Jian-Ping Guo

Peking University, Peping, Beijing, China

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  • Yan Du · Xu Liu · Jian-Ping Guo · Xia Liu · Ru Li · Yi Zhao · Ming-Hui Li · Zhan-Guo Li
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    ABSTRACT: The present study was undertaken to investigate the association of peptidyl-arginine-deiminase type IV gene (PADI4) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) susceptibility, and to determine whether there is any impact of PADI4 polymorphisms on RA subsets or phenotypes in a large Chinese Han cohort. Two PADI4 SNPs (rs2240340 and rs1748033) were genotyped in 1216 Chinese Han RA patients and 1040 unaffected controls by TaqMan SNP Assays. Serum anti-CCP antibody and anti-PAD4 antibody levels were measured by ELISA. Bone destruction was scored by Sharp-van der Heijde scores (SHSs) of hands in 463 patients. The two SNPs rs2240340 and rs1748033 of PADI4 showed strong association with RA susceptibility (OR=1.23, 95% CI 1.09-1.38, p=6.66×10-4; and OR=1.24, 95% CI 1.10-1.41, p=6.98×10-4, respectively). RA risk genotypes of PADI4 were specifically associated with anti-CCP positive RA (rs2240340: p=5.13×10-6; rs1748033: p=2.97×10-3, respectively). Furthermore, there was a trend association between PADI4 rs2240340 and radiographic severity, though it did not reach the statistic significance (p=0.088). Our data provide strong evidence that PADI4 polymorphisms are risk factors contributed to RA susceptibility, especially for anti-CCP positive RA, and may confer higher risk of RA radiographic severity in Chinese Han population.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2014 · Clinical and experimental rheumatology
  • Xin-Yu Wu · Jian-Ping Guo · Fang-Rui Yin · Xiao-Lan Lu · Ru Li · Jing He · Xu Liu · Zhan-Guo Li
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    ABSTRACT: Macrophage-inducible C-type lectin (MINCLE) is an important member of C-type lectin superfamily, which has been shown evidence for susceptibility to arthritis in animal models. We aimed to investigate the possible association of MINCLE with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) susceptibility in Chinese Han population. Haplotypes from HapMap database (Chinese Han Beijing, CHB) were used to select tag-single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) (r(2) = 0.8) residing in MINCLE gene. A total of 563 patients with RA and 404 healthy controls were TagMan genotyped for SNP rs10841845. Association analyses were performed on the whole data set and on RA subsets based on gender difference and the status of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibody in RA patients. Association statistics were calculated by age and sex adjusted logistic regression. Overall, MINCLE SNP rs10841845 was not associated with susceptibility to RA. However, following anti-CCP stratification, rs10841845 GG genotypes conferred a significantly protective effects against anti-CCP-positive RA (OR 0.65, 95%CI 0.430 - 0.995, P = 0.048). Following gender stratification, SNP rs10841845 G allele appeared to insert its RA protective effect only in male patients, both at allele level (G vs. A OR 0.66, 95%CI 0.46 - 0.93, P = 0.018) and at genotype level (GG vs. AA+AG, OR 0.429, 95%CI 0.20 - 0.95, P = 0.036). Notably, the male RA protective effect of rs10841845 G allele was only seen in anti-CCP-positive RA (G vs. A: OR 0.64, 95%CI 0.43 - 0.96, P = 0.029; GG vs. AA+AG: OR 0.375, 95%CI 0.14 - 0.94, P = 0.038). Furthermore, we observed a significant reduction of Disease Activity Score (DAS) 28 score (3.91 ± 0.70 vs. 5.66 ± 0.31, P = 0.022) and serum C-reactive protein levels (31.64 ± 24.13 vs. 91.80 ± 12.02, P = 0.012) in male anti-CCP-positive RA patients carrying rs10841845 GG genotype, compared with patients carrying AA+AG genotypes. Our study provides the evidence for a gender specific association between MINCLE rs10841845 and RA susceptibility. The SNP rs10841845 G allele appears to have protective effect against anti-CCP-positive RA and confer reduced RA activity in men.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2012 · Chinese medical journal
  • Yan Ding · Jing He · Jian-Ping Guo · Yi-Jun Dai · Chun Li · Min Feng · Ru Li · Zhan-Guo Li
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    ABSTRACT: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) mostly occurred in young women. This study was undertaken to investigate the different clinical characteristics of SLE between male and female patients, and to identify the sex hormone levels and clinical outcomes of different gender in SLE patients. Of the 516 SLE patients admitted to the Peking University People's Hospital from January 2008 to December 2010, 58 were male and 458 were female. Clinical manifestations, laboratory profiles and disease activity scores were evaluated in male and female patients. Sex hormones levels were also compared among male patients. The median age at SLE onset in male and female patients was 27.2 and 28.6 years, respectively. Compared with female patients, at onset of SLE, male patients showed higher rates of serious renal disease (58.6% vs. 47.2%, P = 0.064), neuropsychiatric SLE (20.7% vs. 12.0%, P = 0.055), and a higher incidence of anti-ds-DNA (25.9% vs. 16.8%, P = 0.069), anti-Sm (17.2% vs. 8.7%, P = 0.002), anti-Ro (46.6% vs. 28.4%, P = 0.004), anti-U1RNP (29.3% vs. 15.3%, P = 0.010), anticardiolipin antibody (25.9% vs. 11.4%, P = 0.004), and decreased C3 levels (67.2% vs. 49.8%, P = 0.009). Systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity index (SLEDAI) scores were higher in men than in women (16.8 vs. 12.8, P = 0.038). Of the 58 male patients, 24 had not received aggressive treatment during the three months prior to the study. Levels of testosterone and dihydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) were lower in male SLE patients than in male healthy controls (P = 0.004 and P = 0.006, respectively). Low serum testosterone was an independent risk factor for the development of lupus nephritis (P = 0.043). Male patients with elevated serum prolactin were at increased risk of developing neuropsychiatric manifestations of SLE (P = 0.081). Early recognition of risk factors and appropriate intervention are essential, which might lead to high disease activity and serious systemic damage in male SLE patients.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2012 · Chinese medical journal
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    ABSTRACT: A previous study has shown that rs548234 polymorphism at PRDM1-ATG5 region is associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Caucasian populations. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of rs548234 polymorphism at PRDM1-ATG5 region on susceptibility to RA in Chinese Han population. We genotyped 848 RA patients and 1431 matched healthy controls for rs548234 single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) with a predesigned TaqMan SNP genotyping assay. Association analyses were performed on the whole data set and on rheumatoid factors (RF) and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptides (anti-CCP) antibody. Finally, we carried out combined analysis of rs548234 association with RA based on the published data. No significant difference in the genotype distribution between RA patients and healthy controls for rs548234 (C/T) polymorphism was found in Chinese Han population, neither in whole data set nor in stratified subsets, e.g. RF and anti-CCP status. Association analysis in different ethnic groups showed that rs548234 at PRDM1-ATG5 region was associated with RA in Caucasian ancestry but not in East Asian population. Our results showed no involvement of rs548234 at PRDM1-ATG5 region in the susceptibility or clinical relevance of RA in Chinese Han population.
    Full-text · Article · Sep 2011 · Chinese medical journal
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    ABSTRACT: Antibodies against type 3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (M3R) are involved in the pathogenesis of Sjögren's syndrome (SS), but the clinical value of them in SS patients has been controversial. The aims of this study were to: (1) establish an improved enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to detect IgA antibodies against M3R; (2) evaluate the value of IgA antibodies against the second extracellular loop of M3R205-220 (c2M3RP) in diagnosis of SS. To increase the ELISA sensitivity, c2M3RP was coupled to bovine serum albumin (BSA) by the glutaraldehyde method and a 96-well microplate was treated by ultraviolet rays before coated. Concentrations of anti-c2M3RP, anti-SSA, and anti-SSB were measured in the sera of 240 individuals: 91 patients with primary SS and 149 controls (16 secondary SS, 27 systemic lupus erythematosus, 40 rheumatoid arthritis and 66 healthy controls). Diagnostic properties of anti-c2M3RP were determined by receiver-operating characteristic curve analysis. The prevalence of serum IgA anti-c2M3RP antibodies in patients with pSS (46%, 42/91) was significantly higher than that in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (19%, 5/27), in rheumatoid arthritis (15%, 6/40) and in healthy controls (5%, 3/66). However, there was no significant difference between the two SS groups (P = 0.727). The diagnostic performance of IgA anti-M3RP antibodies was similar to anti-SSA assay, but had 22% higher sensitivity than anti-SSB. By analyzing of IgA anti-c2M3RP antibodies, combination of anti-SSA and anti-SSB resulted in increased sensitivity, whereas their specificity was not significantly changed. The improved anti-c2M3RP ELISA is a novel, sensitive, and specific serological test for the diagnosis of SS. The combined application of anti-c2M3RP, anti-SSA and anti-SSB tests can improve the laboratory diagnosis of SS. The IgA anti-c2M3RP antibodies may serve as a novel diagnostic marker for SS.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2011 · Chinese medical journal
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    Jing He · Jian-Ping Guo · Yan Ding · Ying-Ni Li · Si-Si Pan · Yanying Liu · Zhan-Guo Li
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    ABSTRACT: SS is an autoimmune disease characterized by salivary and lacrimal gland dysfunction leading to dry mouth (xerostomia) and dry eyes (xerophthalmia). Anti-muscarinic acetylcholine type-3 receptor (anti-M3R) autoantibodies have been shown to be a good serum marker in primary SS (pSS). The aim of this study was to assess the clinical correlations of anti-M3R-derived peptide antibodies in patients with pSS. Sequences of the first to fourth cycle-M3R (c1M3R-c4M3R)-derived peptide was synthesized by a solid-phase technique on an Applied Biosytems Peptide Synthesizer. Synthesized cM3R peptide (cM3RP) was used as substrate in an ELISA to detect IgG anti-cM3RP antibodies in serum samples of patients and controls. The clinical and biological parameters of the diseases were also evaluated. The EULAR SS disease activity index (ESSDAI) score was used to measure disease activity in patients with primary SS. (i) Anti-c2M3RP antibodies were highly prevalent in pSS patients, and the titre is much higher than anti-c1,3,4M3RP antibodies. (ii) The prevalence of anti-c2M3RP antibodies in pSS, SLE, RA and healthy controls was 62.2, 7.1, 5.3 and 1.6%, respectively. The prevalence of anti-linear-2-M3RP antibodies in pSS, SLE and RA patients and healthy controls were 56.1, 20.0, 14.7 and 9.4%. (iii) The specificity of anti-c2M3RP antibodies was 95.1%, much higher than that of linear polypeptide (84.7%) for pSS diagnosis. (iv) In pSS patients, anti-c2M3RP positivity had significantly increased frequency in patients who were RF or ANA positive, and had several haematological abnormalities, such as leucopenia, anaemia and thrombocytopenia. Furthermore, the ESSDAI score was significantly higher in anti-c2M3RP-positive pSS patients (P <  0.05). Anti-c2M3RP antibody was highly specific for patients with pSS. The presence of anti-c2M3RP antibody in pSS indicates that c2M3RP may act as an autoantigen that may play a role in the pathogenesis of pSS.
    Full-text · Article · Apr 2011 · Rheumatology (Oxford, England)
  • Shi-Yao Wang · Yan-Ying Liu · Hua Ye · Jian-Ping Guo · Ru Li · Xia Liu · Zhan-Guo Li
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    ABSTRACT: To explore the potential role of Dickkopf-1 (DKK-1) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to evaluate the effect of a tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) inhibitor (infliximab) and an interleukin 1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra; anakinra) on DKK-1 secretion in patients with RA. Serum samples were collected from 100 patients with RA, 100 patients with other rheumatic diseases (e.g., osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis), and 40 healthy controls. DKK-1 and osteoprotegerin (OPG) levels in serum were detected by ELISA. Serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, erythrocyte sedimentation rates (ESR), rheumatoid factor (RF) titers, and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody were also measured in patients with RA. The serum level of DKK-1 was significantly higher in patients with RA than in healthy controls and those with other rheumatic diseases (p < 0.01); the serum DKK-1 level was correlated with levels of CRP (r = 0.488, p = 0.003) and ESR (r = 0.458, p = 2.4 x 10(-4)) and the Sharp score of radiologic change (r = 0.449, p = 0.001) in RA. In contrast to the increasing level of OPG, DKK-1 was significantly decreased in RA patients treated with TNF-α inhibitor (p < 0.01). DKK-1 was significantly decreased in RA patients treated with IL-1Ra (p < 0.01). DKK-1, as an important mediator, was correlated with bone erosion and inflammation in RA. The change of DKK-1 level may serve as a biomarker of disease activity and bone erosion.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2011 · The Journal of Rheumatology
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    ABSTRACT: Recent studies have identified signal transducer and activator of transcription 4 (STAT4) as a susceptibility gene for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in different populations. In order to examine whether the allele distribution of the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in gene STAT4 rs7574865 in patients with SLE is different from those of healthy controls in Chinese Northern Han population, we investigated whether the variants of STAT4 rs7574865 were associated with any specific clinical features of SLE. We genotyped SNPs in STAT4 rs7574865 in 252 patients with SLE and 497 healthy controls. All subjects were from the Northern part of Chinese Han population. The genotypes in rs7574865 were determined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and consequence direct sequencing of PCR products in the DNA samples. There was a significant difference in distribution of the SNPs in rs7574865 between the SLE patients and healthy controls. Compared with healthy controls, there was a significant correlation between TT genotypes in rs7574865 and the risk of SLE when GG genotype was used as a reference genotype after adjusting for gender and age. The frequency of T allele in the SLE patients was strongly significantly higher than that of healthy controls. Furthermore, there was a significant difference in the distribution of SNP in rs7574865 between male and female SLE patients, when compared with healthy controls. The frequency of T allele in rs7574865 in male patients was significantly higher than that of male healthy controls or female patients. There was no significant correlation between the frequencies of T allele in STAT4 rs7574865 and the clinical features of SLE. The SNP rs7574865 in STAT4 is strongly associated with risk of SLE in the Chinese Northern Han population. The TT genotype and T allele in STAT4 rs7574869 are susceptibility factors for SLE, especially for male SLE patients.
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    ABSTRACT: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by inflammation of the synovial membrane, leading to invasion of synovial tissue into the adjacent cartilage matrix with degradation of articular cartilage and bone as a consequence. Dickkopf-1 (DKK-1) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) have been demonstrated to be key molecules involved in bone erosion and bone remodeling. The aim of this study was to explore the potential role of DKK-1 and OPG in different stage of RA. The protein levels of DKK-1 and OPG were detected by ELISA. The serum samples were collected from 300 patients with RA and 60 healthy controls. Of which, 150 RA patients were defined as early RA (disease duration < or = 1 year), and other 150 RA patients were defined as longlasting RA (disease duration > or = 5 years). At the time of serum sampling, various clinical and laboratory parameters were assessed. The correlations of DKK-1 or OPG and clinical/laboratory parameters were analyzed. The serum level of DKK-1 was elevated in patients with longstanding RA compared with healthy controls, while no significant difference was observed between the two groups in the level of OPG. In contrast, in early RA patients, the circulating OPG was elevated, while there was no significant difference between the two groups in expression of DKK-1. The serum DKK-1 was correlated with Sharp score and DAS28 in longstanding RA patients. In early RA, age was the only parameter that was significantly related to serum OPG. There was a cross-talk between DKK-1 and OPG, which involved in bone destruction in RA. In different stage of RA, DKK-1 and OPG may play different roles in the pathogenesis of RA.
    Preview · Article · Jun 2010 · Chinese medical journal