Dvorak AM, Dvorak HF,...
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