Xiao-Yong Cai

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We developed a DNA barcoding method to enable high-throughput sequencing of the cognate heavy- and light-chain pairs of the antibodies expressed by individual B cells. We used this approach to elucidate the plasmablast antibody response to influenza vaccination. We show that >75% of the rationally selected plasmablast antibodies bind and neutralize(More)
OBJECTIVE A hallmark of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the production of autoantibodies, including anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs). Nevertheless, the specific targets of these autoantibodies remain incompletely defined. During an immune response, B cells specific for the inciting antigen(s) are activated and differentiate into plasmablasts,(More)
OBJECTIVES We explored the feasibility, difficulty, and indications for laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy. METHODS Since November 11, 2002, we have successfully completed 5 laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomies. Patients included 4 males and 1 female, average age 43 years. Three patients had duodenal papillary cancer, one had cancer of the head of the(More)
Based on the quenching of the fluorescence intensity of thioglycolic acid (TGA)-capped core-shell CdTe/ZnS nanoparticles (NPs) by vanillin, a novel, simple and rapid method for the determination of vanillin was proposed. In aqueous medium, the functionalized core-shell CdTe/ZnS NPs were successfully synthesized with TGA as the capping ligand. TGA-capped(More)
A possible association of glutathione S-transferase T1 (GSTT1) null/presence gene polymorphism and an increased risk of developing gastric carcinoma is still unclear and hotly debated. This investigation was performed to assess the association of the GSTT1 null/presence gene polymorphism with the risk of gastric carcinoma via a meta-analysis to increase(More)
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