Claire Q. F. Wang

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BACKGROUND Vitiligo is a common skin disorder, characterized by progressive skin de-pigmentation due to the loss of cutaneous melanocytes. The exact cause of melanocyte loss remains unclear, but a large number of observations have pointed to the important role of cellular immunity in vitiligo pathogenesis. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In this study, we(More)
Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone cancer, with a peak incidence in the early childhood. The relationship between microRNAs (miRNAs) and cancer development attracted more and more attention over the last few years. Members of the miRNA-29 family, including miRNA-29a, miRNA-29b, and miRNA-29c were shown to participate in the development of(More)
Immune suppressed organ transplant recipients suffer increased morbidity and mortality from primary cutaneous SCC. We studied tumor microenvironment in transplant-associated SCC (TSCC), immune-competent SCC and normal skin by IHC, IF and RT-PCR on surgical discard. We determined T cell polarization in TSCC and SCC by intracellular cytokine staining of T(More)
In today’s post-genome era, the goals of research are geared toward understanding of the meaning of information in sequenced DNA, namely, understanding the functional characteristics of proteins encoded by genomes of living beings. Protein array technologies, particularly miniaturized high-throughput platforms such as micro- or nano-fluidic chips that allow(More)
As a member of the basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) family of transcription factors, Bhlhe40 plays an important role in the regulation of adipogenesis, myogenesis and the development of the metabolic syndrome. In this study, we investigated the tissue expression patterns and differences of bovine Bhlhe40 gene during three developmental stages. The result(More)
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