Xiaohuan Zhang

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Candida albicans is an opportunistic human fungal pathogen that continues to be a leading cause of candidal infections in immunocompromised hosts. Enolase, an important glycolytic enzyme located on the cell wall of C. albicans, was cloned, purified, and characterized by molecular cloning, affinity chromatography and Western blotting. C57BL/6J mice were(More)
AIM To explore the mechanisms underlying the different responses of macrophages to distinct Candida albicans strains. METHODS Bone marrow was collected from mice. Macrophages were independently incubated with 3 Candida albicans strains. RESULTS MyD88 expression in Candida albicans 3683 group was significantly higher than that in Candida albicans 3630(More)
In this study, human gastric Helicobacter pylori (Hp) was closely attached to the pre-treated mouse buccal mucosa by using artificial oral film to induce the growth and colonization of Hp on the buccal mucosa in mice. Sixty BALB/c mice were divided into three groups, in which Hp biofilm colonization was detected in three mice in Hp film group (Hp mesh(More)
In this study, differences between two strains of inbred mice in aspects of neutrophil function, namely Rac1 expression, chemotaxis, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase activity and formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), were determined. Neutrophils from CBA/CaH mice exhibited weaker Rac1 expression and a slower chemotactic(More)
Candida albicans is an important opportunistic fungus causing both disseminated and local infections. The discovery of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) has presented a new strategy to kill microorganisms in host's innate immune response. Although it has been reported that NETs can trap and kill both yeast and hyphal forms of C. albicans, the mechanism(More)
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