Zhi-qiang Bi

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OBJECTIVE To further investigate the effects of ultraviolet (UV)-irradiated urocanic acid (UCA) on T lymphocytes, the effects of cis-UCA on T lymphocyte IL-10 secretion was studied. METHODS Four groups of normal lymphocytes were cultured in RPMI-1640 containing 15% fetal calf serum. Besides negative and phytohemagglutinin (PHA) positive control, the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the antimycobacterial activities of rifampicin (RFP) and rifabutin (RBT), and to evaluate the correlation between RBT resistance and genetic alterations in the rpoB gene. METHODS The microplate-based alamar blue assay (MABA) method was performed to detect the antimycobacterial activities of RFP and RBT in 168 strains of Mycobacterium(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the mycobacterium efficacy of linezolid to Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli and Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) in vitro, and to analyze the interaction between linezolid and other anti-TB drugs in vitro. METHODS The minimum inhibition concentrations (MICs) of 121 Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates and 30 non(More)
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