Huan-ping Zhang

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Specific immunotherapy (SIT) is the only specific remedy for the treatment of allergic diseases currently. B cells are important immune cells in the immunity. The role of B cells in immune regulatory activities has not been fully understood yet. This study aims to elucidate the role of the thrombospondin (TSP)1-producing B cells in the immune regulatory(More)
Restoration of the antigen (Ag)-specific immune tolerance in an allergic environment is refractory. B cells are involved in immune regulation. Whether B cells facilitate the generation of Ag-specific immune tolerance in an allergic environment requires further investigation. This paper aims to elucidate the mechanism by which B cells restore the Ag-specific(More)
OBJECTIVE The dysfunction of immune regulation plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of a number of chronic inflammatory disorders, such as IBD. A close relationship between psychological stress and intestinal inflammation has been noted; the underlying mechanism remains elusive. This study aims to elucidate a pathological pathway between psychological(More)
The initiation mechanism of IgE expression has not been fully understood. Flagellin (FGN) is an important microbial factor in the regulation of immune responses in the intestine. This study tests a hypothesis that FGN plays a crucial role in the isotype switching of IgE in B cells and the initiation of food allergy. In this study, the expression of IgE in B(More)
The pathogenesis of some chronic inflammation such as inflammatory bowel disease is unclear. Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF1) has active immune regulatory capability. This study aims to investigate into the mechanism by which IGF1 modulates the monocyte (Mo) properties to inhibit immune inflammation in the intestine. In this study, the production of IGF1(More)
Accumulating evidence suggests a direct role for cigarette smoke in pulmonary vascular remodeling, which contributes to the development of pulmonary hypertension. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying this process remain poorly understood. Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is a potential mitogen and chemoattractant implicated in several(More)
TIM4 (T cell immunoglobulin mucin domain molecule-4) plays a critical role in the initiation of skewed T helper (Th) 2 polarization. The factors regulating TIM4 expression are unclear. This study tests a hypothesis that p300 and STAT6 (signal transducer and activator transcription-6) regulates TIM4 expression in dendritic cells (DC). In this study, a food(More)
The expressions of β1,3-N-acetylglucosamonyltransferase-2 and -8 (β3GnT-2, β3GnT-8),—the two main glycosyltransferases responsible for the synthesis of poly-N-acetyllactosamine (polyLacNAc) in glycans, and β3GnT-5 participating in the syntheses of sphingoglycolipids were studied in leukemia cell lines during differentiation using RT-PCR method. β3GnT-2 and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of protein kinase C (PKC)-nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kappaB) signal transduction pathway on proliferation and expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (HPASMCs). METHODS Cultured HPASMCs in normoxia or hypoxia conditions were divided into three groups and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the expression changes of protein kinase C (PKC) and nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappaB) in lung tissue of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS The lung tissues obtained from 15 patients (A group) without COPD and 15 patients (B group) with COPD matched with A group in age and sex undergoing(More)