Liang-Hua Zhu

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Interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF-3), an essential transcriptional regulator of the interferon genes, plays an important role in host defense against viral and microbial infection as well as in cell growth regulation. Promoter plays a crucial role in gene transcription. We have reported the characterization of the wide type of human IRF-3 promoter, but(More)
It was found in our previous study that berberine (BBR) and fluconazole (FLC) used concomitantly exhibited a synergism against FLC-resistant Candida albicans in vitro. The aim of the present study was to clarify how BBR and FLC worked synergistically and the underlying mechanism. Antifungal time-kill curves indicated that the synergistic effect of the two(More)
The first genetic factor identified for childhood asthma by genome-wide association study (GWAS) is the locus on chromosome 17q21, harboring the Orosomucoid 1-like 3 (ORMDL3) gene. ORMDL3 is implicated in facilitation of endoplasmic reticulum-mediated inflammatory responses, believed to underlie its association with asthma. In the present study, we(More)
Orosomucoid 1-like 3 (ORMDL3) gene was strongly linked with the development of asthma in genetic association studies, and its expression could be significantly induced by allergen in airway epithelial cells of mice. However, the expression mechanism of ORMDL3 was still unclear. Here we have identified and characterized the mouse ORMDL3 gene promoter.(More)
All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) is an active metabolite of Vitamin A, it shows protective effects on asthma, including maintains airway epithelial integrity, inhibits asthma effector cells differentiation, modulates immune response, et al. However, the promoting effect of ATRA on Th2 response has restricted the clinical application of ATRA in asthma(More)
Orosomucoid 1-Like Protein 3 (ORMDL3) is an asthma candidate gene and Casitas B lineage lymphoma b (Cbl-b), an E3 ubiquitin ligase, is a critical factor in maintaining airway immune tolerance. However, the association of Cbl-b with ORMDL3 for asthma is unclear. Here, we show that expression of ORMDL3 is significantly increased and shows a strong linear(More)
Interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF-3), an essential transcriptional regulator of the interferon (IFN) genes, is important in the host defense against viral and microbial infection. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) immediate-early protein replication and transcription activator (Rta) and the transcription factor E2F1 are two important inhibitive factors, which(More)
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