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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is influenced by both environmental and genetic factors. ADAM33 (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase 33) has been one of the most exciting candidate genes for asthma since its first association with the disease in Caucasian populations. Recently, ADAM33 was shown to be associated with excessive decline of lung(More)
IL-1 receptor type 2 (IL-1R2) is known as one of natural IL-1β singling inhibitors in mammals. However, the functional role of IL-1R2 in fish remains largely unknown. In this study, grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus) IL-1R2 (gcIL-1R2) was identified and functionally characterized. Similar to its fish homologs, the deduced protein of gcIL-1R2 possessed(More)
Two cDNAs, encoding the stress-inducible 70-kDa heat shock protein (Hsp70) and the constitutively expressed 70-kDa heat shock cognate protein (Hsc70), were isolated from grass carp. The Hsp70 and Hsc70 cDNAs were 2250 bp and 2449 bp in length and contained 1932 bp and 1953 bp open reading frames, respectively. Tissue distribution results showed that(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common, complex disorder associated with substantial morbidity and mortality, influenced by both environmental factor and genetic factor. ADAM33 gene was found to be associated with asthma, declined lung function and COPD. The purpose of the study was to test whether SNPs in ADAM33 were associated with COPD(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is a potent regulatory cytokine, which serves as a key mediator of inflammation, immunity and apoptosis in mammals. Identification, expression and regulatory effects of TNF-α have been reported in various fish species, showing the structural and functional similarity or discrepancy between each other. In this study, TNF-α(More)
Foxp subfamily belongs to the Fox family of winged-helix transcription factors and plays critical roles in multiple biological processes including development and immunoregulation. However, little is known about the regulation and function of Foxp subfamily in fish immune system. In this study, we obtained the complete cDNAs of grass carp Foxp1a, Foxp1b and(More)
In mammals, interleukin-10 (IL-10) is known as a potent regulatory cytokine with pleiotropic effects on various leukocytes. Although teleost IL-10 has been identified in several fish species, its immunoregulatory role is still poorly understood. In the present study, grass carp IL-10 (gcIL-10) has been identified and recombinant gcIL-10 (rgcIL-10) was(More)
  • Le Fu, Wei Guo, +7 authors Ke Li
  • Biomarkers : biochemical indicators of exposure…
  • 2013
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to reveal the correlation of shedding and expression of c-Met in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patient. MATERIALS AND METHODS We measured soluble c-Met and c-Met level in a panel of pre-clinical models and 197 advanced Chinese NSCLC patients by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and immunohistochemistry,(More)
Although the roles of IL-17 family members during inflammation have been extensively studied in mammals, their knowledge in lower vertebrates is limited. In particular, the biological activities of fish IL-17 and their functional roles are largely unknown. In this study, we cloned grass carp IL-17D (gcIL-17D) and found that its putative protein possessed(More)
In this study, 573 nm quantum dots (QDs)-rabbit IgG-goat anti-rabbit IgG-638 nm QDs immunocomplexes were prepared, utilizing antigen-antibody interaction. 573 nm-emitting QDs were conjugated to antigen (rabbit IgG) and 638 nm-emitting QDs were conjugated to antibody (goat anti-rabbit IgG) via electrostatic/hydrophilic self-assembly, respectively. The mutual(More)