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The blunt snout bream, Megalobrama amblycephala, is a herbivorous freshwater fish species native to China and a major aquaculture species in Chinese freshwater polyculture systems. In recent years, the bacterium Aeromonas hydrophila has been reported to be its pathogen causing great losses of farmed fish. To understand the immune response of the blunt snout(More)
UNLABELLED Dendritic cells (DCs) are the most efficient antigen-presenting cells, playing a key role in the adaptive immune responses to viral infections. Our studies demonstrate that wild-type (wt) rabies virus (RABV) does not activate DCs. Adoptive transfer of DCs primed with wt RABV did not activate DCs, stimulate virus neutralizing antibodies (VNA), or(More)
Porcine circovirus type 1 (PCV1) and type 2 (PCV2) are two genotypes of porcine circovirus. Both of them are presumed to be widespread in the swine population. Currently, there is no specific treatment for their infections. RNA interference (RNAi) is a sequence-specific RNA degradation mechanism mediated by small interfering RNA (siRNA), which represents a(More)
Hypoxic pulmonary hypertension is a pathophysiological process important in the development of various cardiopulmonary diseases. Recently, we found that sulfur dioxide could be produced endogenously by pulmonary vessels, and that it showed vascular regulatory capabilities. In this paper, we examined the role of sulfur dioxide in hypoxic pulmonary vascular(More)
This study was designed to investigate the role of MCT1 in the development of cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer and its possible relationship with Fas. We found the expression of MCT1 was obviously increased both in cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer tissue and A2780/CP cells compared with sensitive ovarian cancer tissue and cell lines A2780. And in A2780(More)
Spring viremia of carp (SVC), caused by spring viremia of carp virus (SVCV) is an important disease due to its drastic effects on carp fisheries in many countries. To better understand molecular responses to SVCV infection, two dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) and MALDI-TOF/TOF were performed to investigate altered proteins in epithelioma papulosum(More)
BACKGROUND Japanese encephalitis (JE) caused by Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) accounts for acute illness and death. However, few studies have been conducted to unveil the potential pathogenesis mechanism of JEV. Dendritic cells (DCs) are the most prominent antigen-presenting cells (APCs) which induce dual humoral and cellular responses. Thus, the(More)
An attenuated Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) strain SA14-14-2, generated from the wild strain SA14, is an effective live vaccine against JEV infection. It has led to a significant decrease in JEV infection around the world. Although it is highly effective, the mechanism for its robust immunity was not well investigated. In this study, the interaction of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of Sanyinjiao (SP6) with electroacupuncture on labour pain in women during the labour process. METHODS A total of 350 women in labour from three centres were randomly divided into the electroacupuncture group (acupuncture group), the sham electroacupuncture group (sham group) and the control group. Women in labour in the(More)
The study was designed to explore flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) and endothelium function in children with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). The patient group consisted of 46 children 12 +/- 3 years of age who were diagnosed with POTS from June 2008 to January 2009 by head-up test or head-up tilt test at Peking University First Hospital.(More)