Pingfang Cui

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BACKGROUND Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is a major cause of hand, foot, and mouth disease in children and may be fatal. A vaccine against EV71 is needed. METHODS We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial involving healthy children 6 to 71 months of age in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. Two doses of an inactivated EV71(More)
Data from limited autopsies of human patients demonstrate that pathological changes in EV71-infected fatal cases are principally characterized by clear inflammatory lesions in different parts of the CNS; nearly identical changes were found in murine, cynomolgus and rhesus monkey studies which provide evidence of using animal models to investigate the(More)
Enterovirus 71 (EV71), a major pathogen that is responsible for causing hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) worldwide, is a member of the Human Enterovirus species A, family Picornaviridae. HFMD that is caused by EV71 is usually characterized by vesicular lesions on the skin and oral mucosa and high morbidity rates in children; additionally, occasional fatal(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the apoptotic effects and underlying molecular mechanisms of Celastrus orbiculatus (C. orbiculatus) extract in human hepatocellular carcinoma cells. METHODS Human hepatocellular carcinoma cells (HCCLM6) were treated with C. orbiculatus extract (COE) at different nontoxic concentrations (10, 20, 40, 80, and 160 microg/mL). The(More)
Coxsackie A virus is one of the major pathogens associated with hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). The etiological characteristics of Coxsackie A virus type 16 (CA16) are thought to correlate with the pathological process of its infection. Two CA16 strains that were isolated from a severe HFMD patient presented with different plaque forms. This(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the long-term effects on immunity of an inactivated enterovirus 71 (EV71) vaccine and its protective efficacy. METHODS A sub-cohort of 1,100 volunteers from Guangxi Province in China was eligible for enrolment and randomly administered either the EV71 vaccine or a placebo on days 0 and 28 in a phase III clinical trial and then(More)
Chromosome translocations in human malignancies have identified the genomic location of several important growth-regulatory sequences (e.g., cellular oncogenes and suppressor genes). Melanomas are characterized by recurring chromosome alterations, including deletion or translocations of the long arm of chromosome 6 (6q). This report details our efforts to(More)
BACKGROUND Mumps, a communicable, acute and previously well-controlled disease, has had recent and occasional resurgences in some areas. METHODS A randomized, double-blind, controlled and multistep phase I study of an F-genotype attenuated mumps vaccine produced in human diploid cells was conducted. A total of 300 subjects were enrolled and divided into 4(More)
In order to determine the prevalence of GIGYF2 (Grb10-Interacting GYF Protein 2) variants in the Chinese population and to better understand the association between GIGYF2 and Parkinson's disease (PD), we conducted the genetic screening of GIGYF2 in the Chinese population. Twelve exonic variants were identified in 52 familial PD probands and 56 healthy(More)
OBJECTIVE To find the preventive method of restenosis after transluminal angioplasty (TA). METHODS Sixty rabbit iliac arteries of 30 rabbits were divided randomly into three groups, group A, B and C, 20 in each. After experimental atherosclerotic stenosis and TA performing, ordinary forage plus 2 g of hirudo powder was fed to the group A every day, to the(More)