Lin-Feng Hu

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Emerging evidences were accumulated to support the view that aberrant interleukin-7 (IL-7) signaling might be associated with autoimmunity. Former studies demonstrated the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs6897932 C/T in the IL-7 receptor (IL-7R) gene was associated with susceptibility to autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis and type I(More)
Interleukin (IL)-7 is one of the IL-2 family cytokines comprised of IL-2, IL-4, IL-7, IL-9, IL-15, as well as IL-21. IL-7 is mainly secreted by stroma cells in primary lymphoid tissues, playing an essential role in the program of T cell development. Recently, studies have revealed that physiological function exerted by immunocytes can be influenced by(More)
Recently, multiple genetic associations have been found between genes involved in nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB) signaling pathway and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or other autoimmune diseases. This study was undertaken to replicate some of these associations and further test for genetic interactions among these genes in SLE in a Chinese population.(More)
Stigma is a common problem among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). However, little is known about HIV/AIDS-related stigma in older PLWHA over the age of 50. This study described the stigma of HIV/AIDS and its factors based on 120 PLWHA aged 50 or older in an area of high HIV prevalence in south rural China. Each participant completed a face-to-face(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the disinfecting effect of ozone on 4 kinds of bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus mutans, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Streptococcus pneumoniae. METHODS The concentration of ozone that was transmitted by ozone generator at different time was determined by using iodine titrimetric method. According to the bactericidal(More)
The EtOH extract of the roots of Paeonia lactiflora afforded a new phenolic glycoside paenoside A (1) and a new monoterpene glycoside paeonin D (2), and five known monoterpene glycosides. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic means and hydrolysis products. All compounds displayed inhibitory potential against enzyme lipoxygenase.
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