Qin-Tai Yang

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Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is a chronic inflammatory disease regulated by T lymphocytes. Our purpose is to assess the pattern of Th17 cells and CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells in peripheral blood of patients with OSAS. Fourty-four OSAS men and 20 healthy volunteers were enrolled. Twenty-three patients were classified into mild(More)
T regulatory cell (Treg) plays a critical role in respiratory allergy and allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT), and γδ T cells might participate in mediating Treg quantity and/or function in some immunological diseases. To further characterize whether γδ T cells could influence Treg in allergic rhinitis (AR) and SIT, we investigated the expression pattern(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence and trends of sensitisation to common aeroallergens among outpatients with allergic rhinitis (AR) in Guangzhou, China, over the past decade. DESIGN A retrospective study; linear-by-linear association and simple linear regression were used to determine the trends in the prevalence of aeroallergen sensitisation. (More)
Immunological diseases, with the morbidity keeping increased, have become a major threat to human mental and physical health. However, the pathogenesis of these diseases is extremely complicated and remains unclear. Recent advances in biology have introduced new technologies to study the underlying mechanisms that contribute to the development of(More)
The predominant distribution of γ δ T cells in the mucosal and epithelial tissues makes these unconventional lymphocytes the "guards" to contact external environment (like allergens) and to contribute to immune surveillance, as well as "vanguards" to participate in initiating mucosal inflammation. Therefore, γ δ T cells have been considered to bridge the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DT-MRI) in the evaluation of traumatic optic neuropathy (TON). METHODS Six patients with TON underwent DT-MRI prior to decompression surgery. DTV 2 and Volume One 1.44 software were used to measure the fractional anisotropy (FA) and the mean apparent diffusion coefficient(More)
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