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Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are known to accumulate under some pathologic conditions and suppress immune system in a variety of ways. This study aims to evaluate the significance of MDSCs in chronic Hepatitis C (CHC) patients. 14 CHC patients and healthy donors were enrolled and subject to antiviral therapy including Peg-INF-alpha and Ribavirin(More)
T lymphocyte dysfunction contributes to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) disease progression by impairing antivirus cellular immunity. However, the mechanisms of HIV-1 infection-mediated T cell dysfunction are not completely understood. Here, we provide evidence that expansion of monocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells (M-MDSCs) suppressed T(More)
The equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) gene encoding glycoprotein 13 (gp13) was cloned into the hemagglutinin (HA) locus of vaccinia virus (Copenhagen strain). Expression of the gp13 gene was driven by the early/late vaccinia virus H6 promoter. Metabolically radiolabeled polypeptides of approximately 47 and 44 kilodaltons and 90 kilodaltons (glycosylated form)(More)
The equine herpesvirus 1 glycoprotein 14 (EHV-1 gp14) gene was cloned, sequenced, and expressed by vaccinia virus recombinants. Recombinant virus vP613 elicited the production of EHV-1-neutralizing antibodies in guinea pigs and was effective in protecting hamsters from subsequent lethal EHV-1 challenge. Coexpression of EHV-1 gp14 in vaccinia virus(More)
Objective: To investigate the influence of depression levels on regulatory T cells (Tregs) in patients with non-M3 acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Methods: A total of 63 patients with primarily diagnostic non-M3 AML and 25 healthy controls were enrolled, and the levels of depression by using HADM score and the percentages of Tregs by flow cytometry were(More)
The gene encoding glycoprotein 14 (gp14) of equine herpesvirus type 1 was sequenced. Nucleotide sequence analysis revealed a complete transcription unit composed of a CAT box, a TATA box, a ribosome-binding sequence, a polyadenylation signal and an open reading frame (ORF) of 2940 bp transcribed from left to right. The amino acid (aa) sequence deduced from(More)
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