Hua-zhong Lu

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This study was aimed at delineating molecular pathways essential in gender-different pathogenesis of chronic kidney diseases (CKD). Renal transcripts of nuclear receptors and metabolic enzymes in male and female kidneys from 5/6 nephrectomized (Nx) rats 7 weeks post-Nx were examined using branched DNA signal amplification assay. Nx-males had marked kidney(More)
BACKGROUND Vaccination of dendritic cells (DCs) with tumor antigens is a potential strategy to induce tumor-specific immunity in tumor-bearing patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether human monocyte-derived DCs were able to present P210(Bcr-Ab1) protein and induce antigen-specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) responses in vitro after(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the inhibiting effect of classII major histocompatibility complex transactivator (CIITA) anti-sense cDNA on MHCII molecules expression. METHODS CIITA antisense cDNAs (arII1, arII2 and arII3) were obtained from Raji cell by RT-PCR, and then inserted into the pcDNA3.1B plasmid. The stable transfectants of Hela cell were tested for(More)
OBJECTIVES To construct a siRNA expression vector pBCR6 that produces siRNA against bcr/abl mRNA and detect apoptosis rate of K562 cells after pBCR6 transfection. METHODS Template sequence for siRNA was designed, synthesized and inserted into an expression vector pSilencer1.0-U6. Restriction analysis and sequencing were performed to verify the pBCR6(More)
OBJECTIVE Graft versus host disease (GVHD), a major cause of graft failure in allo-hematopoietic cell transplantation, was associated with the presence of major histocompatibility complex class II (MHCII), also called human leukocyte antigen (HLAII), on the tissues and organs of host. MHCII played a critical role in the induction of immune responses by(More)
Purpose of this study was to establish an effective method in vitro to proliferate natural killer T (NKT) cells from umbilical cord blood (UCB) and peripheral blood (PB), and to study their different phenotype. Mononuclear cells (MNC) from UCB and PB were cultured in the presence of IL-2 (100 U/ml), with or without alpha-Galcer. TCR Valpha24 Vbeta11 double(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of M1-GS RNA (M1 RNA) on bcr-abl mRNA and oncoprotein after M1 RNA with guide sequence (M1-GS RNA) targeting the oncogene was transfected into K562 cells. METHODS pAVGS4 (an eukaryocyte expression vector containing M1-GS RNA sequence) and pNAV-1 (as the control) were transfected into K562 cells by X-tremeGENE Q2. Total(More)
AIM Allo-cell transplant rejection and autoimmune responses were associated with the presence of class II major histocompatibility complex (MHC II) molecules on cells. This paper studied the effect of Ribonuclease P (RNase P) against CIITA, which was a major regulator of MHCII molecules, on repressing the expression of MHCII molecules on hepatocyte. (More)
OBJECTIVE This paper studied the effect of RNaseP against CIITA on repressing class II MHC (MHCII) expression. METHODS It was constructed that M1-RNA with guide sequences (GS), recognizing the 629 site of CIITA (M1-629-GS), by PCR from pTK117 plasmid, then was cloned into psNAV (psNAV-M1-629-GS). CIITA target gene was obtained from Raji cell by RT-PCR,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the cloning and biological activities of riboenzymes against major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II transactivator (CIITA) so as to explore the feasibility of using hammerhead riboenzyme to create immune tolerance. METHODS Three riboenzymes against MHC CIITA were synthesized and their activities were evaluated in vitro.(More)
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