Research Progress

[11-03-2016]GPI Anchor Modification Machinery Deficiency Causes Accumulation of Pro-PrP in BxPC-3

On Dec 18, 2015, the research group led by Prof. Chaoyang Li in WIV, had reported the identification of another PDAC cell line, AsPC-1, which expresses a matured, GPI-anchoredPrP.Comparisonofthe24genes involved in the GPI anchor modification pathway between AsPC-1 and BxPC-3 revealed 15 of the 24 genes, including PGAP1 and PIG-F were down regulated in the latter cells. They also identified 6 mi...

[04-12-2015]New progress on treating inflammatory diseases

Inflammatory response plays significant roles in human body’s resistance outside pathogen invading, repair of tissue and adjustment of stress response. In pathology state, abnormal inflammatory response relates closely to a variety of diseases. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has become a major public health problem in China, which is frequently associated with pathogen infection–induced chron...

[22-09-2015]The Ebola Virus Antibody ELISA Kit Developed by WIV Has Been Verified in a P4 Laboratory in Lyon ...

Supported by Special Foundation of President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Ebola virus fast test paper and the Ebola virus antibody ELISA kit developed by the research groups led by Prof. Zhengli Shi and Prof. Bin Yan in Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases of Wuhan Institute of Virology, CAS, have been recently verified in a P4 Laboratory in Lyon of France.

[21-09-2015]Research Advances on Molecular Evolution of Ebola Virus

The research group, led by Chinese researcher Bo Zhang from Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (CEID) in WIV, CAS, has made progress in identifying the pattern of molecular evolution for Zaire ebolavirus (ZEBOV) in the 2014 outbreak in West Africa. The findings have been published on Infection Genetics and Evolution, an influential international journal on infectious diseases. To investiga...