Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 373608, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/373608
Research Article

Observations of TCRV Gene Expression in Rats with Dampness Syndrome

Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510080, China

Received 26 January 2014; Accepted 6 May 2014; Published 15 May 2014

Academic Editor: Qing He

Copyright © 2014 Yan Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. G. Wieslander, A. Kumlin, and D. Norbäck, “Dampness and 2-ethyl-1-hexanol in floor construction of rehabilitation center: health effects in staff,” Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 3–11, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. Y. Sun, Y. Zhang, J. Sundell, Z. Fan, and L. Bao, “Dampness in dorm rooms and its associations with allergy and airways infections among college students in China: a cross-sectional study,” Indoor Air, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 348–356, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  3. R. A. Luosujärvi, T. M. Husman, M. Seuri et al., “Joint symptoms and diseases associated with moisture damage in a health center,” Clinical Rheumatology, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 381–385, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. Q. Y. Ng, K. W. Lee, C. Byrne, T. F. Ho, and C. L. Lim, “Plasma endotoxin and immune responses during a 21 km road race under a warm and humid environment,” Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 307–314, 2008. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. W. Zhang and H. Y. Liu, “Effect of pathogenic dampness on changes of cytokines of rats with different gradients of evil-cold invading Fei,” Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 51–54, 2009. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. L. F. Kalenova, T. A. Fisher, J. G. Suhovey, and I. M. Besedin, “Effects of short-term hypothermal and contrast exposure on immunophysiological parameters of laboratory animals,” Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine, vol. 147, no. 5, pp. 617–620, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. M. Zhang, G. Cheng, Y. Wang et al., “The discussion about dampness on the animal model,” Chinese Archives of Traditional Chinese Medicine, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 748–750, 2008. View at Google Scholar
  8. H. Y. Dou, J. C. Wu, W. L. Peng et al., “Analysis of T cell receptor Vβ gene usage during the course of disease in patients with chronic hepatitis B,” Journal of Biomedical Science, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 428–434, 1998. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. S. W. Li and J. Wu, “Clinical observation on simple obesity of spleen deficiency and dampness excess treated by hour-prescription of points,” Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 125–128, 2011. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. Q. Chen, “Experiences in treatment based on syndrome differentiation for black fur caused by dampness stagnancy due to spleen deficiency,” Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao, vol. 4, no. 3, p. 320, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. A. C. Lowen, S. Mubareka, J. Steel, and P. Palese, “Influenza virus transmission is dependent on relative humidity and temperature,” PLoS Pathogens, vol. 3, no. 10, pp. 1470–1476, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. Y. Saijo, Y. Nakagi, T. Ito, Y. Sugioka, H. Endo, and T. Yoshida, “Relation of dampness to sick building syndrome in Japanese public apartment houses,” Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 26–35, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. D. Mudarri and W. J. Fisk, “Public health and economic impact of dampness and mold,” Indoor Air, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 226–235, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. Y. Saijo, Y. Nakagi, T. Ito, Y. Sugioka, H. Endo, and T. Yoshida, “Dampness, food habits, and sick building syndrome symptoms in elementary school pupils,” Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 276–284, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. M. L. Fu, L. Cheng, S. H. Tu, and W. H. Pan, “Association between unhealthful eating patterns and unfavorable overall school performance in children,” Journal of the American Dietetic Association, vol. 107, no. 11, pp. 1935–1943, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. N. P. Walsh and M. Whitham, “Exercising in environmental extremes: a greater threat to immune function?” Sports Medicine, vol. 36, no. 11, pp. 941–976, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. H. C. Marshall, R. A. Ferguson, and M. A. Nimmo, “Human resting extracellular heat shock protein 72 concentration decreases during the initial adaptation to exercise in a hot, humid environment,” Cell Stress and Chaperones, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 129–134, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. S. A. Valkenburg, E. B. Day, N. G. Swan et al., “Fixing an irrelevant TCRα chain reveals the importance of TCRβ diversity for optimal TCRαβ pairing and function of virus-specific CD8+ T cells,” European Journal of Immunology, vol. 40, no. 9, pp. 2470–2481, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. J. Zeng, J. Müller-Berghaus, X. D. Nguyen et al., “Identification of HLA class I dependent immunogenic peptides from clonotypic TCRβ expressed in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma,” International Journal of Cancer, vol. 119, no. 10, pp. 2476–2480, 2006. View at Google Scholar
  20. S. J. Zhang, Z. X. Chen, and Y. W. Lin, “Effect of Chinese medicine for resolving dampness on activated and functional T lymphocyte subsets in chronic hepatitis B patients with dampness syndrome,” Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi, vol. 26, no. 12, pp. 1078–1081, 2006. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. S. J. Zhang, Z. X. Chen, K. P. Jiang, W. K. Wu, C. Y. Zhang, and Y. L. Gu, “Effect of seasonal variation on the clinical course of chronic hepatitis B,” Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 41, no. 11, pp. 1107–1115, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. X. Dong, Y. W. Lin, S. J. Zhang et al., “Analysis of TCRVβ repertoire in peripheral blood of chronic hepatitis B patients with dampness syndrome,” Chinese Journal of Experimental Traditional Medical Formulae, vol. 16, no. 10, pp. 179–182, 2010. View at Google Scholar