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OBJECTIVES Behçet's disease (BD) may be triggered by infectious agents in genetically susceptible persons. Human β-defensin 2 is an inducible antimicrobial peptide, the level of which can be influenced by copy number (CN) of the DEFB4. We investigated the relationship between copy number variation (CNV) of DEFB4 and BD. METHODS One hundred and(More)
An accurate measurement of the immune status in patients with immune system disorders is critical in evaluating the stage of diseases and tailoring drug treatments. The functional cellular immunity test is a promising method to establish the diagnosis of immune dysfunctions. The conventional functional cellular immunity test involves measurements of the(More)
© 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201200378 W. Chen[+], N.-T. Huang,[+] B. Oh, Prof. K. Kurabayashi, Prof. J. Fu Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA E-mail: katsuo@umich.edu ; jpfu@umich.edu Prof. J. Fu Department of Biomedical Engineering University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI(More)
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