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The interaction between killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) molecules expressed on target cells is known to modulate the cytolytic activity of natural killer (NK) cells. To date, a wide range of KIR genotypes has been observed, which varies among different ethnic populations. We report here comparison of the(More)
This study aimed to analyze the association between cytokine gene polymorphisms and outcome following allogeneic hematopoietic SCT (allo-HSCT). A total of 138 unrelated donor/recipient pairs who underwent allo-HSCT from 2001 to 2009 were tested for TNFA-1031 (T>C), -863 (C>A), -857 (C>T), -238 (G>A), TNFB+252 (A>G) and TNFRII codon 196 (T>G) single(More)
The effect of natural killer (NK) cell alloreactivity on the outcome of unrelated hematopoietic SCT (HSCT) remains a topic of debate. NK cell alloreactivity after allogeneic HSCT is regulated by killer-cell Ig-like receptors (KIRs). To investigate the influence of KIRs on outcome after unrelated HSCT, we retrospectively analyzed the HLA and KIR genotypes of(More)
Owing to ethnicity of the population, those best confirmed polymorphisms in the TLR (toll-like receptor)4 and NOD2 genes with significantly prognostic impact on allogeneic hematopoietic SCT (allo-HSCT) seem to be more applicable to Europeans and are nonpolymorphic in the Asian population. The influence of innate immunity gene polymorphisms on the outcomes(More)
Intestinal microbes promote the injurious effects of radiation on those tissues. However, the molecular factors mediating this effect are largely unknown. In this work, we explored the effects of orally administered antibiotics and MyD88, a key adapter molecule in toll-like receptor signaling, on molecular and cellular responses of mouse colon to radiation.(More)
The successful outcome of a pregnancy in a woman who had received reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) for chronic myeloid leukaemia is reported; publications on recovery of ovarian function and pregnancy following myeloablative conditioning (MAC) or RIC allo-HSCT for haematological disorders(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist liraglutide on hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R)-induced cardiomyocytes death under high glucose condition and the potential mechanisms. METHODS H9C2 cardiomyocytes were divided into 4 groups: normal glucose (N, 5 mmol/L), high glucose (G, 20 mmol/L), high glucose in(More)
Many nonlinear quantum phenomena of intense laser-atom physics can be intuitively explained with the concept of trajectory. In this paper, Bohmian mechanics (BM) is introduced to study a multiphoton process of atoms interacting with the intense laser field: above-threshold ionization (ATI). Quantum trajectory of an atomic electron in intense laser field is(More)