Minghai Zhou

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a highly contagious and life-threatening disease that emerged in China in November 2002. A novel SARS-associated coronavirus was identified as its principal etiologic agent; however, the immunopathogenesis of SARS and the role of special CTLs in virus clearance are still largely uncharacterized. In this study,(More)
Previously, we reported that a 7-mer HLA-A11-restricted peptide (YVNTNMG) of hepatitis B virus (HBV) core Ag (HBcAg(88-94)) was associated with heat shock protein (HSP) gp96 in liver tissues of patients with HBV-induced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This peptide is highly homologous to a human HLA-A11-restricted 9-mer peptide (YVNVNMGLK) and to a mouse(More)
CEO incentive contracts are commonplace in China but their incidence varies significantly across Chinese cities. We show that city and provincial policy experiments help explain this variance. We examine the role of two policy experiments: the use of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) to attract foreign direct investment (FDI), and the rate at which state owned(More)
Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing 100080, People's Republic of China, Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing 100080, People's Republic of China, Laboratory of Structural Biology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, People's Republic of China, and Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, John(More)
In order to establish a system for structural studies of the murine class I major histocompatibility antigen complex (MHC) H-2Kd, a bacterial expression system and in vitro refolding preparation of the complex of H-2Kd with human beta2m and the immunodominant peptide SYVNTNMGL from hepatitis B virus (HBV) core-protein residues 87-95 was employed. The(More)
Despite their theoretical value in tackling principal-agent problems at low cost to firms there is almost no empirical literature on the prevalence and correlates of performance bonds posted by corporate executives. Using data for China we examine their incidence and test propositions from principal-agent theory regarding their correlates. Around onetenth(More)
Despite their theoretical value in tackling principal-agent problems at low cost to firms there is almost no empirical literature on the prevalence and correlates of performance bonds posted by corporate executives. Using data for China we examine their incidence and test propositions from principal-agent theory regarding their correlates. Around one-tenth(More)
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