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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is one of the major causes of chronic liver inflammation. Tim-3 acts as a negative regulatory molecule and plays a critical role in immune tolerance. In the current study, we investigated Tim-3 expression on peripheral monocytes and CD3+CD16/CD56+ natural killer like T (NKT-like) cells in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients.(More)
Nanoparticles are now emerging as a novel class of autophagy activators. Functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes (f-SWCNTs) are valuable nanomaterials in many industries. This article is designed to assess the autophagic response for f-SWCNTs exposure in vitro and in vivo. A few types of f-SWCNTs were screened in human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinicopathologic features, immunophenotype, differential diagnosis and prognosis of non-keratinizing carcinoma of nasal cavity and paranasal sinus. METHODS Four hundred and forty-one cases of squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal cavity and sinuses diagnosed in Beijing Tongren Hospital from January 2008 to August 2015 were included.(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate the accuracy and adequacy of the Pipelle endometrial sampler for endometrial biopsy as compared with those of conventional dilatation and curettage (D&C). A total of 245 patients subject to endometrial biopsy were included in this study. We have shown that the failure rates with D&C and Pipelle were 7.75% and 8.98%,(More)
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