Zhuoli Zhang

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The immune system is able to respond to millions of antigens using adaptive receptors, including the alphabeta-T-cell receptor (TCR). Upon antigen encounter a T-cell may proliferate to produce a clone of TCR-identical cells, which develop a memory phenotype. Previous studies suggested that most memory clones are clearly expanded. In accordance, the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness of flow-sensitive dephasing (FSD) magnetization preparation in improving blood signal suppression of three-dimensional (3D) turbo spin-echo (TSE) sequence (SPACE) for isotropic high-spatial-resolution carotid arterial wall imaging at 3T. MATERIALS AND METHODS The FSD-prepared SPACE sequence (FSD-SPACE) was implemented(More)
Primary Sjögren's syndrome is one of the most common autoimmune diseases. So far, genetic studies of Sjögren's syndrome have relied mostly on candidate gene approaches. To identify new genetic susceptibility loci for primary Sjögren's syndrome, we performed a three-stage genome-wide association study in Han Chinese. In the discovery stage, we analyzed(More)
PURPOSE Photothermal ablation is a minimally invasive approach, which typically involves delivery of photothermal sensitizers to targeted tissues. The purpose of our study was to demonstrate that gold nanoparticles are phagocytosed by pancreatic cancer cells, thus permitting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of sensitizer delivery and photothermal ablation.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the image quality, radiation dose, and diagnostic accuracy of dual-energy CT angiography (CTA) compared with 3D rotational digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in the detection of intracranial aneurysms. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Forty-six patients with clinically suspected intracranial aneurysms underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Dual-source CT coronary angiography (CTCA) has been used to detect coronary artery disease; however, the factors with potential to affect its diagnostic accuracy remain to be defined. PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the accuracy of dual-source CTCA in diagnosing coronary artery stenosis according to conventional coronary angiography (CAG),(More)
For the purpose of investigating Behcet’s disease in China, all the patients diagnosed as Behcet’s disease in our hospital during the past 2 years were recruited into the study. The clinical and laboratory data of the patients were recorded and further analyzed; 334 patients were included with 195 males and 139 females. The mean age at onset was 35.8 ± 11.1(More)
RATIONALE Although the phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors sildenafil and tadalafil have demonstrated efficacy in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), monotherapy with these agents has not been conclusively shown to reduce clinical worsening events. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor(More)
Magnetization transfer magnetic resonance imaging measurements were performed in three pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma mouse xenograft models. For each of 28 pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma xenografts, MT ratios (MTRs) were calculated and compared to histologic fibrosis levels from reference standard trichrome staining. MTR was found to be significantly(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the relationship between gas-challenge blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging measurements and hepatic disease progression in a rat model of diethylnitrosamine (DEN)-induced liver fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The institutional animal care and use committee approved all experiments. Liver fibrosis was(More)