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Liu R.,Taiyuan City Center Hospital | Wang Y.,Qinghai University | Zhao X.,Taiyuan City Center Hospital | Yang Y.,Taiyuan City Center Hospital | Zhang K.,Taiyuan City Center Hospital
European Journal of Dermatology | Year: 2014

Background: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder associated with a host of immune abnormalities. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have immunosuppressive properties and, in earlier studies, we found that the bone marrow MSCs of patients with psoriasis exhibit abnormal cytokine secretion. Since MSCs can be isolated from skin, we hypothesized that the biological characteristics of MSCs in psoriatic skin lesions might reflect the pathogenesis of psoriasis. Objective: To investigate the effects of MSCs from psoriatic skin lesions on T-cell proliferation. Materials and Methods: MSCs obtained from psoriatic skin lesions and healthy human skin were examined by flow cytometry and cell differentiation assays. MSCs were co-cultured with normal peripheral blood T cells to assess changes inT-cell proliferation. Concentrations of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-11, hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), and transforming growth factor (TGF)-1 in the MSC culture supernatants were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Results: Surface markers and differentiation capacity were similar in MSCs from both sources. MSCs in psoriatic skin lesions were weaker inhibitors of T-cell proliferation (p<0.05) and exhibited increased secretion of IL-11 and reduced secretion of IL-6 and HGF (p<0.05). Secretion of TGF-1 was unchanged (p > 0.05). Conclusion: This study demonstrated abnormalities in MSCs derived from psoriatic skin lesions. We suggest that the attenuated inhibitory effect on T-cell proliferation might be one of the pathogenic mechanisms of psoriasis. © 2014, John Libbey Eurotext, All rights reserved.


Li X.,Taiyuan City Center Hospital | Li J.,Taiyuan City Center Hospital | Yang Y.,Qinghai University | Hou R.,Taiyuan City Center Hospital | And 7 more authors.
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology | Year: 2013

Background Psoriasis, lichen planus (LP), and atopic dermatitis (AD) are common chronic inflammatory skin diseases mediated by immune responses. Objective We used RNA sequencing to investigate messenger RNA expression patterns in peripheral T cells of Chinese patients with psoriasis, LP, or AD and of healthy individuals. Methods After peripheral T-cell proliferation, messenger RNA expression patterns were investigated by RNA sequencing, and 6 randomly selected genes were verified by real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. Results Six genes were down-regulated and 33 were up-regulated in these diseases. Gene ontology analysis revealed enrichment of genes involved in positive regulation of T-cell activation. Regulation of nuclear premessenger RNA domain containing 1B (RPRD1B) expression was enhanced in psoriasis. Limitations The role of hereditary factors in RPRD1B expression in T cells was not considered. Immunomodulators (thymopeptide, levamisole, BCG polysaccharide, nucleic acid injection, and transfer factor) were previously given to patients with psoriasis and LP, but not to patients with AD; the effects of these immunomodulators on gene expression is uncertain. Conclusion RPRD1B may be involved in T-cell activation in our Chinese psoriatic cohort, and may play a role in stimulating epidermal hyperproliferation.


Liu J.,Taiyuan City Center Hospital | Zhang B.,Taiyuan City Center Hospital
Nano Biomedicine and Engineering | Year: 2010

The Electrochemical behaviors of Daunorubicin hydrochloride, and the interactions between Daunorubicin hydrochloride and BSA, were studied in this paper, with Linear sweep voltammetry and Cyclic voltammety methods. The results showed that, there was a reductive peak at E=-0.66V in the Linear sweep voltammetry of Daunorubicin hydrochloride, on condition of 0.1 mol·L -1Na 2SO 4, pH 8.5B-R buffer solution. After BSA was introduced, the system peak current reduced. There was a maximal system peak current Δip", when the concentration of Daunorubicin hydrochloride was 5.0×10 -5 molL -1. At the range of 5.0×10 -8 molL-1 -1.0×10 -1 molL -1 of the concentration of BSA, it existed a good linear relation between the reduced valve of the peak current of Daunorubicin hydrochloride and the concentration of BSA. This method can be used in the detection of the concentration of BSA. © 2010 J. Liu et al.


Hao H.-H.,Shanxi Medical University | Wang L.,Shanxi Medical University | Guo Z.-J.,Taiyuan City Center Hospital | Bai L.,Taiyuan City Center Hospital | And 6 more authors.
Neuroscience Bulletin | Year: 2013

Secondary damage is a critical determinant of the functional outcome in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), and involves multiple mechanisms of which the most important is the loss of nerve cells mediated by multiple factors. Autophagy can result in cell death, and plays a key role in the development of SCI. It has been recognized that valproic acid (VPA) is neuroprotective in certain experimental animal models, however, the levels of autophagic changes in the process of neuroprotection by VPA treatment following SCI are still unknown. In the present study, we determined the extent of autophagy after VPA treatment in a rat model of SCI. We found that both the mRNA and protein levels of Beclin-1 and LC3 were significantly increased at 1, 2, and 6 h after SCI and peaked at 2 h; however, Western blot showed that autophagy was markedly decreased by VPA treatment at 2 h post-injury. Besides, post-SCI treatment with VPA improved the Basso-Beattie-Bresnahan scale, increased the number of ventral horn motoneurons, and reduced myelin sheath damage compared with vehicle-treated animals at 42 days after SCI. Together, our results demonstrated the characteristics of autophagy expression following SCI, and found that VPA reduced autophagy and enhanced motor function. © 2013 Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


PubMed | Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan City Center Hospital and General Hospital of TISCO
Type: Comparative Study | Journal: Biotechnology letters | Year: 2016

We characterized mRNA expression profiles in normal and psoriatic human dermal mesenchymal stem cells (DMSCs) to provide a reference for future investigation of differential gene expression in DMSCs.Microarray and RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) analyses both identified 23 differentially expressed genes using both platforms. The results showed comparable upregulation or downregulation for 14/23 genes using either platform and a 100 % coincidence rate was found by real-time PCR. For all of the differentially expressed genes that were verified by real-time PCR, the coincidence rate for RNA-Seq and real-time PCR was significantly higher than that for microarray analysis and real-time PCR (83.3 vs. 37.5 %, P < 0.0001). Furthermore, RNA-Seq revealed the presence of over 2300 novel transcription tags.Relative to microarray analysis, RNA-Seq is more accurate in identifying differentially expressed genes in DMSCs.


PubMed | Taiyuan City Center Hospital and Zibo City First Hospital
Type: | Journal: Stem cells international | Year: 2016

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) exhibit high proliferation and self-renewal capabilities and are critical for tissue repair and regeneration during ontogenesis. They also play a role in immunomodulation. MSCs can be isolated from a variety of tissues and have many potential applications in the clinical setting. However, MSCs of different origins may possess different biological characteristics. In this study, we performed a comprehensive comparison of MSCs isolated from bone marrow and skin (BMMSCs and SMSCs, resp.), including analysis of the skin sampling area, separation method, culture conditions, primary and passage culture times, cell surface markers, multipotency, cytokine secretion, gene expression, and fibroblast-like features. The results showed that the MSCs from both sources had similar cell morphologies, surface markers, and differentiation capacities. However, the two cell types exhibited major differences in growth characteristics; the primary culture time of BMMSCs was significantly shorter than that of SMSCs, whereas the growth rate of BMMSCs was lower than that of SMSCs after passaging. Moreover, differences in gene expression and cytokine secretion profiles were observed. For example, secretion of proliferative cytokines was significantly higher for SMSCs than for BMMSCs. Our findings provide insights into the different biological functions of both cell types.


PubMed | Changzhi City Second Peoples Hospital, Shanxi Medical University and Taiyuan City Center Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: The Journal of dermatology | Year: 2015

Psoriasis is mediated primarily by T cells, which reduce epidermal turnover time and affect keratinocyte proliferation. We aimed to identify differentially expressed genes (DEG) in T cells from normal, five pairs of monozygotic twins concordant or discordant for psoriasis, to determine whether these DEG may account for the influence to epidermal turnover time and keratinocyte proliferation. The impact of T cells on keratinocyte proliferation and epidermal turnover time were investigated separately by immunohistochemistry and cultured with (3) H-TdR. mRNA expression patterns were investigated by RNA sequencing and verified by real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. After co-culture with psoriatic T cells, the expression of Ki-67, c-Myc and p53 increased, while expression of Bcl-2 and epidermal turnover time decreased. There were 14 DEG which were found to participate in the regulation of cell proliferation or differentiation. Psoriatic T cells exhibited the ability to decrease epidermal turnover time and affect keratinocyte proliferation because of the differential expression of PPIL1, HSPH1, SENP3, NUP54, FABP5, PLEKHG3, SLC9A9 and CHCHD4.


PubMed | Taiyuan City Center Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Genetics and molecular research : GMR | Year: 2016

Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease characterized by excessive proliferation and abnormal differentiation and apoptosis of keratinocytes (KCs). Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from skin lesions of psoriasis patients demonstrate abnormal cytokine secretion, which may affect KC proliferation and apoptosis. Here, we explored how MSCs from skin lesions of psoriasis patients affect HaCaT cell proliferation and apoptosis. First, flow cytometry and multipotent differentiation methods were used to identify skin MSCs, which were then co-cultured with HaCaT cells. HaCaT cell proliferation was analyzed in real-time, and cell cycle progression and apoptosis were assessed by flow cytometry. Cell morphologies and multipotencies of skin MSCs were similar between the psoriasis group and healthy control group, with high levels of CD29, CD44, CD73, CD90, and CD105 and limited expression of CD34, CD45, and HLA-DR. MSCs from skin lesions of psoriasis patients promote KC proliferation more potently and are less capable of inducing KC apoptosis. This may underlie KC proliferation and abnormal apoptosis in psoriasis skin lesions, which results in abnormal thickening of the epidermis.


PubMed | Taiyuan City Center Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Genetics and molecular research : GMR | Year: 2015

There are significant differences on the biological characteristics of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs), immunological response, and antigen-presenting functions between patients with psoriasis and normal subjects, but there are no significant differences in aborted fetuses. We examined the differences in BMMSCs between aborted fetuses and patients with psoriasis in this study. Bone marrow from normal subjects, aborted fetuses, and patients with psoriasis were obtained using a MidiMACS machine. Density gradient centrifugation method was used to isolate the bone marrow mononuclear cells of patients with psoriasis and aborted fetus and the cells were cultivated. Bone marrow CD34(+) cells from normal subjects were isolated. MTT colorimetric detection was used to test the proliferation activity of bone marrow CD34(+) cells. The purity of bone marrow CD34(+) cells and BMMSCs was determined by flow cytometry. The BMMSC culture supernatant fluid of patients with psoriasis and aborted fetuses showed no statistically significant difference with bone marrow CD34(+) cell proliferation in normal subjects (P > 0.05).


PubMed | Taiyuan City Center Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Zhonghua yi xue za zhi | Year: 2014

To explore the correlations of integrons, gene cassettes and drug resistance phenotypes in 90 multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria.Class I/II/III integron and variable region of positive strains of 90 Gram-negative bacteria were amplified by PCR and types of integron variable region gene cassettes analyzed by DNA sequence. And the resistant rates of integron positive and negative strains were tested by drug susceptibility.The detection rate of integron was 81.1% (73/90) in 90 Gram-negative bacteria. The integron types were class I (n = 70), class II (n = 3) and class III (n = 0). Based on the BLAST analysis by GenBank database, in the amplified fragments of Class I integron positive strains variable region gene ranging from 730 to 3300 bp, 8 types of integron structure were identified. And there were aadB (n = 11), aac (6)-II (n = 7), aadA5 (n = 10), dfrA17-aadA5 (n = 14), dfrA12-OrfF-aadA2(n = 1), aacA4-catB8-aadA1(n = 24), aacC1-OrfA-OrfB-aadA1 (n = 3), catB3-aadB-dhfrV-aacA4-nit1-nit2 (n = 1), in which catB3-aadB-dhfrV-aacA4-nit1-nit2 was a new resistance gene cassette; the variable region fragment of class II integron positive strain was 1600 bp, with 3 carrier strains of sat2-aadA1 gene cassette.Susceptibility testing showed that the antimicrobial resistance rate of integron positive strains to aminoglycosides and sulfa were significantly higher than those of integron negative strains and accorded with the results of integration variable region gene cassettes; the positive strains were more sensitive to amikacin with a resistance rate of 32.9% (24/73); and the drug resistance rates of all beta-lactam strains were 80%.There is a higher carrier rates of classI integron in Gram-negative bacteria. And the resistant phenotype is related with the types of resistance gene cassettes of integron variable region.

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