Xiaoli Qian

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Pathogenesis of Crohn's disease (CD) is thought to involve the chronic activation of T helper 1 (Th1)- and Th17-mediated inflammation, such as the production of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) and interleukin 17 (IL-17). However, studies have also shown that although IFN-γ is required, IFN-γ-producing or T-bet-expressing Th1 cells are dispensable. We therefore(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS We evaluated the long-term efficacy of the combination of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) using cisplatin-lipiodol suspension, transultrasonic portal vein chemoembolization (SPVE), radiofrequency ablation (RF), percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) for treatment of advanced small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODOLOGY A(More)
p53-Induced ring-H2 protein (Pirh2), a recently identified ubiquitin-protein ligase, interacts with p27(Kip1) to promote ubiquitination of p27(Kip1) independently of p53. High Pirh2 and low p27(Kip1) immunoreactivity are associated with a poor prognosis in several cancers, including resistant phenotypes. In the present study, we investigated the role of(More)
Interleukin-21 (IL-21) upregulation was observed in Crohn's disease (CD) patients and was shown to contribute to ongoing mucosal inflammation in CD patients through stabilizing Th1 cell differentiation and IFN-γ production. Given the role of IL-21 in mediating adaptive B cell antibody responses in healthy individuals, we examined the effect of IL-21(More)
The nematicidal activity of 92 Bacillus thuringiensis strains against the pine wood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, one of the world's top 10 plant-parasitic nematodes, was determined. The insecticidal crystal proteins (ICPs) from Bacillus thuringiensis BRC-XQ12 were the most toxic to Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, with a lethal concentration 50 (LC50) of(More)
Forkhead box-containing protein, class O 3 a (FOXO3a), an Akt downstream target, plays an important role in peripheral nervous system. FOXO3a shares the ability to be inhibited and translocated from the nucleus on phosphorylation by proteins such as Akt/PKB in the PI3K signaling pathway. To elucidate the expression and possible function of FOXO3a in lesion(More)
Follicular helper T cells (Tfh) represent a distinct subset of CD4+ T cells specialized in providing help to B lymphocytes. Studies have indicated that Tfh in circulating blood can act as a prognostic marker for diseases. In the current study, we investigated the percentages of circulating Tfh (CTfh) in Crohn’s disease (CD) and CD-associated colorectal(More)
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