Yu-Jin Lu

Shanxi Medical University, Yangkü, Shanxi Sheng, China

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    ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to investigate expression of interferon regulatory factors (ICSBP/IRF8) and the potential role of DNA methylation in silencing ICSBP/IRF8 gene in multiple myeloma (MM) cell line U266 and bone marrow mononuclear cells from 10 MM patients (MM-BMMNC). The bone marrow mononuclear cells from 10 healthy persons (N-BMMNC) were collected and used as normal controls. Expression of ICSBP/IRF8 gene was detected by real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR (using 2(-ΔΔCT) to calculate); DNA methylation level of the ICSBP/IRF8 gene was measured using methylation-specific PCR (using the ratio of inferest gene ICSBP/IRF8 and internal reference β-actin expression as results). The results showed that as compared with N-BMMNC the lower expression of ICSBP/IRF8 gene was found in U266 cells and MM-BMMNC, the hypermethylation of the CpG island in the ICSBP/IRF8 promoter was observed, there were significant differences between N-BMMNC and MM-BMMNC or U266 cells (P < 0.05). It is concluded that the expression of ICSBP/IRF8 gene can be silenced in the MM-BMMNC and U226 cells. As the hypermethylation of CpG island in ICSBP/IRF8 promoter is a frequent event in MM cells, the ICSBP/IRF8 gene silencing caused by DNA methylation may take part in the pathogenesis and development of MM.
    Zhongguo shi yan xue ye xue za zhi / Zhongguo bing li sheng li xue hui = Journal of experimental hematology / Chinese Association of Pathophysiology 10/2012; 20(5):1127-30.
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    ABSTRACT: This study was purposed to explore the effect of a new generation of histone deacetylase inhibitor LBH589 alone or combined with bortezomib (Bor) on multiple myeloma cells (MM1R) in vitro. The effect of LBH589 (10, 20, 50 nmol/L) alone or combined with Bor (10, 20 nmol/L) on MM1R proliferation was detected by MTT method; the effect of LBH589 on cell cycle and apoptosis of MM1R cells were determined by flow cytometry; the histone H4 acetylation level of MM1R cells treated with LBH589 (10, 20, 50 nmol/L) for 24 h was analyzed by Western blot. The results showed that the LBH589 alone or combined with Bor all could inhibit the proliferation of MM1R cells in a concentration- and time-dependent manner. After MM1R cells were treated with drugs for 48 h, the cells in G(0)/G(1) phase increased, the cells in G(2)/M and S phase decreased, suggesting the arrest of cells in G(0)/G(1) phase, at the same time, the apoptosis rate of MM1R cells treated with drugs increased in a concentration-dependent manner, while the effect of LBH589 combined with Bor was more obvious than that of LBH589 alone (P < 0.001). Western blot analysis showed that the histone H4 acetylation level was enhanced in concentration-dependent manner after MM1R cells were treated with different concentrations of LBH589 for 24 h. It is concluded that the LBH589 can inhibit the proliferation of MM1R cells, block the cell cycle, induce cell apoptosis, moreover LBH589 combined with Bor has synergistic effect on MM1R cells.
    Zhongguo shi yan xue ye xue za zhi / Zhongguo bing li sheng li xue hui = Journal of experimental hematology / Chinese Association of Pathophysiology 10/2012; 20(5):1122-6.
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    ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To detect the frequencies of anti-GPIIb/IIIa antibody secreting B cells and platelet-specific antibody in patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and non-immune thrombocytopenia, and to evaluate their roles in the diagnosis of ITP and their clinical significance. METHODS: The frequencies of circulating B cells secreting anti-GPIIb/IIIa antibody and platelet-specific antibody in 58 ITP patients, 33 non-ITP patients and 31 healthy controls were tested by Enzyme-linked Immunospot Assay (ELISPOT) and modified monoclonal antibody immobilization of platelet antigens assay (MAIPA) respectively. RESULTS: The frequencies of circulating B cells secreting anti-GPIIb/IIIa antibody in ITP patients \[(6.6 ± 4.2)/10(5) PBMNC\] were significantly increased (P < 0.05) than that of the controls \[(1.3 ± 0.5)/10(5) PBMNC\] and non-immune thrombocytopenic purpura patients \[(2.2 ± 2.0)/10(5) PBMNC\]. However there was no apparent difference between the latter two groups (P > 0.05). ELISPOT had a sensitivity of 70.69%, a specificity of 90.91% for the diagnosis of ITP, the sensitivity being higher than that of modified MAIPA's (43.10%) (χ(2) = 7.03, P < 0.05). The ROC curve showed the discriminative validity of cytometric bead array was 0.886. CONCLUSION: The frequencies of circulating B cells secreting anti-GPIIb/IIIa antibody may reflect the pathogenesis of ITP. ELISPOT assay have high sensitivity and specificity than modified MAIPA for the diagnosis of ITP and the guidance for clinical therapy.
    Zhonghua xue ye xue za zhi = Zhonghua xueyexue zazhi 09/2010; 31(9):603-606.
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    ABSTRACT: To assess the clinical significance of detecting the immune markers in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). The frequencies of circulating B cells secreting platelet-specific antibody, platelet-specific antibody, the percentage of T lymphocyte subsets, the percentage of reticulated platelet and the level of thrombopoietin in 64 ITP patients and 31 healthy controls were measured with enzyme-linked immunospot assay (ELISPOT), modified monoclonal antibody immobilization of platelet antigens assay (MAIPA), flow cytometry and sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay respectively. Compared with the controls [1.3 ± 0.5/10(5) peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC), (0.33 ± 0.06, 0.41 ± 0.03), (22.08 ± 4.54)% and (8.19 ± 2.46)%], the frequencies of circulating B cells secreting platelet-specific antibody (7.6 ± 4.6/10(5) PBMC in acute ITP group, 5.3 ± 3.0/10(5) PBMC in chronic ITP group), platelet-specific antibody (including the anti-GPIIb/IIIa antibody, anti-GPIb/IX antibody) (0.51 ± 0.11, 0.48 ± 0.06 in acute ITP group; 0.49 ± 0.10, 0.46 ± 0.09 in chronic ITP group), the percentage of CD(8)(+) T Lymphocyte (27.09 ± 9.86)%, the percentage of reticulated platelet in ITP patients [the megakaryocyte cytosis group (24.85 ± 19.18)%, the normal megakaryocyte group (23.89 ± 18.90)%] were significantly increased (all P < 0.05). The frequencies of circulating B cells secreting platelet-specific antibody in acute ITP patients were notably increased (P < 0.05) compared to the chronic ITP patients. In T lymphocyte subsets, the percentage of CD(3)(+) T lymphocyte and CD(4)(+) T lymphocyte and the ratio of CD(4)(+)/CD(8)(+) in the patients with ITP [(60.88 ± 14.59)%, (28.41 ± 10.55)%, 1.18 ± 0.59] were notably decreased than those in the healthy controls [(69.89 ± 6.43)%, (35.38 ± 5.05)%, 1.64 ± 0.29, P < 0.05]. There was no apparent difference of the level of thrombopoietin between ITP patients with megakaryocyte cytosis (72.09 ± 41.64) and health controls (75.37 ± 26.32, P > 0.05), however, the level of thrombopoietin of ITP patients with normal megakaryocyte apparently increased (118.60 ± 70.72, P < 0.05). Detecting the frequencies of circulating B cells secreting platelet-specific antibody, platelet-specific antibody, the percentage of T lymphocyte subsets, the percentage of reticulated platelet and the level of thrombopoietin in the patients with ITP may improve the diagnosis and guide clinical therapy.
    Zhonghua nei ke za zhi [Chinese journal of internal medicine] 09/2010; 49(9):765-8.
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    ABSTRACT: This study was purposed to investigate the mechanism of C-reactive protein (CRP) on proliferation of U266 cells. The human multiple myeloma cell line U266 was incubated with human CRP (0, 5, 10, 20 mg/L) for 24 hours, then the proliferation level of U266 cells was detected by using blood analyser. The mRNA expressions of survivin and HSP90alpha were examined by RT-PCR. The results showed that the proliferation ratio was increased, as compared with the control group (p<0.05); furthermore, the mRNA levels of survivin and HSP90alpha were up-regulated in proportion to the increased CRP concentrations. There was significant correlation between expression of survivin and HSP90alpha (r=0.737, p<0.0001) in incubated cells. It is concluded that CRP can stimulate the proliferation of MM cells directly by up-regulating the expression of survivin and HSP90alpha in MM cells. CRP can be regarded as a potential target for MM treatment.
    Zhongguo shi yan xue ye xue za zhi / Zhongguo bing li sheng li xue hui = Journal of experimental hematology / Chinese Association of Pathophysiology 10/2009; 17(5):1242-5.