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Iron deficiency anemia is an extra-stomach disease experienced in H. pylori carriers. Individuals with type A blood are more prone to suffering from H. pylori infection than other individuals. To clarify the molecular mechanisms underlying H. pylori-associated anemia, we collected erythrocytes from A, B, O, and AB blood donors and analyzed morphology, the(More)
Hemophilia A is caused by a deficiency in the factor VIII (FVIII) gene. Constrained by limited packaging capacity, even the 4.3-kb B domain-deleted FVIII remained a challenge for delivery by a single adeno-associated viral (AAV) vector. Studies have shown that up to a 6.6-kb vector sequence may be packaged into AAV virions, which suggested an alternative(More)
Adeno-associated virus (AAV) serotype 1 (AAV1) has been shown to be more effective than the well-studied AAV serotype 2 (AAV2) in muscle gene transfer. Replacement of amino acids 350 to 430 of AAV2 VP1 with the corresponding amino acids from VP1 of AAV1 resulted in a hybrid vector, termed AAV-221-IV, which behaved similarly to AAV1 in vitro and in vivo in(More)
We report a rare case of congenital hypodysfibrinogenaemia due to maternal uniparental disomy of chromosome 4 (mat UPD 4) and a maternally inherited novel nonsense mutation Trp323X in the fibrinogen Bβ chain (FGB) gene. Western blot analysis of patient's plasma revealed an abnormal fibrinogen which consisted of truncated Bβ chain and normal Aα and γ chains.(More)
High-molecular weight heparins promote the protein Z-dependent protease inhibitor (ZPI) inhibition of factors Xa (FXa) and XIa (FXIa) by a template mechanism. To map the heparin-binding site of ZPI, the role of basic residues of the D-helix (residues Lys-113, Lys-116, and Lys-125) in the interaction with heparin was evaluated by either substituting these(More)
Protein C is a vitamin K-dependent serine protease zymogen in plasma which upon activation to activated protein C (APC) by thrombin down-regulates the clotting cascade by limited proteolysis of the procoagulant cofactors Va and VIIIa. In addition to its anticoagulant activity, APC also exhibits potent cytoprotective and anti-inflammatory activities. While(More)
Coagulation factor VIII (FVIII) is secreted as a heterodimer consisting of a heavy chain (HC) and a light chain (LC), which can be expressed independently and reassociate with recovery of biological activity. Because of the size limitation of adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors, a strategy for delivering the HC and LC separately has been developed.(More)
BACKGROUND Inherited deficiency of antithrombin, protein C and protein S, three important, naturally occurring coagulation inhibitors, might play a major role in the occurrence of venous thromboembolism in Chinese. The establishment of age- and gender-related normal ranges of these inhibitors is crucial for an accurate diagnosis of these deficiencies. (More)
INTRODUCTION Inherited factor X (FX) deficiency is a rare hemorrhagic condition characterized by a variable clinical presentation weakly correlating with laboratory phenotype and genotype. Thrombin generation test (TGT) offers potential clinical advantages in the evaluation of hypocoagulable states. MATERIALS AND METHODS Five FX assays were performed(More)
AIMS Haemophilia B (HB) is an X-linked recessive haemorrhagic disorder caused by F9 mutations. In this study, we performed molecular analysis of 107 Chinese HB patients and analysed the F9 mutation spectrum of Chinese HB patients. METHODS 107 Chinese HB patients were enrolled in this study. Direct sequencing of the whole F9 or mutation scanning of exon 1(More)