Pengcheng Chen

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a prevalent malignant tumor. Tumor markers are very useful in early diagnosis; however a single marker is rather limited. We launched a test to increase the diagnostic sensitivity through the combined detection. METHODOLOGY Serum concentration of three tumor-markers, Glypican-3 (GPC-3),(More)
A core/sheath nanofiber membrane with poly[bis(p-methylphenoxy)]phospha-zene (PMPPh) as the sheath and easily spinnable polyacrylonitrile (PAN) as the core was prepared via a coaxial electrospinning process. Field-emission scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy were used to characterize the morphology of the nanofiber membrane. It(More)
Hexokinase II is a key enzyme in the glycolytic pathway and possesses anti-apoptotic properties in tumor cells. The present study aimed to analyze the expression of hexokinase II and its clinical correlation with clinical factors in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who treated surgically in China. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and(More)
Therapeutic numbers of antigen-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) are key effectors in successful adoptive immunotherapy. However, efficient and reproducible methods to meet the qualification remain poor. To address this issue, we designed the artificial antigen-presenting cell (aAPC) system based on poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA). A modified(More)
Alloy nanoparticles are important in many fields, including catalysis, plasmonics, and electronics, due to the chemical and physical properties that arise from the interactions between their components. Typically, alloy nanoparticles are made by solution-based synthesis; however, scanning-probe-based methods offer the ability to make and position such(More)
T follicular helper (Tfh) cells play critical roles for germinal center responses and effective humoral immunity. We report here that mTOR in CD4 T cells is essential for Tfh differentiation. In Mtorf/f-Cd4Cre mice, both constitutive and inducible Tfh differentiation is severely impaired, leading to defective germinal center B cell formation and antibody(More)
Peizhe Tang,1,2 Pengcheng Chen,1 Wendong Cao,1 Huaqing Huang,1 Seymur Cahangirov,2 Lede Xian,2 Yong Xu,3,4 Shou-Cheng Zhang,3,4 Wenhui Duan,1,4,5,* and Angel Rubio2,† 1State Key Laboratory of Low-Dimensional Quantum Physics, Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China 2Nano-Bio Spectroscopy Group, Departamento Fı́sica de Materiales,(More)
We investigated the feasibility of the combined detection of HLA-A2/MAGE-A3 epitope-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) and serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) for specific diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We detected the frequency of MAGE-A3 epitopes (p112-120, KVAELVHFL) in spontaneous CTLs in the peripheral blood of HCC patients, liver(More)
BACKGROUND The members of the microRNA (miR)-17-92 cluster have been reported to be highly expressed in several cancers. However, whether their expression is associated with clinicopathologic factors, the prognosis of patients in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains unknown. METHODS Using SYBR green real-time quantitative reverse(More)
Enzymatic catalysis has been pursued extensively in a wide range of important chemical processes for their unparalleled selectivity and mild reaction conditions. However, enzymes are usually costly and easy to inactivate in their free forms. Immobilization is the key to optimizing the in-service performance of an enzyme in industrial processes, particularly(More)