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BACKGROUND OX40Ig and CTLA4Ig fusion proteins have been suggested to induce immune tolerance and prevent rejection in allografts. The present study aims to investigate and compare the effects of ex vivo combined OX40Ig and CTLA4Ig lentivirus-mediated gene transfer on the long-term survival of the graft, as well as potential underlying mechanisms. METHODS(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common types of liver cancers with high recurrence rate and mortality rate. Recent studies have indicated that tetramethylpyrazine (TMP), a purified chemical extracted from Ligusticum wallichii Franchat (ChuanXiong), possessed antitumor effects on HCC, but detailed mechanism remains unclear. Our study aims(More)
Locality Sensitive Hashing (LSH) is widely recognized as one of the most promising approaches to similarity search in high-dimensional spaces. Based on LSH, a considerable number of nearest neighbor search algorithms have been proposed in the past, with some of them having been used in many real-life applications. Apart from their demonstrated superior(More)
BACKGROUND OBJECTIVES Semaphorin 4D (Sema4D) and its receptor, Plexin-B1, are involved in the pathogenesis of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by mediating angiogenesis or perineural invasion through the interaction between Sema4D expression on SCC cells and Plexin-B1 expression on endothelial cells or nerves. Plexin-B1 was also recently found to be expressed(More)
The full-length cDNA of a Na(+) -dependent Pi transport gene (DsSPT1) in Dunaliella salina was cloned by 3' and 5' Rapid Amplification of cDNA Ends (RACE), with an open reading frame (ORF) encoding 716 predicted amino acids, which exhibited 60.5% identity to that of Na(+) -dependent Pi transport 1 (DvSPT1) from Dunaliella viridis. Hydrophobicity and(More)
Anaphylactoid reactions are common clinical acute adverse drug reactions that can exacerbate a patient's condition and produce effects that may become life-threatening. Therefore, it is important to establish a novel method to evaluate drugs for anaphylactoid reactions. In this study, we developed a sensitive and rapid method to detect histamine release(More)
During viral infection in vertebrates, cytokines play important roles in the host defense against the virus. However, the function of cytokines in invertebrates has not been well characterized. In this study, shrimp cytokines involved in viral infection were screened using a cytokine antibody microarray. The results showed that three cytokines, the Fas(More)
A moderately halophilic bacteria designed strain NY-011T was isolated from the high salt culture of Dunaliella salina in Chengdu of Sichuan Province, China. The isolate was Gram-negative, nonmotile, rod-shaped and 12.5–21.6 μm in length. Colonies on solid media are circular, wet, smooth and cream. The strain grew optimally at 37 °C, pH 7.0 and in the(More)
Mast cells are unique immunocytes that function as sentinel cells in host defense reactions such as immediate hypersensitivity responses and anaphylactic responses. The mast cell specific receptor MRGPRX2 (Mas-related G protein-coupled receptor X2) triggers mast cell degranulation-a key process in anaphylactic reactions. We sought to better understand(More)
In distributed data fusion, the correlation between every local estimate makes an impact on the result of fusion. This paper introduces a scalar of correlation coefficient to present the correlation between local estimates, and estimate a covariance matrix in the limit of correlation. The improved algorithm put forward to use the form of Bar shalom-Campo(More)