Zhanhui Wang

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Two forms of hepatitis B virus (HBV) C/D recombinant have been identified in western China, but little is known about their geographical and ethnic distributions, and particularly the clinical significance and specific mutations in the pre-core region. To address these questions, a total of 624 chronic HBV carriers from four ethnic populations representing(More)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) subgenotypes Ba, C1 (Cs), and C2 (Ce) are the most prevalent HBV variants in China. To investigate the virological characteristics of these subgenotypes and their clinical implications, we enrolled a cohort of 211 patients in the Guangdong Province of China, including 132 with chronic hepatitis B virus infection (CH), 32 with liver(More)
This review focuses on the toxicity and metabolism of T-2 toxin and analytical methods used for the determination of T-2 toxin. Among the naturally occurring trichothecenes in food and feed, T-2 toxin is a cytotoxic fungal secondary metabolite produced by various species of Fusarium. Following ingestion, T-2 toxin causes acute and chronic toxicity and(More)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes have a characteristic geographical distribution. More than 90% of chronic HBV patients in China are infected with genotypes B or C. Here, eight HBV isolates that were initially classified as genotype D by PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis were analysed in detail. The complete HBV genome was sequenced and(More)
Conventional in vitro cell culture that utilizes culture dishes or microtiter plates is labor-intensive and time-consuming, and requires technical expertise and specific facilities to handle cell harvesting, media exchange and cell subculturing procedures. A microfluidic array platform with eight microsieves in each cell culture chamber is presented for(More)
It is well documented that perinatal transmission is the major cause of chronic HBV infection in China. However, the mechanisms of HBV perinatal transmission are not defined clearly. It is not known whether hepatitis B e antigen can cross the human placenta, and the rate of HBeAg decay in babies with and without HBV breakthrough has not been studied. In(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (CLF) is generally considered the surgical approach of choice for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic fundoplication (RALF) has recently been introduced into laparoscopic clinical practice with the aim of improving surgical performance by eliminating tremors and fatigue.(More)
Eight Hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes (A to H) have been identified based on an intergenotype divergence of 8% or more in the entire nucleotide sequence. Subgenotypes have also been identified in different HBV genotypes. As a highly endemic area for HBV infection, the prevalence of chronic HBV infection in China is between 8 and 20% of the general(More)
BACKGROUND Leiomyoma is a relatively common submucosal tumor in the upper-GI tract. The efficacy of a new method for resection of these tumors, endoscopic band ligation, was evaluated. METHODS The study included 59 patients with 64 small upper-GI leiomyomas arising in the muscularis propria as determined by endoscopy, EUS, and EUS-guided FNA. The(More)
The prevalence of a G1862T variant of hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been investigated in patients with fulminant hepatitis and chronic liver disease, using primer mismatch amplification, followed by restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. This variant was five times more common in patients with fulminant hepatitis (13.7%, 7 of 52) than in chronic(More)