2 articles published in JoVE
In Vitro and In Vivo Models to Study Corneal Endothelial-mesenchymal Transition Wei-Ting Ho1,2, Chien-Chia Su3, Jung-Shen Chang3, Shu-Wen Chang1, Fung-Rong Hu3, Tzuu-Shuh Jou2,4, I-Jong Wang3,4 1Department of Ophthalmology, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, 2Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Taiwan University, 3Department of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan University Hospital, 4College of Medicine, National Taiwan University A primary culture of bovine corneal endothelial cells was used to investigate the mechanism of corneal endothelial-mesenchymal transition. Furthermore, a rat corneal endothelium cryoinjury model was used to demonstrate corneal endothelial-mesenchymal transition in vivo.
HLA-Ig Based Artificial Antigen Presenting Cells for Efficient ex vivo Expansion of Human CTL Yen-Ling Chiu1,2, Jonathan P. Schneck3,4, Mathias Oelke3,4 1Immunology Graduate Program, Johns Hopkins University, 2Department of Internal Medicine, Far-Eastern Memorial Hospital, 3Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University, 4Institute of Cell Engineering, Johns Hopkins University A new DC independent method for induction and expansion of antigen-specific T cells is described. HLA A2-Ig based artificial Antigen Presenting Cells (aAPC) are loaded with HLA-A2 restricted peptides to efficiently expand CTL of diverse antigen specificity. This technology holds great potential for CTL-based adoptive immunotherapy.