Xingping Chen

Tongji Hospital, Wu-han-shih, Hubei, China

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    ABSTRACT: Dyschromatosis universalis hereditaria (DUH) is a pigmentary genodermatosis characterized by a mixture of hyper- and hypo-pigmented macules distributed randomly over the body. No causative genes have been reported to date. In this study, we investigated a large five-generation Chinese family with DUH. After excluding the two known DUH loci, we performed genome-wide linkage analysis and identified a DUH locus on chromosome 2q33.3-q36.1 with a maximum LOD score of 3.49 with marker D2S2382. Exome sequencing identified a c.T1067C (p.L356P) mutation in exon 3 of ABCB6 in the DUH family. Two additional missense mutations, c.508A>G (p.Ser170Gly) in exon 1, and c.1736G>A (p.Gly579Glu) in exon 12 of ABCB6 were found in two out of six patients by mutational screening using sporadic DUH patients. Immunohistologic examination in biopsy specimens showed that ABCB6 is expressed in the epidermis and had a diffuse cytoplasmic distribution. Subcellular localization examination of wild-type ABCB6 in a B16 mouse melanoma cell-line revealed that it is localized to the endosome-like compartment and dendrite tips, while disease-causing mutations of ABCB6 resulted in its retention in the Golgi apparatus. Our studies identified ABCB6 as the first pathogenic gene associated with DUH. These findings suggest that ABCB6 may be a physiological factor for skin pigmentation.Journal of Investigative Dermatology accepted article preview online, 21 March 2013; doi:10.1038/jid.2013.145.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2013 · Journal of Investigative Dermatology
  • Yunhua Deng · Fang Liu · Xingping Chen · Shengjun Lu

    No preview · Article · Jul 2012 · International journal of dermatology
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    ABSTRACT: Condylomata acuminata (CA) caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted disease with half a million new cases diagnosed in the United States per year and the annual increase in incidence in China. Recurrence is a major challenge for CA treatment. Recently, we demonstrated that FOXP3(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells mediate the immunosuppression in large genital warts. Here, we further report that low-dose cyclophosphamide (CY), a conventional chemotherapy drug, can effectively prevent the recurrence of large CA in clinical patients after laser therapy. Surprisingly, although 9 out of 52 patients recur six weeks after the combination treatment, the re-administration of low-dose CY alone completely eliminates most recurred lesions. We provide evidence that low-dose CY not only depletes patients' Treg cells and enhances function of HPV-specific T cells and NK cells in the periphery, but also ameliorates the immune milieu of the lesion site, leading to the elimination of remnant viruses. These findings have important clinical significance, and potentially lead to a therapeutic breakthrough for the treatment of CA.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2010 · Clinical Immunology

  • No preview · Article · Aug 2009 · European journal of dermatology: EJD
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    ABSTRACT: Familial progressive hyperpigmentation (FPH) is a rare autosomal dominantly inherited disorder characterized by patches of hyperpigmentation in the skin which are present at birth or in early infancy and increase in size and number with age. Although previous studies showed that FPH is a monogenic trait, the genetic basis for this disease is unknown. Using a genome screening with 182 STR markers from autosomes in a three-generation Chinese family with 17 members, including 6 affected individuals, we identified a locus linked to chromosome 19p13.1-pter responsible for FPH, spanning 45.48 cM between D19S593 and 19pter. Interestingly, this region harbors the LKB1 gene, in which germline mutations were shown to be associated with Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (PJS). PJS and FPH share the disorder of hyperpigmentation, the fine mapping of the FPH gene is expected to lead to a better understanding of the etiology for both FPH and PJS. The linkage of FPH locus to human chromosome 19p13.1-pter provides a genetic basis for further fine mapping.
    No preview · Article · May 2006 · European journal of dermatology: EJD
  • Yunhua Deng · Dongliang Yang · Xingping Chen · Yinling Chen
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    ABSTRACT: In order to investigate the IFN-gamma and IL-4 expression of CD8+ T lymphocytes in the peripheral blood from patients with recurrent genital herpes (RGH) at different clinical periods and their relationship with the pathogenesis of RGH, flow cytometry was used to detect the intracellular cytokines (IFN-gamma and IL-4) of CD8+ T lymphocytes in the peripheral blood of 30 patients with RGH at acute period, 20 patients with RGH at recovery period and 15 healthy volunteers. The results showed that RGH patients at acute period had a lower percentage of Tc1 subsets in peripheral blood than that of healthy controls (P < 0.001), especially a remarkable decreased percentage of Tc1 subsets (P < 0.001) among those RGH patients with recurrent number more than 3 in the recent half a year. Tc1/Tc2 ratio in the RGH patients at acute period was significantly decreased as compared with normal control group (P < 0.05). The recurrent number of acute patients in the recent half a year was significantly correlated with the percentage of Tc1 subsets and the ratio of Tc1/Tc2 (P < 0.05). A decreased percentage of Tc1 subsets was found among the RGH patients with recurrent number more than 3 in the recent half a year at recovery period in comparison with healthy volunteers (P < 0.05), and it was significantly correlated with the recurrent number in the recent half a year (P < 0.05). It is concluded that there are Tc1/Tc2 imbalance and a low level of Tc1 subsets in RGH patients who are relapsing repeatedly in the near period. The low level of Tc1 subsets may be an important factor for the recurrence of RGH and the reactivation of latent herpesvirus infection.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2006 · Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology
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    ABSTRACT: To observe the expression of CD40/CD40L on peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) in patients with condyloma acuminatum (CA), flow cytometry was employed to examine the expression of CD40 and CD40L on PMBC in 36 patients with CA and 20 healthy controls. Our results showed that mean level of CD40 expression in CA patients was significantly lower than that in the controls (6.58% +/- 2.74% vs 14.81% +/- 6.12%, t = 5.703, P < 0.05); the average level of CD40L in CA patients was also significantly lower than that in the controls (0.73% +/- 0.54% vs 2.67% +/- 2.43%, t = 3.532, P < 0.05). Our results suggest that the reduced costimulatory interaction of CD40 and CD40L in CA patients may be one of the important factors responsible for the low cellular immunity.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2006 · Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology
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    Dongxian Liu · Liyi Zhou · Xingping Chen
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    ABSTRACT: To study the mechanism of Condyloma acuminatum (CA) recurrence, and the association of CA recurrence with the ability of the host derived lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCL) stimulated by LPS to produce tumor necrosis factor (TNF), EBV-transformed B LCL were used as TNF producing cells. The ability of LCL stimulated by LPS to produce TNF was measured by bioassay. The results showed that the LCL from CA patients (including recurrent and non-recurrent CA patients) produced similar level of TNF stimulated by LPS to that of normal controls (29.54% +/- 11.28% vs 34.31% +/- 11.46%, P = 0.1498). The LCL of CA recurrent patients produced significantly lower amount of TNF than that of non-recurrent CA patients (23.72% +/- 7.41% vs 37.33% +/- 11.10%, P = 0.0032). Compared with the normal controls, CA recurrent patients showed a decreased ability to produce TNF (23.72% +/- 7.41 vs 34.31% +/- 11.46, P = 0.0054), whereas CA non recurrent patients had the similar ability to the controls (37.33% +/- 11.10 vs 34.31% +/- 11.46, P = 0.4914). It was concluded that the onset of CA was not relevant to the individual's ability to produce TNF. But the recurrence of CA was associated with the ability to produce TNF. It was also indicated that the TNF involved cellular immunity might play an important role in the clearance of the residual HPV by the host after treatment.
    Preview · Article · Feb 2003 · Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Yunhua Deng · Yingling Chen · Xingping Chen · Yongxi Li · Liyi Zhou
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    ABSTRACT: To compare the effects of polysaccharide nucleic acid fraction of bacillus calmette guerin (BCG-PSN) and thymopeptides on T-lymphocytes of normal and immunosuppressed mice, CD4+ and CD8+ T-lymphocyte subsets of single nucleic cell in thymus, spleen and peripheral blood were detected successively by flow cytometry after application of BCG-PSN and thymopeptides. Meanwhile, CD4+/CD8+ ratio was also calculated. The results showed that both BCG-PSN and thymopeptides could decrease the proportion of CD4+ CD8+ T-lymphocyte subsets in the thymus, at the same time increase CD4+ T-lymphocyte, CD8+ T-lymphocyte proportion in the three tissues. The fluctuation in amplitude was greater in thymopeptides group than that in BCG-PSN group. It is concluded that acting location of thymopeptides is in thymus, its stimulating action is stronger than that of BCG-PSN, while BCG-PSN not only accelerates the differentiation in thymus, but also has some direct stimulation to peripheral CD4+ T-lymphocytes, and can maintain CD4+/CD8+ ratio within normal range. So, BCG-PSN is safer.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2003 · Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology