Jing-guo Zhou

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BACKGROUND The toll-like receptor (TLR)4-interleukin1β (IL1β) signaling pathway is involved in the monosodium urate (MSU)-mediated inflammation. The aim of this present study was to determine whether the TLR4 gene rs2149356 SNP is associated with gouty arthritis (GA) susceptibility and whether rs2149356 SNP impacts the TLR4-IL1β signaling pathway molecules(More)
Gout is a common autoinflammatory disease characterized with elevated serum urate and recurrent attacks of intra-articular crystal deposition of monosodium urate. Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that MSU crystal-induced inflammation is a paradigm of innate immunity and the TLRs, NALP3 inflammasome and IL1R pathways are involved in gout development.(More)
OBJECTIVE To understand the difference in clinical indicators of gout patients of different Chinese medical syndromes and its clinical significance. METHODS Form November 2011 to December 2012, syndrome typed were 257 male gout in-/outpatients from Affiliated Hospital of Chuanbei Medical College. Another 50 healthy male subjects were recruited as the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the expression of FLICE-inhibitory protein (FLIP) in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and analyze its correlation with synovial inflammation. METHODS The expression of FLIP was assessed in 11 JIA and 3 normal synovial tissue samples by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and immunohistochemistry. The cell types(More)
A large number of studies have shown that cysteinyl aspartate specific protease-1 (CASP1) played an important role in the inflammatory response of primary gout, but the decreased expression of different CASP1 transcript variant could inhibit the activation of IL-1β. Our study mainly analyzed the expression level and function of CASP1 gene transcript variant(More)
We undertook this study to determine whether the altered toll-like receptor (TLR)4-nuclear factor κB (NFκB)-interleukin1β (IL1β) signaling in peripheral blood of gout patients could provide insights into the pathogenesis of primary gouty arthritis (GA). TLR4 mRNA, TLR4 and NFκBp65 proteins expression and IL1β production were measured in 52 acute GA (AGA)(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the levels of CC chemokine ligand 5 (CCL5) in serum and synovial fluid (SF) from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and their relations with disease activity and medication. METHODS CCL5 in serum and SF was quantified by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 28 RA patients and 21 osteoarthritis (OA) patients. In RA(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the change of serum tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFalpha) and endothelin (ET) levels and their clinical significance in patients with bee sting poisoning. METHODS TNFalpha and ET were measured in 97 patients with bee sting poisoning and the results were compared with those in 35 healthy controls. The 97 patients were divided into(More)
Gouty arthritis is the most common type of inflammatory and immune disease, and the prevalence and incidence of gout increases annually. Genetic variations in the DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) gene have not, to the best of our knowledge, been reported to influence gene expression and to participate in the pathogenesis of gout. The aim of the present study(More)