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OBJECTIVE Helper T (Th) cell responses are critical for the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori-induced gastritis. Th22 cells represent a newly discovered Th cell subset, but their relevance to H. pylori-induced gastritis is unknown. DESIGN Flow cytometry, real-time PCR and ELISA analyses were performed to examine cell, protein and transcript levels in(More)
The homeobox transcription factor orthodenticle homolog 2 (otx2) is supposed as an organizer that orchestrates a transcription factor network during photoreceptor development. However, its regulation in the process remains unclear. In this study, we have identified a zebrafish limb bud and heart-like gene (lbh-like), which is expressed initially at 30 hours(More)
Apolipoproteins, the major components of lipoproteins, play physiological roles in lipoprotein metabolism. Contrary to the well-documented effects on plasma lipid, little is known about the function and regulation of Apolipoproteins during embryonic development. Here we have shown that apolipoprotein C1 (apoc1) gene is highly expressed in the yolk syncytial(More)
BACKGROUND Interleukin-32 (IL-32) is a recently discovered proinflammatory cytokine involved in inflammatory diseases. We investigated the expression of IL-32 and its regulation mechanism in the inflammatory response of patients with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. DESIGN AND METHODS IL-32 mRNA and protein expression in gastric tissues was(More)
Wind erosion is one of the most important factors influencing the stability and functions of typical grassland ecosystem and one of the main reasons causing grassland degradation. In order to understand the effects of the human disturbances to the ability of anti-wind erosion of the typical grasslands, a wind tunnel experiment was made and the wind erosion(More)
Alpha-hemolysin, a secreted pore-forming toxin, plays an indispensable role in the pathogenicity of Staphylococcus aureus. In this study, the antimicrobial activity of puerarin against S. aureus was investigated; as a result, puerarin showed no influence on the growth of this organism. However, hemolysis and western blotting assays showed that puerarin(More)
CD3+CD56+ natural killer T (NKT)-like cells are a group of CD3+ T cells sharing characteristics of NK and T cells and constitute a major component of host anti-tumor immune response in human cancer. However, the nature, function and clinical relevance of CD3+CD56+ NKT-like cells in human gastric cancer (GC) remain unclear. In this study, we showed that the(More)
Natural killer (NK) cells are a major component of the host antitumor immune response in human cancer. However, the nature, functional regulation, and clinical relevance of NK cells in gastric cancer remain largely unknown. In this study, we showed that the percentages of NK cells in tumors were significantly decreased, and low percentages of(More)
Salt marshes perform important ecosystem functions in carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus recycling. The plant biomass, content and pools of C, N and P were measured seasonally in three marsh species Phragmites australis, Spartina alterniflora and Scirpus mariquezer in Hangzhou Bay coastal wetland for the dynamics of C, N and P storage. The results showed that(More)
For the gas well with high H2S content,the process of sulfur deposition including the sulfur dissolution, precipitation, migration and deposition is a quite complex process. Relative to the solubility of sulfur under certain temperature and the pressure, the sulfur will be separated out when the content of sulfur in high sour gas is surpassed. Based on the(More)