Junhong Ai

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In China, primary EBV infection occurs during childhood with seroprevalence reaching about 100% by 10 years of age. There are few studies on EBV variants in diseases associated with EBV infection in Chinese children. In this study, we investigated the diversity of the EBV genes (EBNA-1 and LMP-1) and the relationship between EBV variants and the clinical(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was the first virus identified to encode microRNAs (miRNAs). Both of viral and human cellular miRNAs are important in EBV infection. However, the dynamic expression profile of miRNAs during primary EBV infection was unknown. This study aimed to investigate the dynamic expression profile of viral and cellular miRNAs in infectious(More)
Epstein-Barr virus-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (EBV-HLH) is a life-threatening complication of EBV infection. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) were small non-coding RNA, and EBV could encode miRNAs that are involved in the progression of infection. However, the profiles of EBV-miRNAs in EBV-HLH were unknown. Here, we aimed to profile the expression of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the distribution of killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR) and their specific ligands human leukocyte antigen-I (HLA-I) gene in northern China. METHODS One hundred and eighty-four unrelated northern Chinese Han individuals were recruited. Genotypes of the KIR and HLA-ABC genes were studied by sequence-specific primer(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between cytokine gene polymorphisms and Epstein-Barr virus-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (EBV-HLH) in children, and to further reveal the possible mechanisms of EBV-HLH. METHODS Forty-one patients with EBV-HLH, 70 patients with infectious mononucleosis (IM), and 170(More)
BACKGROUND In China, there were few studies about the pathogens of acute viral encephalitis and meningitis in children in recent years. The aims of this study were to characterize the etiology and prognosis of acute viral encephalitis and meningitis in Chinese children. METHODS This was a multicentre prospective study. Two hundred and sixty one viral(More)
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a gamma herpes virus associated with several types of malignancies. The EBV encodes viral microRNAs (miRNAs) that can target genes within cells. The EBV participates in signal transduction as well as the proliferation and differentiation of cells. How the target genes and functions of EBV-encoded miRNAs contribute to the(More)
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