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A lot of microRNAs (miRNAs) derived from viral genomes have been identified. Many of them play various important roles in virus replication and virus-host interaction. Cellular miRNAs have been shown to participate in the regulation of HIV-1 viral replication, while the role of viral-encoded miRNAs in this process is largely unknown. In this report, through(More)
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are known to accumulate under some pathologic conditions and suppress immune system in a variety of ways. This study aims to evaluate the significance of MDSCs in chronic Hepatitis C (CHC) patients. 14 CHC patients and healthy donors were enrolled and subject to antiviral therapy including Peg-INF-alpha and Ribavirin(More)
Despite China's free antiretroviral therapy (ART) program, there are high rates of treatment failure, large sociodemographic disparities in care outcomes and emerging medication resistance. Understanding patient medication adherence behaviors and challenges could inform adherence interventions to maximize the individual and prevention benefits of ART. This(More)
T lymphocyte dysfunction contributes to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) disease progression by impairing antivirus cellular immunity. However, the mechanisms of HIV-1 infection-mediated T cell dysfunction are not completely understood. Here, we provide evidence that expansion of monocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells (M-MDSCs) suppressed T(More)
Key Laboratory of AIDS Immunology of Ministry of Health, Department of Laboratory Medicine, The First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Chinaa; Infectious Diseases Department, Guangzhou No. 8 People’s Hospital, Guangzhou, Chinab; Hunan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Changsha, Chinac; AIDS Research Center, National(More)
Flexible structural design and accurate controlled fabrication with structural tunability according to need for binary or multicomponent colloidal crystals have been expected. However, it is still a challenge. In this work, the phase diagram of monolayer binary colloidal crystals (bCCs) is established on the assumption that both large and small polystyrene(More)
CuO-ZnO micro/nanoporous array-films are synthesized by transferring a solution-dipped self-organized colloidal template onto a device substrate and sequent heat treatment. Their morphologies and structures are characterized by X-ray diffraction, field-emission scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectrum(More)
We report an electrochemical synthesis of two-dimensionally ordered porous Ni arrays based on polystyrene sphere (PS) colloidal monolayer. The morphology can be controlled from bowl-like to hollow sphere-like structure by changing deposition time under a constant current. Importantly, such ordered Ni arrays on a conducting substrate can be transferred(More)
Nanostructured Ag nanoparticles (Ag-NPs)/nanoporous ZnO micrometer-rods (n-ZnO MRs) have been synthesized by a two-step method. The n-ZnO MRs was initially prepared by solvothermal-assisted heat treatment. The rods had the diameter ranged from 90 to 150 nm and length between 0.5 and 3 μm. They were found to be porous and were composited of ZnO nanopartiles(More)