Xiao-Yong Cai

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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)
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)
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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