Hongbing Tao

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BACKGROUND A vaccine for enterovirus 71 (EV71) is needed to address the high burden of disease associated with infection. We assessed the efficacy, safety, immunogenicity, antibody persistence, and immunological correlates of an inactivated alum-adjuvant EV71 vaccine. METHODS We did a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial. Healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Glucose variability is one of components of the dysglycemia in diabetes and may play an important role in development of diabetic vascular complications. The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between glycemic variability determined by a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system and the presence and severity of coronary(More)
EML4-ALK gene fusions have recently been discovered in a subset of human lung carcinomas, and fusions of the ALK tyrosine kinase gene with the NPM, TPM3, CLTC, ATIC, and TFG genes have been found in hematological malignancies. To elucidate the role of fusions between ALK and other genes in pulmonary carcinogenesis, we examined 77 non-small cell lung(More)
Trichinella spiralis infection elicits a vigorous IgE response and pronounced intestinal and splenic mastocytosis in mice. Since IgE both activates mast cells (MC) and promotes their survival in culture, we examined its role in MC responses and parasite elimination in T. spiralis-infected mice. During primary infection, wild-type but not IgE-deficient(More)
Mast cells (MCs) are centrally important in allergic inflammation of the airways, as well as in the intestinal immune response to helminth infection. A single lineage of bone marrow (BM)-derived progenitors emigrates from the circulation and matures into phenotypically distinct MCs in different tissues. Because the mechanisms of MC progenitor (MCp) homing(More)
OBJECTIVE A c. -285C >A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the promoter region of the E-cadherin (CDH1) gene, which is a tumor suppressor in gastric cancer (GC), has been shown to decrease gene transcription, but GC case-control studies of this SNP have yielded controversial results. A haplotype study in an Italian population showed that haplotypes(More)
The MUTYH gene encodes a DNA glycosylase that can initiate the base excision repair pathway and prevent G:C > T:A transversion by excising adenine mispaired with 8-hydroxyguanine. Biallelic germline mutations of MUTYH have been shown to predict familial and sporadic multiple colorectal adenomas and carcinomas, however, whether there is an association(More)
The MYH gene encodes a DNA glycosylase involved in the excision repair of adenines paired with 8-hydroxyguanines, a major component of oxidative DNA damage, and bi-allelic germline MYH mutations have been reported to predispose individuals to multiple colorectal adenomas and carcinoma. To determine whether the MYH gene is involved in gastric carcinogenesis,(More)
BACKGROUND The role of chronic hyperglycaemia as a coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factor is well-known, and the glycemic variability is still a matter of debate. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of admission glycemic excursion and hemoglobin A(1c) (HbA(1c)) with the presence and severity of CAD in patients with undiagnosed(More)
BACKGROUND Acute phase hyperglycemia has been associated with increased mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, the predictive value of glycemic excursion for adverse outcome in elderly AMI patients is not clear. The aim of this study is to investigate the prognostic value of early in-hospital glycemic excursion and hemoglobin(More)