Xiao-Bin Tang

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A radioluminescent nuclear battery was fabricated and the performance was measured and calculated at temperature of 223.15-323.15K. Experimental and theoretical results indicate that Jsc minimally decreases with the increase in temperature, whereas Voc linearly decreases. Pmax rapidly decreases with temperature. The mechanism of temperature effect is(More)
Immune responses must be tightly regulated to avoid hyporesponsiveness on one hand or excessive inflammation and the development of autoimmunity (hyperresponsiveness) on the other hand. This balance is attained through the throttling of activating signals by inhibitory signals that ideally leads to an adequate immune response against an invader without(More)
To achieve an adequate response, cells of the immune system must be tightly regulated to avoid hypo or hyper responsiveness. One of the mechanisms used by the immune system to avoid excessive inflammation is the modulation of the response through inhibitory receptors containing immunoreceptor tyrosine based inhibitory motifs (ITIM). Here, we show that human(More)
We used a model of combined bone marrow and heart transplantation, in which tolerance and stable chimerism is induced after conditioning with fractionated irradiation of the lymphoid tissues and anti-T-cell antibodies. Graft acceptance and chimerism required host CD4(+)CD25(+) Treg production of IL-10 that was in-turn enhanced by host invariant natural(More)
Cross-linking of the collagen binding receptor leukocyte-associated Ig-like receptor-1 (LAIR-1) in vitro delivers an inhibitory signal that is able to downregulate activation-mediated signals. To study the in vivo function of LAIR-1, we generated LAIR-1(-/-) mice. They are healthy and fertile and have normal longevity; however, they show certain phenotypic(More)
ITIM-containing receptors play an essential role in modulating immune responses. Leukocyte-associated inhibitory receptor (LAIR)-1, also known as CD305, is an ITIM-containing inhibitory receptor, expressed by all leukocytes, that binds collagens. In this article, we investigate the effect of a conservative R65K mutation on LAIR-1 ligand binding and(More)
The human alpha-globin cluster represents a unique model of transcriptional regulation and provides challenges to the current understanding of interactions between distal and proximal regulatory elements. Although the gene proximal regions are believed to possess almost all the necessary elements for temporal and spatial specificity of gene transcription,(More)
The S values for the thyroid as the radioiodine source organ to other target organs were investigated using Chinese hybrid reference phantoms and the Monte Carlo code MCNP5. Two radioiodine isotopes (125)I and (131)I uniformly distributed in the thyroid were investigated separately. We compared our S values for (131)I in Chinese phantoms with previous(More)
The active shielding technique has great potential for radiation protection in space exploration because it has the advantage of a significant mass saving compared with the passive shielding technique. This paper demonstrates a Monte Carlo-based approach to evaluating the shielding effectiveness of the active shielding technique using confined magnetic(More)
Histone modifications play an important role in eukaryotic gene regulation. However, the dynamic alteration of histone modification during development is poorly understood. In addition, the relationship between histone modification and globin gene switching remains unclear. Here, we assessed the dynamic pattern of histone modification (H3 acetylation, H4(More)