Bao-qing Sun

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BACKGROUND Cockroaches are an important indoor allergen source causing allergic rhinitis and asthma. The aim of this study was to investigate the cockroach prevalence in mainland of China and the cross-reactivity of IgE between cockroach and house dust mite allergen in Chinese patients. METHODS The cockroach sensitization pattern was based on a skin prick(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure Derp1 and Blot5 allergen levels in asthmatics' homes in Hongkong. METHODS Seventy houses were enrolled for a mite indoor environment study. Dust samples were obtained from two sites of each patients' house: bed and floor. Derp1 and Blot5 levels were quantified by a two-site monoclonal antibody-based ELISA technique. RESULTS The(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the spectrum and frequency of causes for chronic cough in Chinese patients. METHODS 86 patients with chronic cough were enrolled in the study. The diagnostic procedure was based on the anatomical protocol for diagnosing chronic cough designed by Irwin, and additional cytological assay was performed for sputum induced by hypertonic(More)
BACKGROUND House dust mites (HDMs) are the major sources of indoor allergens which induce asthma, dermatitis, rhinitis, and some other allergic diseases. Close to 30 sub-allergens have been identified. METHODS Through analyzing the full genome sequence of dust mite, a new allergen whose primary structure belongs to the heat shock protein family was(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the inhibitory effect of the antibodies against midgut-protein-ingredient of Anopheles stephensi on the oocysts of Plasmodium yoelii. METHODS Female An. stephensi mosquitoes raised in laboratory were dissected and the midguts were collected. Eight BALB/c mice were immunized using midgut-protein (100 microg/mouse, 4 times with an(More)
The usage of strong cation exchange (SCX) chromatography in proteomics is limited by its poor resolution and nonspecific hydrophobic interactions with peptides, which lead to peptide overlap across fractions and change of peptide retention, respectively. The application of high concentration of salt (up to 1000 mM) in SCX also restricted its use in online(More)
BACKGROUND Although the number of studies on allergic diseases in the general population of southern China is increasing, only a few have addressed food allergy (FA) in children in this region. The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence, clinical manifestations, spectrum of allergens, and related risk factors of FA in preschool children in(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical features and airway inflammation in eosinophilic bronchitis (EB) and the treatment outcomes. METHODS Irwin's anatomic protocol for diagnosing chronic cough was used in 86 patients with chronic cough, and induced sputum by hypertonic saline aerosol inhalation was performed. Differential cell counts were performed in induced(More)
BACKGROUND Budesonide at 800 μg/d is generally suggested for treatment of nonasthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis (NAEB). In asthma, adjunctive therapy with montelukast has been shown to confer addictive anti-inflammatory effects to inhaled corticosteroid (ICS). However, whether such effects could be extrapolated to NAEB is not known. OBJECTIVES To study the(More)