Jiang-yong Wang

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Red-spotted grouper nervous necrosis virus (RGNNV) causes high mortality in marine fish larvae cultured in China. To control better an outbreak of this virus, a rapid, specific and sensitive detection method based on loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) was developed. A set of four primers, two outer and two inner, was designed from RGNNV genome(More)
OBJECTIVES A revised uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) is reported for reducing the surgical complications without compromising the response. METHODS AND MATERIALS A new method of performing UPPP was designed, in which the uvula is preserved, but a larger portion of the soft palate is removed. This new procedure is called the 'revised UPPP with uvula(More)
The chemokines regulate immune cell migration under inflammatory and physiological conditions. We investigated a CC chemokine gene (RcCC1) from cobia (Rachycentron canadum). The full-length RcCC1 cDNA is comprised 673 nucleotides and encodes a four-cysteine arrangement 99-amino-acid protein typical of known CC chemokines. The genomic DNA of RcCC1 consists(More)
An epizootic occurred among cultured golden pompano (Trachinotus ovatus); it involved mass mortality on fish farms in Linshui in Hainan province, China, in 2008. Diseased fish exhibited no obvious clinical signs, but pathological studies showed that nodules were scattered over the spleen and kidney. To investigate the nature of the pathogen, we studied the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationships between anatomical changes and treatment outcomes after velopharyngeal surgery in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients with small tonsils (grade 0-2 on the Brodsky scale). STUDY DESIGN Case series with planned data collection. SETTING University medical center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Thirty-six OSA patients with(More)
Hemocyanins are responsible for transporting O2 in the arthropod and molluscan hemolymph. Haliotis diversicolor molluscan hemocyanin isoform 1 (HdH1) is an 8 MDa oligomer. Each subunit is made up of eight functional units (FUs). Each FU contains two Cu ions, which can reversibly bind an oxygen molecule. Here, we report a 4.5 A° cryo-EM structure of HdH1.(More)
Hemocyanins (Hcs) of arthropods and mollusks function not only as oxygen transporters, but also as phenoloxidases (POs). In invertebrates, PO is an important component in the innate immune cascade, where it functions as the initiator of melanin synthesis, a pigment involved in encapsulating and killing of pathogenic microbes. Although structures of Hc from(More)
The small abalone, Haliotis diversicolor, is a widely distributed and cultured species in the subtropical coastal area of China. To identify and classify functional genes of this important species, a normalized expressed sequence tag (EST) library, including 7069 high quality ESTs from the total body of H. diversicolor, was analyzed. A total of 4781(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the feasibility of pulse transit time (PTT) as a quantitative measure of inspiratory effort in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS Nineteen moderate to severe OSA patients were included to undergo overnight polysomnography simultaneously with esophageal pressure (P(es)) and PTT. The quantitative relationships(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the upper airway (UA) characteristics of patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) using computer-assisted fiberoptic pharyngoscopy with Muller's maneuver (CFPMM). METHODS The pharyngeal cavity were measured and calculated by CFPMM in 30 OSAS patients and 30 controls. The correlation between UA anatomy and(More)