Li-qiong Cai

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex systemic disease influenced by genetic and environmental factors. The exact pathogenesis of SLE is still unknown. Recently, several genome-wide association studies (GWA) in European population have found many novel susceptibility genes for SLE including TNFAIP3. In order to examine whether TNFAIP3 is(More)
BACKGROUND Some studies have suggested that human HLA status might potentiate development of keloids phenotype, and exists ethnic differences. No report has been published about HLA-DQA1 and DQB1 alleles associated with keloids in Chinese Hans. OBJECTIVES To investigate whether HLA-DQA1 and DQB1 alleles are associated with genetic susceptibility to(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease influenced by genetic and environmental factors. Recently, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the region of B lymphoid tyrosine kinase (BLK) have been shown to be associated with SLE in Caucasian population. In this paper, we genotyped SNP rs2248932 in 1,396 SLE patients of Chinese Han and(More)
Keloids are benign fibroproliferative dermal tumors of unknown etiology. Some studies have suggested that human HLA status might potentiate development of keloids phenotype. No report has been published about HLA class I alleles associated with keloids in Chinese Han individuals. To investigate the etiology of keloids, the polymerase chain(More)
Keloids are common abnormal raised fibroproliferative lesions that can occur following even minor cutaneous trauma. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) polymorphisms have shown strong association with susceptibility to keloids with different ethnic backgrounds. In this study, the polymerase chain reaction sequence-specific primer method was used to analyze the(More)
BACKGROUND Marie Unna hereditary hypotrichosis (MUHH) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterised by coarse, wiry, twisted hair developed in early childhood and subsequent progressive hair loss. MUHH is a genetically heterogeneous disorder. No gene in 1p21.1-1q21.3 region responsible for MUHH has been identified. METHODS Exome sequencing was performed(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess roles of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) in the mechanisms of lymphangiogenesis in epithelial ovarian carcinoma. METHODS (1) Expression of Prox1, a newly described lymphatic endothelial cell nucleus marker, VEGF-A, VEGF-C, VEGF-D and PDGF-A, PDGF-B, PDGF-C, PDGF-D were detected by(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of bcl-2 antisense oligodeoxynucleotides (AODN) on reversing cisplatin (DDP) resistance in ovarian carcinoma cell lines. METHODS In the experiment groups, cisplatin resistant ovarian carcinoma cell line A2780/DDP cells were treated with cisplatin after oligodeoxynucleotides were transfected by lipofectamine. Cell(More)
OBJECTIVE To construct an adenoviral vector in which the fusion gene cytosine and uracil phosphoribosyl (UPP) transferase was directed by glutathione S-transferase P1 (GSTP1) promoter, and to investigate specific killing effect of the suicide gene system on cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer cells. METHODS Recombinant adenovirus was generated through(More)