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UNLABELLED (131)I whole-body scintigraphy (WBS) is a highly sensitive method for the detection of differentiated thyroid tumors and metastases. However, a lack of anatomic landmarks and the physiologic accumulation of the tracer complicate interpretation of the images. This prospective study was designed to evaluate the incremental value of (131)I SPECT/CT(More)
BACKGROUND Sorafenib has shown promise in the treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic thyroid carcinoma. However, the optimal dose has not been established and data on Chinese population are not available. We conducted a study to assess the responses to sorafenib at a low dose of 200 mg twice daily in patients with progressive(More)
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious disease of cloven-hoofed animals. To prevent the spread of FMDV, inactivated virus vaccines are used to immunize animals in developing countries. However, there are safety concerns. In addition, it is difficult to distinguish the vaccinated animals from those naturally infected ones. In our lab, we have(More)
BACKGROUND Sorafenib has shown promise in the treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic thyroid carcinoma. However, its therapeutic effect has not been assessed in patients with brain metastases from follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC). Here, we report a patient in whom this treatment was employed with a relatively favorable response. PATIENT AND(More)
We have successfully synthesized GSH and TGA co-capped CdTe quantum dots (QDs) with good biological compatibility and high fluorescence intensity. The effects of different reaction time, temperature, pH value, ligand concentration and the molar ratio of GSH/TGA were carefully investigated to optimize the synthesis condition. The optical properties of(More)
MF59 is an oil-in-water emulsion adjuvant approved for influenza vaccines for human use in Europe. Due to its Th2 inducing properties, MF59 is seldom tested for cancer vaccines. In this study, MF59 formulated with a C-type CpG oligodeoxynucleotide (YW002) was tested for its Th1 adjuvant activity to induce immune responses to HSP65-MUC1, a recombinant fusion(More)
Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) can sense pathogen DNA and CpG ODN or even self-DNA by trafficking assisted by Unc93B1, an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) transmembrane protein, from ER to endolysosomes or cell surface. In previous study, we found that an oligodeoxynucleotide with CCT repeats (SAT05f) could selectively inhibit TLR7/9 activation. However, the(More)
To distinguish the antibodies induced by Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) infection from those induced by vaccination, a recombinant N-terminal truncated FMDV non-structural protein (NSP) of 3AB, designated as r3aB, was constructed by deleting 80 amino acids displayed about 30% homology to transposase IS4 family protein of Escherichia coli, expressed in(More)
Coxsackie B3 virus (CVB3) is the most significant pathogen causing myocarditis in humans, and antiviral therapy would be most effective in the early stages of the disease. Here we provide evidence that BW001, a C-type CpG oligodeoxynucleotide, induces anti-CVB3 activity in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). In parallel, we have demonstrated(More)
Increasing evidence suggests that the alcoholic liver injury is associated with activation of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and the consequent over-production of inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α. However, few studies have evaluated the effect of CpG ODN, a TLR9 agonist, on alcoholic liver injury. In this study, an animal model of acute alcohol-induced(More)