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CONTEXT Follicular helper T (Tfh) cells exert an important role in the autoimmune diseases. AIM Our study aimed to explore the role of Tfh cells in patients with autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD). DESIGN Tfh cell is a new subset regulating the antibody production of B cell. Previous studies implicated CD4+CXCR5+ICOShigh or CD4+CXCR5+PD-1high as the(More)
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) affects the health of young children globally causing severe neurologic diseases. The relationship between EV71 infection and T helper type 17 (Th17) has not been described, although this new Th subset or interleukin-17 (IL-17) has been reported to be associated with other viral infections. The purpose of the current study was to(More)
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is an organ-specific immune disease characterized by the presence of lymphocytic infiltration and serum autoantibodies. Previous studies have confirmed the critical role of Th17 cells in the pathopoiesis of HT patients. Additionally, regulatory T cells (Treg) display a dysregulatory function in autoimmune disease. The purpose of(More)
Herbaspirillum species, colonized the plant rhizosphere, also called rhizobacteria, are plant growth-promoting bacteria. Recently we isolated Herbaspirillum from blood cultures of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and identified by PCR and gene sequencing. Herbaspirillum may be a potential pathogenic bacteria. Although the exact role that these species(More)
OBJECTIVES The role of integrons in the spread of antibiotic resistance has been well established. The aim of this study was to investigate the resistance profiles of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from patients in Zhenjiang to 13 antibiotics, and to identify the structure and dissemination of class 1 integrons. METHODS The Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion(More)
Follicular helper T (Tfh) cells are increasingly recognized as participants in various autoimmune diseases, including Graves' disease. Although many transcription factors and cytokines are known to regulate Tfh cells, the role of noncoding RNA in Tfh cells development and function is poorly understood. Twenty-three patients with GD, eleven patients with(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis(RA) is a common autoimmune disease associated with Th17 cells, but what about the effect of high-mobility group box chromosomal protein 1 (HMGB1) and the relationship between Th17-associated factors and HMGB1 in RA remains unknown. In the present study, we investigated the mRNA levels of HMGB1, RORγt, and IL-17 in peripheral blood(More)
β-Glucans have been shown to enhance immune responses for centuries, which contributes to their anti-tumor property. However, their mechanisms of action are still elusive. Dectin-1, the C-type lectin receptor for β-glucan, is expressed abundantly on dendritic cells (DCs). Activation of DCs via Dectin-1 can lead to the maturation of DC, inducing both innate(More)
T-bet plays an important role in immunoregulation; it induces the differentiation of Th1 together with the homeobox transcription factor gene Hlx. Recent studies show that T-bet and Th1-associated factors are critical in regulating tumor development. However, the contributions of Hlx in the occurrence and development of cancer remain unknown. In this study,(More)
Interleukin IL-23 receptor (IL-23R) is increasingly recognized as a key checkpoint in autoimmune diseases, including Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). However, the molecular mechanisms regulating IL-23R expression are still unknown. MicroRNAs have emerged as key regulators of various biological events via suppressing target mRNAs at the posttranscriptional(More)