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Previous treatment of mucopolysaccharidosis type VII mice (Sly syndrome) with AAV vectors has resulted in increased levels of beta-glucuronidase (GUS) enzyme in some tissues with reduction of glycosaminoglycan storage granules and improved health. By adding coding sequences for secretion (Igkappa) and uptake (HIV-1 TAT) signals to the GUS gene delivered by(More)
NKT cells are the prominent manipulator in asthma development. Asthmatic NKT cells migrate from thymus, spleen, liver and bone marrow into blood vessels, and then concentrate in airway bronchi mucosa. This recruitment is dependent on high expression of CCR9 and engagement of CCL25/CCR9. NKT cells promote asthma in two different pathways. One is an indirect(More)
Interacting with T cells, cytokine-producing B cells play a critical protective role in autoimmune diseases. However, the interaction between malignant B and T cells remains to be fully elucidated. In a previous study, we have reported that ligation of CCL19-CCR7 and CXCL13-CXCR5 activates paternally expressed gene 10 (PEG10), resulting in an enhancement of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to investigate the clinical performance of three-dimensional (3D) fast-recovery fast spin-echo (FRFSE) magnetic resonance dacryocystography (MRD) with topical administration of sterile saline solution for the assessment of the lacrimal drainage system (LDS). METHODS A total of 13 healthy volunteers underwent both 3D-FRFSE MRD and(More)
The underlying mechanism of the protective and suppressive role of NKT cells in human tumor immunosurveillance remains to be fully elucidated. We show that the frequencies of CD8(+) NKT cells in patients with EBV-associated Hodgkin's lymphoma or nasopharyngeal carcinoma are significantly lower than those in healthy EBV carriers. These CD8(+) NKT cells in(More)
The source of IgA and the mechanism for deposition of IgA in the mesangium remain unknown for primary IgA nephropathy. Because CD19(+)CD5(+) B cells are important producers of IgA and contribute to several autoimmune diseases, they may play an important role in IgA nephropathy. In this study, flow cytometry, quantitative PCR, and confocal microscopy were(More)
PURPOSE To assess the diagnostic value of T2 star-weighted angiography (SWAN) sequence for diffuse axonal injury (DAI) by virtue of correlation analysis between the number, volume and regional distribution of haemorrhagic lesions determined with SWAN sequence and clinical variables. METHODS Twenty-eight DAI patients were included in our study and were(More)
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