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Both regulatory T cells and regulatory natural killer (NK) cells may play essential roles in the maintenance of pregnancy. In this study, we show that a significantly high percentage of spontaneous embryo loss was observed in both allogeneic and syngeneic pregnant non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice. The percentage of embryo loss in allogeneic pregnant mice was(More)
BACKGROUND Reactivation of latent human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a frequent complication following allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Evaluation of the quantity and function of HCMV-specific CD8+ T-cell responses after HSCT may play a crucial role in the prevention of HCMV reactivation. OBJECTIVES To investigate the mechanism of(More)
We investigated the effectiveness of ligustrazine (tetramethylpyrazine, TMP) in alleviating pulmonary damage induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Twenty-four healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups: the blank group, LPS group, and TMP treatment group (TMP group). The LPS group was intraperitoneally injected with LPS(More)
BACKGROUND Viral infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The effect of herpesvirus infections in human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)-seropositive (IgG-positive/IgM-negative) HSCT recipients remains poorly understood. The risk factors associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), HCMV, and human(More)
BACKGROUND The objective was to study the level of monocyte-human leukocyte antigen-DR (mHLA-DR), an immune function-related biomarker, at 24 h after admission, to predict the outcomes of subjects with severe pneumonia. METHODS Subjects with severe community-acquired pneumonia (n = 102) were included in the study. Blood samples were collected from each(More)
T-cell responses directed against human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) glycoprotein B (gB) contribute to protective immunity against HCMV infection in both animal models and humans. However, the gB-specific human CD8(+) T cell responses remain poorly understood. gB antigen-specific CD8(+) T cells were stained with seven major histocompatibility complex(More)
Non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice exhibit impaired fertility and decreased litter size when compared to wild type (WT) mice. However, it is unclear why allogeneic pregnant NOD mice are prone to spontaneous embryo loss. Herein, two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) and mass spectrometry (MS) were used to detect differentially expressed proteins in the(More)
In this work, an enzymatic route for synthesizing phytosteryl lipoate was successfully set up for the first time. The structure of final product phytosteryl lipoate was determined by Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR), Mass Spectrometry (MS) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). The maximum conversion of 71.2% was achieved when the following conditions were(More)
In the present study, clonal amplifications of T-cell receptor β variable (TCR BV) linked to human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection were detected in recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT), and certain relationships between them were identified. Furthermore, the relationship between TCR BV sequences and HCMV infections was(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quality between manual CPR and miniaturized chest compressor (MCC) CPR. To improve CPR quality through evaluating the quality of our clinical work of resuscitation by real-time video recording system. METHODS The study was a retrospective observational study of adult patients who experienced CPR at(More)
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