Wei-feng Chen

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We demonstrate that functional and phenotypic equivalents of mouse splenic CD8(+) and CD8(-) conventional dendritic cell (cDC) subsets can be generated in vitro when bone marrow is cultured with fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 (flt3) ligand. In addition to CD45RA(high) plasmacytoid DC, two distinct CD24(high) and CD11b(high) cDC subsets were present, and these(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the clinical efficacy, safety, and feasibility of endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFR) for gastric submucosal tumors (SMTs) originated from the muscularis propria. Twenty-six patients with gastric SMTs originated from the muscularis propria were treated by EFR between July 2007 and January 2009. EFR technique(More)
PURPOSE The most common genitourinary malignancy in China is bladder transitional cell carcinoma (TCC). Early diagnosis of new and recurrent bladder cancers, followed by timely treatment, will help decrease mortality. There are currently no satisfactory markers for bladder cancer available in clinics. Better diagnostic methods are highly demanded. (More)
Based on the view that the efficacy of the immune system is associated with the maturation state of the immune cells, including dendritic cells (DC), we investigated the development and functional potential of conventional DC and plasmacytoid pre-DC (p-preDC) in spleen, thymus, and lymph nodes during mouse development. Both CD11c+ DC and CD45RA+ p-preDC(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection (STER) has become a potential option for the endoscopic treatment of a selected group of patients with submucosal tumors (SMTs) originating from the muscularis propria layer in the upper gastrointestinal tract. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the incidence and management(More)
Submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection (STER) can be adequately adopted as an effective treatment for submucosal tumors (SMTs) originating from the muscularis propria (MP) layer at the esophagus and cardia. However, it has been seldom used for gastric SMTs. Our purpose was to evaluate the clinical impact of STER for gastric SMTs arising from the MP(More)
Autoantibodies are often detected in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and these responses may represent recognition of tumor Ags that are associated with transformation events. The identities of these Ags, however, are less well known. Using serological analysis of recombinant cDNA expression libraries (SEREX) from four HCC patients, we identified 55(More)
BACKGROUND Given the high morbidity and mortality rates for surgery and the diminishment of quality of life caused by operative resection of the gastric cardia, a minor invasive treatment without loss of curability is desirable for submucosal tumors (SMTs) of the esophagogastric junction (EGJ). Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been used(More)
For investigating the expression of cancer/testis (CT) antigens in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in China, and evaluating the correlations between the expression of these CT antigens and clinical parameters, we collected tumors and adjacent non-cancerous tissues of 43 HCC patients from Beijing and 30 HCC patients from Guangxi province.(More)