Xiao-ying Yao

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Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) has been used as an anti-fertility vaccine and as a target for cancer immunotherapy. We have explored the use of three copies of C3d in DNA vaccine as molecular adjuvant to improve the immunogenicity of this hormone in previous work and found that the immune response induced by pcDNA3-hCGbeta-C3d3 has been enhanced(More)
MicroRNAs (miR) are single-stranded short RNA molecules that regulate gene expression by degradation or translational repression of mRNA. It has been reported that the downregulation of miR-199a plays an important role in cardiac ischemic tolerance. We examined the expression of miR-199a after 3-nitropropionic acid (3-NPA) preconditioning in rat brain.(More)
OBJECTIVES To test the possibility of vaccination with lactobacillus expressing hCG beta antigen administered by vaginal mucosal immunization. METHODS A plasmid pIlac-hCG beta was constructed and then transfected into Lactobacillus casei CECT5276, which stably expressed hCG beta protein. RIA was used to detect hCG beta in the culture supernatant and cell(More)
To show that an anti-human chorionic gonadotrophin-beta (hCGbeta) antibody response can be induced by inoculating Lb. expressing hCGbeta through different mucosal pathways in mice of two strains, female BALB/c and C57BL/6 mice were immunized via vaginal, oral or nasal routes with 10(8), 10(9), and 10(10)Lb.hCGbeta (a recombinant Lactobacillus expressing(More)
To enhance the contraceptive efficiency of human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG)-beta contraceptive vaccine, we coupled hCG-beta gene with molecular adjuvant C3d3, and cloned into live Lactobacilli (Lb.) to express fusion protein hCGbeta-C3d3. The recombinant Lb. could survive in BALB/c murine vagina for at least 3 weeks. After inoculating BALB/c and C57BL/6(More)
The regulation mechanism for the B cells in the female reproductive tract (FRT) is unclear now. The aim of this study was to analysis the effect of progesterone and mouse endometrium stromal cells (ESCs) on B cells and explore it roles in modulating B cells-mediated immune responses. We primary isolated mouse ESCs from endometrium of BALB/c mice and B cells(More)
Achieving transgene integration into preselected genomic sites is currently one of the central tasks in stem cell gene therapy. A strategy to mediate such targeted integration involves site-specific endonucleases. Two genomic sites within the MBS85 and chemokine (C-C motif) receptor 5 (CCR5) genes (AAVS1 and CCR5 zinc-finger nuclease (CCR5-ZFN) sites,(More)
Contraceptive vaccines based on hCGbeta have not met clinical application because of poor immunogenicity. In the present study, the eukaryotic expression vectors pCI-gs-signal-6His-hCGbeta and pCI-gs-signal-6His-hCGbeta-hC3d3 were constructed, and transfected into CHO cells with aid of Lipofectaine 2000 reagent to gain the secretory recombinant protein.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical characteristics and prognostic factors of leptomeningeal metastases (LM) from solid tumors and to develop better treatment strategies. METHODS The clinical characteristics and follow-up results of 77 cases of leptomeningeal metastases (LM) from solid tumors diagnosed and treated in our hospital from 2002 to 2011 were(More)
The vaccine directed against human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) has previously undergone clinical test demonstrating the feasibility of the approach in preventing pregnancy in women. Some individuals, however, did not response adequately despite employing highly immunogenic bacterial toxoids as carriers. In this study, we investigated the potential of three(More)