Xiaorong Huo

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Fourteen isolates of Toxoplasma gondii were isolated from cats from 4 different geographic provinces (Anhui, Hubei, Shanxi and Guangdong) in China and their genetic diversity with 8 nuclear loci SAG2, SAG3, BTUB, GRA6, L358, PK1, c22-8, c29-2, and an apicoplast locus Apico, was analysed by restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs). Two genotypes(More)
RATIONALE Activation of type 2 cytokine pathways plays a central role in a large subset of subjects with asthma. Th2-high and Th2-low asthma have distinct clinical, pathologic, and molecular phenotypes and respond differently to therapy. The factors that initiate type 2 responses in some subjects with asthma are unknown. OBJECTIVES To determine whether(More)
AIM We performed a comprehensive meta-analysis to determine the association between P2X7 -762T/C polymorphism and pulmonary tuberculosis susceptibility. METHODOLOGY Based on comprehensive searches of the PubMed, SCI, Elsevier, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) and Wanfang Database, we identified eligible studies about the association between(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether orosomucoid1- like 3 (ORMDL3) single nucleotide polymorphisms rs7216389, rs11650680, rs12603332 are associated with susceptibility to asthma. We performed a meta-analysis by searching PubMed, EMBASE, Elsevier and Wanfang Databases. Odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to evaluate the(More)
The epithelial and epidermal innate cytokines IL-25, IL-33, and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) have pivotal roles in the initiation of allergic inflammation in asthma and atopic dermatitis (AD). However, the mechanism by which the expression of these innate cytokines is regulated remains unclear. Intelectin (ITLN) is expressed in airway epithelial(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid diagnosis of influenza virus and Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections is of importance for therapeutic intervention. It was the aim of the study to evaluate screening tests for influenza A (Flu A), B (Flu B), and Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae) infections in young patients admitted to the hospital. METHODS 522 children and juvenile(More)
BACKGROUND Airway eosinophilic inflammation is a pivotal feature of asthma. Epithelial cells play critical roles in airway eosinophilia. We hypothesized that epithelial microRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in airway eosinophilia. OBJECTIVE This study investigated the associations between epithelial and plasma miR-181b-5p and airway eosinophilic inflammation,(More)
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