Ruixia Hou

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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have immunoregulatory and proangiogenic effects and are suggested to be involved in the pathological processes of immune-related diseases, including psoriasis. Biological characteristics of bone marrow MSCs (BMSCs) from patients with autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis, but not(More)
BACKGROUND Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are likely involved in pathological processes of immune-related diseases, including psoriasis, because of their immunoregulatory and pro-angiogenic effects. DNA methylation plays an essential role in regulating gene expression and maintaining cell function. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate the gene(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis pathogenesis and development are closely related to abnormal T cell activity. Narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) treatment markedly improves skin lesions in psoriasis. OBJECTIVES To investigate differential gene expression in psoriasis and to understand the possible mechanisms of NB-UVB therapy for psoriasis. METHODS The mRNA(More)
UNLABELLED Psoriasis is a skin disease featuring epithelial cell hyper-proliferation and T cell infiltration. Abnormal T cell immune responses play an important role in psoriatic pathogenesis. To screen differentially expressed genes in T cells of patients with plaque psoriasis, analyze the predominant expression of the β variable region of T cell receptors(More)
Psoriasis is mediated primarily by T cells, which reduce epidermal turnover time and affect keratinocyte proliferation. We aimed to identify differentially expressed genes (DEG) in T cells from normal, five pairs of monozygotic twins concordant or discordant for psoriasis, to determine whether these DEG may account for the influence to epidermal turnover(More)
We characterized mRNA expression profiles in normal and psoriatic human dermal mesenchymal stem cells (DMSCs) to provide a reference for future investigation of differential gene expression in DMSCs. Microarray and RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) analyses both identified 23 differentially expressed genes using both platforms. The results showed comparable(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis, lichen planus (LP), and atopic dermatitis (AD) are common chronic inflammatory skin diseases mediated by immune responses. OBJECTIVE We used RNA sequencing to investigate messenger RNA expression patterns in peripheral T cells of Chinese patients with psoriasis, LP, or AD and of healthy individuals. METHODS After peripheral T-cell(More)
BACKGROUND Recent experimental studies revealed that angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis are closely related to psoriasis. Our microarray analysis suggested that the pro-angiogenic genes platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 (PECAM1), facio-genital dysplasia-5 (FGD5), prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase-1 (PTGS1), melanoma cell adhesion molecule(More)
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease mediated mainly by dysfunctional peripheral blood T cells. Both CD4+/CD8+ T cells and CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells derived from psoriatic CD34+ bone marrow cells in vitro have been found to be functionally similar to those psoriatic circulating and lesional T cells. Notch signaling participates in diverse cell fate(More)
Psoriasis is a complex chronic relapsing inflammatory disease. Although the exact mechanism remains unknown, it is commonly accepted that the development of psoriasis is a result of multi-system interactions among the epidermis, dermis, blood vessels, immune system, neuroendocrine system, metabolic system, and hematopoietic system. Many cell types have been(More)
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