Yeping Sun

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Dynamin, a large guanosine triphosphatase (GTPase), has been implicated in virus entry, but its mechanisms of action are controversial. The entry procedure of most enveloped viruses involves endocytosis and membrane fusion. Dynamin has been suggested to act both as a regulatory GTPase by controlling the early stages of clathrin-mediated endocytosis (CME),(More)
Immunotherapy of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using oral-dosed native chicken or bovine type II collagen (nCII) to induce specific immune tolerance is an attractive strategy. However, the majority of clinical trials of oral tolerance in human diseases including RA in recent years have been disappointing. Here, we describe a novel recombinant peptide rcCTE1-2(More)
Influenza virus is the causative agent of the seasonal and occasional pandemic flu. The current H1N1 influenza pandemic, announced by the WHO in June 2009, is highly contagious and responsible for global economic losses and fatalities. Although the H1N1 gene segments have three origins in terms of host species, the virus has been named swine-origin(More)
BACKGROUND Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), which emerged with highly contagious and life-threatening characteristics in 2002, remains a potential risk for future outbreaks. Membrane (M) and envelope (E) proteins are major structural proteins of the SARS-CoV. The M protein has been determined as a protective antigen in humoral(More)
The 2009 swine-origin influenza virus (S-OIV, H1N1 subtype) has developed into a new pandemic influenza as announced by the World Health Organization. In order to uncover clues about the determinants for virulence and pathogenicity of the virus, we characterized the functional modules of the surface glycoprotein hemagglutinin (HA), the most important(More)
The haemagglutinin (HA) glycoprotein of influenza A virus is a major antigen that initiates humoral immunity against infection; however, the cellular immune response against HA is poorly understood. Furthermore, HA-derived cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) epitopes are relatively rare in comparison to other internal gene products. Here, CTL epitopes of the HA(More)
In March and early April 2009, a new swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus (S-OIV) emerged in Mexico and the United States. The virus spreads worldwide by human to human transmission. Within a few weeks, it reached a pandemic level. The virus is a novel reassorment virus. It contains gene fragments of influenza virus of swine, avian and human emerged from a(More)
Novel strains of influenza A viruses (IAVs) have emerged with high infectivity and/or pathogenicity in recent years, causing worldwide concern. T cells are correlated with protection in humans through cross-reactive immunity against heterosubtypes of IAV. However, the different hierarchical roles of IAV-derived epitopes with distinct levels of polymorphism(More)
Fifty years ago, a great achievement in life science occurred in China—the complete synthesis of crystalline bovine insulin—which gave Chinese scientists a sense of great elation and pride. Insulin (Fig. 1) is a hormone secreted by β cells in pancreas. Before the clinical application of insulin, diabetes was a feared disease that commonly led to death.(More)
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