Tong-Xin Chen

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Interleukin-12 receptor β1 (IL-12Rβ1) deficiency is the most common form of Mendelian susceptibility to mycobacterial disease (MSMD). We undertook an international survey of 141 patients from 102 kindreds in 30 countries. Among 102 probands, the first infection occurred at a mean age of 2.4 years. In 78 patients, this infection was caused by Bacille(More)
Two hundred and one patients have been diagnosed with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDs) in our center from January 2004 to December 2009. The male-to-female ratio was 5.29:1. Spectrums of PIDs were as follows: predominantly antibody deficiency disease was the most common category (94 patients, 48.2%), followed by other well-defined immunodeficiency(More)
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a rare type of genetic associated immune disorder, is poorly characterized in mainland China. We retrospectively reviewed 44 patients with SCID who received treatment from 2004 to 2011 in Shanghai, China, and herein summarize their clinical manifestations and immunological and preliminary genetic features. The(More)
Severe combined immunodeficiencies (SCID) are a group of rare inherited disorders with profound defects in T cell and B cell immunity. From 2005 to 2010, our unit performed testing for IL2RG, JAK3, IL7R, RAG1, RAG2, DCLRE1C, LIG4, AK2, and ZAP70 mutations in 42 Chinese and Southeast Asian infants with SCID adopting a candidate gene approach, based on(More)
OBJECTIVE More than one hundred primary immunodeficiency disorders have been discovered so far. But the incidence of these disorders in our country is still not clear, so we analyzed the clinical data of 93 children with primary immunodeficiency disorders seen in our hospital in recent 30 years to understand the occurrence of primary immunodeficiency(More)
X-linked agammagobulinemia (XLA) is a primary immunodeficiency disorder caused by Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) gene mutation. Recent studies suggested genotype-phenotype correlation in XLA, but a definitive association remains controversial. We examined the relationship between specific Btk gene mutations and severity of clinical presentation in 62(More)
Wiskott–Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is a rare primary immunodeficiency disease, with an incidence of 4/1,000,000 live male births. In China, an estimated number of 35 babies with WAS are born each year, but likely many remain undiagnosed. The objectives of study were to review the clinical and molecular characteristics of a cohort of Chinese children with WAS(More)
We studied the levels of endothelial microparticles (EMPs), IL-6, and TNF-a in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD). EMPs were enumerated by flow cytometry, while IL-6 and TNF-a were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. EMPs and IL-6 were elevated in KD, the level of TNF-a in KD was not different from disease controls, but higher than healthy(More)
 Peripheral blood lymphocytes obtained from children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at onset were studied for the expression of interleukin-2 (IL-2) receptor α-chain (CD25) by two-color flow-cytometric analysis. Stimulated with anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody (mAb) alone, CD25 expression was significantly suppressed in CD4+ T cells from 27 of 48(More)