Junxia Yao

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PURPOSE Regulatory T cells (T-reg) that control harmful autoimmune T cells in the periphery may also suppress the immune response against cancer. In this study we investigated the possible involvement of CD4(+)CD25(high) T-reg in the immune impairment of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The frequencies and phenotypes of(More)
New WHO classification has been widely applied in the diagnosis of leukemia. To elucidate the immunophenotype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and characterize the correlation among morphological, immunological, cytogenetic, and clinical features, we studied the bone marrow immunophenotypes of 180 AML patients in China by flow cytometry. The results showed(More)
The proportion and changes of CD4+CD25high regulatory T cells (Trs) in peripheral blood of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients were analyzed and their clinical significance explored. The peripheral blood was collected from 61 patients with NSCLC and 15 healthy controls. By using monoclonal antibodies, the blood samples were evaluated with the flow(More)
BACKGROUND Increased bone marrow (BM) hematogones (HGs) are often observed in patients with marrow regenerating status. Many studies have focused on the role of HGs in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), but very little has been done to understand their effects on acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). MATERIALS AND METHODS Through immunophenotyping, HGs were(More)
The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and apoptosis of renal tubular epithelial cells on the prognosis of immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy. Renal biopsy tissues from 74 cases of IgA nephropathy were divided into a mild mesangial proliferation group (27 cases), a focal hyperplasia group (28(More)
Interleukin-3 (IL-3) receptor α chain (CD123) plays an essential role in regulating the proliferation of hematopoietic stem cells. In the hematopoietic malignancies, CD123 expression has been found in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL), as well as dendritic cell malignancies. However, whether CD123 is also(More)
To investigate the mechanism and the suppressive effect of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) on colony forming unit-megakaryocyte (CFU-MK), semi-solid culture system was used to observe the effect of HCMV AD169 strain on CFU-MK's growth of 18 cord blood samples. HCMV DNA and immediate early (IE) protein mRNA in CFU-MK was detected by PCR and reverse(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study focuses on the chemopreventive effect of five drugs on renal interstitial fibrosis induced by an aristolochic acid-containing Chinese herb Mu-Tong. METHODS Renal interstitial fibrosis was induced in rats by administration of the Mu-Tong solution intragastrically for 6 weeks, and 36 rats were randomly divided into six groups: (1)(More)
The homocysteine (Hcy)-induced tissue factor (TF) expression in human vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and the effect of Hcy on the activity of nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) and the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) were investigated. Human umbilical artery VSMCs were cultured by tissue explanting method, identified by alpha-actin(More)
To investigate the effect of costimulatory factors in the pathogenesis of chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (CITP), we examined the expression of CD80 on platelets and megakaryocytes in patients with CITP and the controls by FACS. By using CD80 monoclonal antibody (McAb) to inhibit interaction among cells which is mediated by costimulatory(More)