S-Z Zhang

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2-Aminoethoxydiphenyl borate (2-APB) has been recently identified as a common agonist of TWIK-related K(+) channel (TREK)/TRAAK channels, a subfamily of two-pore domain K(+) (K2P) channels. TREK-2 displays much higher sensitivity to 2-APB compared with TREK-1, despite that these two channels share the highest homology among K2P members. However, the(More)
The present study was designed to evaluate the chemotherapy-induced cellular immunosuppression in 20 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in remission and receiving maintenance chemotherapy. Peripheral blood was serially obtained from leukemic children during vincristine/cyclophosphamide/6-mercaptopurine/prednisone combined consolidation(More)
An herbal medicine widely used in China, anisodamine, was investigated to determine its effect on the tissue PO2 of an important neural tissue, the retina. The anisodamine was injected intravenously over 10 min into anesthetized cats. Although it reduced mean blood pressure an average of 26%, anisodamine simultaneously increased tissue PO2 an average of(More)
The immunological consequences of cryoablation for gliomas are largely unknown. cryoablation is an attractive therapeutic option for tumors due to its minimally invasive nature. cryoablation is also potentially immunogenic. With an aim to explore changes in cellular immunity following argon-helium cryosurgery, we established Wistar rat models bearing(More)
Herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase (HSV-TK) and Escherichia coli cytosine deaminase (CD) can convert innocuous prodrugs into cytotoxic metabolites and are being investigated for use in gene therapy for cancer. Human adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC-2) cells transduced with a CD/HSV-TK fusion gene (ACC-2/CD-TK cells) were found to be more sensitive to(More)
2',5'-oligoadenylate synthetase activity, which is assumed to be induced by interferon, is reported to be one of the useful markers reflecting interferon activity. The enzyme activity of patients with aseptic meningitis and febrile convulsion were compared in order to evaluate interferon activity as one of the local immuno-defense mechanisms of aseptic(More)
The biological roles of cytokines and cytokine receptors were examined in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia cells expressing myeloid antigens (My+ ALL). Interleukin-3 (IL-3), granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), granulocyte-macrophage-CSF (GM-CSF), and low molecular-weight B-cell growth factor (LW-BCGF) could induce DNA synthesis in certain cases of(More)
Human thrombopoietin (TPO) is a haemopoietic growth factor that is essential for the growth and development of megakaryocytes. However, c-Mpl, the TPO receptor, has been detected in human leukaemic cell lines with a myelomonocytic phenotype. These results raise the possibility that dendritic cells (DC), a putative myeloid lineage cell, may also express(More)
A 10-week-old girl without Down syndrome developed an acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL). Bone marrow aspirates and biopsy showed megakaryoblastic infiltration with myelofibrosis. The diagnosis was made based on the findings that the positive reactions of leukemic cells to platelet peroxidase and to monoclonal antibodies which recognize(More)
We analyzed the Interleukin-2 receptor (IL-2R) expression on fresh lymphocytes from three patients with rubella. Flow cytometric analysis demonstrated that lymphocytes from the patients expressed a considerable amount of IL-2R/p75 recognized by Mik-beta 1 monoclonal antibody (MoAb), although they did not react with anti-IL-2R/p55 (CD25) MoAb. The expression(More)