Yeqing Shi

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Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) can produce a large amount of interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) upon exposure to TLR9 or TLR7 agonists. Human pDCs have been shown to play an important role in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) through increased production of IFN-alpha. So, how to negatively regulate activation of pDCs and how to evaluate(More)
OBJECTIVE Recently, attention has been attracted by the finding that overexpression of caveolin-1 induces cellular senescence in age-related diseases. We aimed to ascertain whether angiogenic growth factors (AGFs) can inhibit interleukin (IL)-1beta-induced senescence in human chondrocytes by downregulation of caveolin-1. METHODS We investigated the(More)
This study aimed to assess the responsiveness of ultrasonography (US)-7 in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Eighty-two RA patients were recruited and followed up for 22 weeks. The clinical, laboratory, and X-ray assessments, along with grayscale US (GSUS) and power Doppler US (PDUS) examinations were performed at baseline, 6, 14, and 22 weeks after(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to compare the efficacy of teriparatide, denosumab, and oral bisphosphonates for reducing fracture risk in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. METHODS We searched the literature, via PubMed, Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Library, to screen citations from January 1996 to October 2014 for inclusion in this study. A(More)
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