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Weici Zhang

Title(s)Assistant Adjunct Professor, Rheumatology, Allergy, and Clinical Immunology
SchoolUniversity of California, Davis
Phone530-752-3285
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    1. Song J, Lleo A, Yang GX, Zhang W, Bowlus CL, Gershwin ME, Leung PSC. Common Variable Immunodeficiency and Liver Involvement. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2018 Dec; 55(3):340-351. PMID: 28785926.
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    2. Moritoki Y, Tsuneyama K, Nakamura Y, Kikuchi K, Shiota A, Ohsugi Y, Lian ZX, Zhang W, Yang GX, Ueki S, Takeda M, Omokawa A, Saga T, Saga A, Watanabe D, Miura M, Ueno Y, Leung PSC, Tanaka A, Gershwin ME, Hirokawa M. Anti-drug Antibodies Against a Novel Humanized Anti-CD20 Antibody Impair Its Therapeutic Effect on Primary Biliary Cholangitis in Human CD20- and Fc?R-Expressing Mice. Front Immunol. 2018; 9:2534. PMID: 30450101.
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    3. Ma HD, Zhao ZB, Ma WT, Liu QZ, Gao CY, Li L, Wang J, Tsuneyama K, Liu B, Zhang W, Zhou Y, Gershwin ME, Lian ZX. Gut microbiota translocation promotes autoimmune cholangitis. J Autoimmun. 2018 12; 95:47-57. PMID: 30340822.
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    4. Lian M, Wang Q, Jiang X, Zhang J, Wei Y, Li Y, Li B, Chen W, Zhang H, Miao Q, Peng Y, Xiao X, Sheng L, Zhang W, Fang J, Tang R, Gershwin ME, Ma X. The Immunobiology of Receptor Activator for Nuclear Factor Kappa B Ligand and Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cell Activation in Immunoglobulin G4-Related Sclerosing Cholangitis. Hepatology. 2018 11; 68(5):1922-1936. PMID: 29774578.
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    5. Xiao X, Lian M, Zhang W, Eric Gershwin M, Ma X. The Immunologic Paradoxes of IgG4-Related Disease. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2018 Apr; 54(2):344-351. PMID: 29460058.
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    6. Jiang X, Lian M, Li Y, Zhang W, Wang Q, Wei Y, Zhang J, Chen W, Xiao X, Miao Q, Bian Z, Qiu D, Fang J, Ansari AA, Leung PSC, Coppel RL, Tang R, Gershwin ME, Ma X. The immunobiology of mucosal-associated invariant T cell (MAIT) function in primary biliary cholangitis: Regulation by cholic acid-induced Interleukin-7. J Autoimmun. 2018 06; 90:64-75. PMID: 29429758.
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    7. Zhang W, Zhang R, Zhang J, Sun Y, Leung PS, Yang GX, Shuai Z, Ridgway WM, Gershwin ME. Proteomic analysis reveals distinctive protein profiles involved in CD8+ T cell-mediated murine autoimmune cholangitis. Cell Mol Immunol. 2018 08; 15(8):756-767. PMID: 29375127.
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    8. Zhang J, Xu E, Ren C, Yang HJ, Zhang Y, Sun W, Kong X, Zhang W, Chen M, Huang E, Chen X. Genetic Ablation of Rbm38 Promotes Lymphomagenesis in the Context of Mutant p53 by Downregulating PTEN. Cancer Res. 2018 03 15; 78(6):1511-1521. PMID: 29330147.
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    9. Guo CJ, Leung PSC, Zhang W, Ma X, Gershwin ME. The immunobiology and clinical features of type 1 autoimmune polyglandular syndrome (APS-1). Autoimmun Rev. 2018 Jan; 17(1):78-85. PMID: 29108822.
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    10. Yang HJ, Zhang J, Yan W, Cho SJ, Lucchesi C, Chen M, Huang EC, Scoumanne A, Zhang W, Chen X. Ninjurin 1 has two opposing functions in tumorigenesis in a p53-dependent manner. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 10 24; 114(43):11500-11505. PMID: 29073078.
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    11. Tanaka T, Zhang W, Sun Y, Shuai Z, Chida AS, Kenny TP, Yang GX, Sanz I, Ansari A, Bowlus CL, Ippolito GC, Coppel RL, Okazaki K, He XS, Leung PSC, Gershwin ME. Autoreactive monoclonal antibodies from patients with primary biliary cholangitis recognize environmental xenobiotics. Hepatology. 2017 09; 66(3):885-895. PMID: 28470667.
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    12. Guo CJ, Zhang W, Gershwin ME. Long noncoding RNA lncKdm2b: A critical player in the maintenance of group 3 innate lymphoid cells. Cell Mol Immunol. 2018 01; 15(1):5-7. PMID: 28690327.
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    13. Shuai Z, Wang J, Badamagunta M, Choi J, Yang G, Zhang W, Kenny TP, Guggenheim K, Kurth MJ, Ansari AA, Voss J, Coppel RL, Invernizzi P, Leung PSC, Gershwin ME. The fingerprint of antimitochondrial antibodies and the etiology of primary biliary cholangitis. Hepatology. 2017 05; 65(5):1670-1682. PMID: 28100006.
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    14. Zhang G, Zeng X, Zhang R, Liu J, Zhang W, Zhao Y, Zhang X, Wu Z, Tan Y, Wu Y, Du B. Dioscin suppresses hepatocellular carcinoma tumor growth by inducing apoptosis and regulation of TP53, BAX, BCL2 and cleaved CASP3. Phytomedicine. 2016 Nov 15; 23(12):1329-1336. PMID: 27765352.
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    15. Yang GX, Sun Y, Tsuneyama K, Zhang W, Leung PS, He XS, Ansari AA, Bowlus C, Ridgway WM, Gershwin ME. Endogenous interleukin-22 protects against inflammatory bowel disease but not autoimmune cholangitis in dominant negative form of transforming growth factor beta receptor type II mice. Clin Exp Immunol. 2016 08; 185(2):154-64. PMID: 27148790.
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    16. Sun Y, Zhang W, Evans JF, Floreani A, Zou Z, Nishio Y, Qi R, Leung PS, Bowlus CL, Gershwin ME. Autotaxin, Pruritus and Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC). Autoimmun Rev. 2016 Aug; 15(8):795-800. PMID: 27019050.
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    17. Shuai Z, Leung MW, He X, Zhang W, Yang G, Leung PS, Eric Gershwin M. Adaptive immunity in the liver. Cell Mol Immunol. 2016 05; 13(3):354-68. PMID: 26996069.
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    18. Tomiyama T, Yang GX, Zhao M, Zhang W, Tanaka H, Wang J, Leung PS, Okazaki K, He XS, Lu Q, Coppel RL, Bowlus CL, Gershwin ME. The modulation of co-stimulatory molecules by circulating exosomes in primary biliary cirrhosis. Cell Mol Immunol. 2017 Mar; 14(3):276-284. PMID: 26388238.
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    19. Sun Y, Haapanen K, Li B, Zhang W, Van de Water J, Gershwin ME. Women and primary biliary cirrhosis. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2015 Jun; 48(2-3):285-300. PMID: 25241227.
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    20. Tanaka H, Yang GX, Tomiyama T, Tsuneyama K, Zhang W, Leung PS, Coppel RL, Joh T, Nadler SG, Ansari AA, Bowlus C, Gershwin ME. Immunological potential of cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen 4 immunoglobulin in murine autoimmune cholangitis. Clin Exp Immunol. 2015 Jun; 180(3):371-82. PMID: 25581259.
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    21. Sun Y, Zhang W, Li B, Zou Z, Selmi C, Gershwin ME. The coexistence of Sjögren's syndrome and primary biliary cirrhosis: a comprehensive review. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2015 Jun; 48(2-3):301-15. PMID: 25682089.
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    22. Chang CH, Chen YC, Zhang W, Leung PS, Gershwin ME, Chuang YH. Innate immunity drives the initiation of a murine model of primary biliary cirrhosis. PLoS One. 2015; 10(3):e0121320. PMID: 25807531.
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    23. Tanaka H, Zhang W, Yang GX, Ando Y, Tomiyama T, Tsuneyama K, Leung P, Coppel RL, Ansari AA, Lian ZX, Ridgway WM, Joh T, Gershwin ME. Successful immunotherapy of autoimmune cholangitis by adoptive transfer of forkhead box protein 3(+) regulatory T cells. Clin Exp Immunol. 2014 Nov; 178(2):253-61. PMID: 25041369.
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    24. Zhang J, Zhang W, Leung PS, Bowlus CL, Dhaliwal S, Coppel RL, Ansari AA, Yang GX, Wang J, Kenny TP, He XS, Mackay IR, Gershwin ME. Ongoing activation of autoantigen-specific B cells in primary biliary cirrhosis. Hepatology. 2014 Nov; 60(5):1708-16. PMID: 25043065.
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    25. Lleo A, Zhang W, McDonald WH, Seeley EH, Leung PS, Coppel RL, Ansari AA, Adams DH, Afford S, Invernizzi P, Gershwin ME. Shotgun proteomics: identification of unique protein profiles of apoptotic bodies from biliary epithelial cells. Hepatology. 2014 Oct; 60(4):1314-23. PMID: 24841946.
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    26. Yao Y, Yang W, Yang YQ, Ma HD, Lu FT, Li L, Tao YY, Tsuneyama K, Zhang W, Friedman S, Gershwin ME, Lian ZX. Distinct from its canonical effects, deletion of IL-12p40 induces cholangitis and fibrosis in interleukin-2Ra(-/-) mice. J Autoimmun. 2014 Jun; 51:99-108. PMID: 24651036.
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    27. Huang W, Kachapati K, Adams D, Wu Y, Leung PS, Yang GX, Zhang W, Ansari AA, Flavell RA, Gershwin ME, Ridgway WM. Murine autoimmune cholangitis requires two hits: cytotoxic KLRG1(+) CD8 effector cells and defective T regulatory cells. J Autoimmun. 2014 May; 50:123-34. PMID: 24556277.
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    28. Wang JJ, Yang GX, Zhang WC, Lu L, Tsuneyama K, Kronenberg M, Véla JL, Lopez-Hoyos M, He XS, Ridgway WM, Leung PS, Gershwin ME. Escherichia coli infection induces autoimmune cholangitis and anti-mitochondrial antibodies in non-obese diabetic (NOD).B6 (Idd10/Idd18) mice. Clin Exp Immunol. 2014 Feb; 175(2):192-201. PMID: 24128311.
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    29. Kawata K, Tsuda M, Yang GX, Zhang W, Tanaka H, Tsuneyama K, Leung P, He XS, Knechtle S, Ansari AA, Coppel RL, Gershwin ME. Identification of potential cytokine pathways for therapeutic intervention in murine primary biliary cirrhosis. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9):e74225. PMID: 24040208.
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    30. Kawata K, Yang GX, Ando Y, Tanaka H, Zhang W, Kobayashi Y, Tsuneyama K, Leung PS, Lian ZX, Ridgway WM, Ansari AA, He XS, Gershwin ME. Clonality, activated antigen-specific CD8(+) T cells, and development of autoimmune cholangitis in dnTGFßRII mice. Hepatology. 2013 Sep; 58(3):1094-104. PMID: 23532950.
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    31. Rong GH, Yang GX, Ando Y, Zhang W, He XS, Leung PS, Coppel RL, Ansari AA, Zhong R, Gershwin ME. Human intrahepatic biliary epithelial cells engulf blebs from their apoptotic peers. Clin Exp Immunol. 2013 Apr; 172(1):95-103. PMID: 23480189.
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    32. Ando Y, Yang GX, Kenny TP, Kawata K, Zhang W, Huang W, Leung PS, Lian ZX, Okazaki K, Ansari AA, He XS, Invernizzi P, Ridgway WM, Lu Q, Gershwin ME. Overexpression of microRNA-21 is associated with elevated pro-inflammatory cytokines in dominant-negative TGF-ß receptor type II mouse. J Autoimmun. 2013 Mar; 41:111-9. PMID: 23395552.
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    33. Tsuda M, Zhang W, Yang GX, Tsuneyama K, Ando Y, Kawata K, Park O, Leung PS, Coppel RL, Ansari AA, Ridgway WM, Gao B, Lian ZX, Flavell R, He XS, Gershwin ME. Deletion of interleukin (IL)-12p35 induces liver fibrosis in dominant-negative TGFß receptor type II mice. Hepatology. 2013 Feb; 57(2):806-16. PMID: 22576253.
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    34. Dhirapong A, Yang GX, Nadler S, Zhang W, Tsuneyama K, Leung P, Knechtle S, Ansari AA, Coppel RL, Liu FT, He XS, Gershwin ME. Therapeutic effect of cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen 4/immunoglobulin on a murine model of primary biliary cirrhosis. Hepatology. 2013 Feb; 57(2):708-15. PMID: 22996325.
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    35. Zhang W, Tsuda M, Yang GX, Tsuneyama K, He XS, Ansari AA, Ridgway WM, Coppel RL, Lian ZX, Leung PS, Gershwin ME. Lymphoma-like T cell infiltration in liver is associated with increased copy number of dominant negative form of TGFß receptor II. PLoS One. 2012; 7(11):e49413. PMID: 23145171.
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    36. Ando Y, Yang GX, Tsuda M, Kawata K, Zhang W, Nakajima T, Tsuneyama K, Leung P, Lian ZX, Okazaki K, Ridgway WM, Norman GL, Ansari AA, He XS, Coppel RL, Gershwin ME. The immunobiology of colitis and cholangitis in interleukin-23p19 and interleukin-17A deleted dominant negative form of transforming growth factor beta receptor type II mice. Hepatology. 2012 Oct; 56(4):1418-26. PMID: 22532156.
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    37. Kawata K, Illarionov P, Yang GX, Kenny TP, Zhang W, Tsuda M, Ando Y, Leung PS, Ansari AA, Gershwin ME. Mincle and human B cell function. J Autoimmun. 2012 12; 39(4):315-22. PMID: 22698596.
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    38. Yang CY, Leung PS, Yang GX, Kenny TP, Zhang W, Coppel R, Norman GL, Ansari AA, Mackay IR, Worman HJ, Gershwin ME. Epitope-specific anti-nuclear antibodies are expressed in a mouse model of primary biliary cirrhosis and are cytokine-dependent. Clin Exp Immunol. 2012 Jun; 168(3):261-7. PMID: 22519587.
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    39. Tsuda M, Moritoki Y, Lian ZX, Zhang W, Yoshida K, Wakabayashi K, Yang GX, Nakatani T, Vierling J, Lindor K, Gershwin ME, Bowlus CL. Biochemical and immunologic effects of rituximab in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis and an incomplete response to ursodeoxycholic acid. Hepatology. 2012 Feb; 55(2):512-21. PMID: 22006563.
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    40. Ambrosini YM, Yang GX, Zhang W, Tsuda M, Shu S, Tsuneyama K, Leung PS, Ansari AA, Coppel RL, Gershwin ME. The multi-hit hypothesis of primary biliary cirrhosis: polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (poly I:C) and murine autoimmune cholangitis. Clin Exp Immunol. 2011 Oct; 166(1):110-20. PMID: 21910728.
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    41. Tsuda M, Ambrosini YM, Zhang W, Yang GX, Ando Y, Rong G, Tsuneyama K, Sumida K, Shimoda S, Bowlus CL, Leung PS, He XS, Coppel RL, Ansari AA, Lian ZX, Gershwin ME. Fine phenotypic and functional characterization of effector cluster of differentiation 8 positive T cells in human patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. Hepatology. 2011 Oct; 54(4):1293-302. PMID: 21735469.
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    42. Zhang W, Ono Y, Miyamura Y, Bowlus CL, Gershwin ME, Maverakis E. T cell clonal expansions detected in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis express CX3CR1. J Autoimmun. 2011 Sep; 37(2):71-8. PMID: 21636249.
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    43. Moritoki Y, Tsuda M, Tsuneyama K, Zhang W, Yoshida K, Lian ZX, Yang GX, Ridgway WM, Wicker LS, Ansari AA, Gershwin ME. B cells promote hepatic inflammation, biliary cyst formation, and salivary gland inflammation in the NOD.c3c4 model of autoimmune cholangitis. Cell Immunol. 2011; 268(1):16-23. PMID: 21349500.
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    44. Zhang W, Tsuda M, Yang GX, Tsuneyama K, Rong G, Ridgway WM, Ansari AA, Flavell RA, Coppel RL, Lian ZX, Gershwin ME. Deletion of interleukin-6 in mice with the dominant negative form of transforming growth factor beta receptor II improves colitis but exacerbates autoimmune cholangitis. Hepatology. 2010 Jul; 52(1):215-22. PMID: 20578264.
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    45. Moritoki Y, Lian ZX, Lindor K, Tuscano J, Tsuneyama K, Zhang W, Ueno Y, Dunn R, Kehry M, Coppel RL, Mackay IR, Gershwin ME. B-cell depletion with anti-CD20 ameliorates autoimmune cholangitis but exacerbates colitis in transforming growth factor-beta receptor II dominant negative mice. Hepatology. 2009 Dec; 50(6):1893-903. PMID: 19877182.
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    46. Yoshida K, Yang GX, Zhang W, Tsuda M, Tsuneyama K, Moritoki Y, Ansari AA, Okazaki K, Lian ZX, Coppel RL, Mackay IR, Gershwin ME. Deletion of interleukin-12p40 suppresses autoimmune cholangitis in dominant negative transforming growth factor beta receptor type II mice. Hepatology. 2009 Nov; 50(5):1494-500. PMID: 19676134.
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    47. Zhang W, Moritoki Y, Tsuneyama K, Yang GX, Ilan Y, Lian ZX, Gershwin ME. Beta-glucosylceramide ameliorates liver inflammation in murine autoimmune cholangitis. Clin Exp Immunol. 2009 Sep; 157(3):359-64. PMID: 19664143.
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    48. Lafdil F, Wang H, Park O, Zhang W, Moritoki Y, Yin S, Fu XY, Gershwin ME, Lian ZX, Gao B. Myeloid STAT3 inhibits T cell-mediated hepatitis by regulating T helper 1 cytokine and interleukin-17 production. Gastroenterology. 2009 Dec; 137(6):2125-35.e1-2. PMID: 19686746.
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    49. Zheng C, Ren Z, Wang H, Zhang W, Kalvakolanu DV, Tian Z, Xiao W. E2F1 Induces tumor cell survival via nuclear factor-kappaB-dependent induction of EGR1 transcription in prostate cancer cells. Cancer Res. 2009 Mar 15; 69(6):2324-31. PMID: 19276347.
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    50. Zhang W, Sharma R, Ju ST, He XS, Tao Y, Tsuneyama K, Tian Z, Lian ZX, Fu SM, Gershwin ME. Deficiency in regulatory T cells results in development of antimitochondrial antibodies and autoimmune cholangitis. Hepatology. 2009 Feb; 49(2):545-52. PMID: 19065675.
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    51. Hsu W, Zhang W, Tsuneyama K, Moritoki Y, Ridgway WM, Ansari AA, Coppel RL, Lian ZX, Mackay I, Gershwin ME. Differential mechanisms in the pathogenesis of autoimmune cholangitis versus inflammatory bowel disease in interleukin-2Ralpha(-/-) mice. Hepatology. 2009 Jan; 49(1):133-40. PMID: 19065673.
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    52. Moritoki Y, Zhang W, Tsuneyama K, Yoshida K, Wakabayashi K, Yang GX, Bowlus C, Ridgway WM, Ueno Y, Ansari AA, Coppel RL, Mackay IR, Flavell RA, Gershwin ME, Lian ZX. B cells suppress the inflammatory response in a mouse model of primary biliary cirrhosis. Gastroenterology. 2009 Mar; 136(3):1037-47. PMID: 19118554.
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    53. Zhang W, Chen Y, Wei H, Zheng C, Sun R, Zhang J, Tian Z. Antiapoptotic activity of autocrine interleukin-22 and therapeutic effects of interleukin-22-small interfering RNA on human lung cancer xenografts. Clin Cancer Res. 2008 Oct 15; 14(20):6432-9. PMID: 18927282.
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    54. Zhang W, Xiao W, Wei H, Zhang J, Tian Z. mRNA secondary structure at start AUG codon is a key limiting factor for human protein expression in Escherichia coli. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2006 Oct 13; 349(1):69-78. PMID: 16930549.
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    55. Wang J, Xu J, Zhang W, Wei H, Tian Z. TLR3 ligand-induced accumulation of activated splenic natural killer cells into liver. Cell Mol Immunol. 2005 Dec; 2(6):449-53. PMID: 16426495.
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    56. Zhang WC, Sun R, Zhang J, Zhang J, Tian Z. Recombinant human prolactin protects against irradiation-induced myelosuppression. Cell Mol Immunol. 2005 Oct; 2(5):379-85. PMID: 16368065.
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    57. Sun R, Wei H, Zhang J, Li A, Zhang W, Tian Z. Recombinant human prolactin improves antitumor effects of murine natural killer cells in vitro and in vivo. Neuroimmunomodulation. 2002-2003; 10(3):169-76. PMID: 12481157.
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