Publications by authors named "Yun-Qi Zhong"

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Research into the hemocyte immune response of Fenneropenaeus merguiensis under decapod iridescent virus 1 (DIV1) challenge using transcriptome analysis.

Fish Shellfish Immunol 2020 Sep 27;104:8-17. Epub 2020 May 27.

College of Fisheries, Guangdong Ocean University, Zhanjiang, PR China. Electronic address:

The banana shrimp (Fenneropenaeus merguiensis) is a common cultural species worldwide. With the development of the shrimp farming industry, increasing number of diseases have emerged and cause huge impacts. Decapod iridescent virus 1 (DIV1) is a new virus of the family Iridoviridae isolated in China that causes very high mortality in shrimp. In this study, DIV1 and PBS were injected into two groups of shrimp, and hemocytes were collected for comparative transcriptomic analysis. We confirmed that F. merguiensis was the new host of DIV1 by nested PCR. A total of 100,759 unigenes were assembled from the control group and the DIV1 infected group, with an average length of 733.06 bp and N50 of 1136 bp. Significant hits were found in 21,465 unigenes compared to known sequences in major databases including COG (33.30%), GO (42.17%), KEGG (46.76%), KOG (61.37%), Pfam (66.90%), Swissprot (54.21%) and Nr (93.86%). A total of 1003 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified, including 929 up-regulated genes and 74 down-regulated genes. Several known immune-related genes, including caspase, C-type lectin, Wnt5 and integrin, were among the differentially expressed transcripts. A total of 14,459 simple sequence repeats, including 8128 monomers, 3276 dimers, 1693 trimers, 150 quadmers, 4 pentamers and 16 hexamers, were found in the transcriptomic dataset. Our study is the first comprehensive investigation of the transcriptomic response to DIV1 infection in F. merguiensis. Collectively, these results not only provide valuable information for characterizing the immune mechanisms of the shrimp responses to DIV1 infection, they open new ways for the study of the molecular mechanisms of DIV1 infection in F. merguiensis.
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September 2020

Mandible reconstruction assisted by preoperative virtual surgical simulation.

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2012 May 19;113(5):604-11. Epub 2011 Aug 19.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Guanghua School of Stomatology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Objective: In this study, we evaluated the clinical efficacy of mandible reconstruction with preoperative virtual planning, which focused on esthetics and occlusion.

Study Design: A series of 9 patients were enrolled prospectively to undergo mandibulectomy and simultaneous reconstruction. Preoperative spiral CT scans of the maxillofacial region and the fibula region were performed. Virtual surgery of tumor resection and fibula reconstruction was performed in the Mimics platform. The reconstructed mandible models were fabricated with CAD/CAM technique. The reconstruction plate and the positioning template were accommodated to the stereolithographic model as the surgical template.

Results: Surgery was performed accurately according to the templates. All the fibula flaps survived. The appearance and occlusion of the patients were satisfactory.

Conclusions: With preoperative virtual planning, the spatial relationship of the mandible and the fibula graft can be planned individually, which helps achieve optimum appearance and occlusion relationship.
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May 2012

CT virtual sialendoscopy versus conventional sialendoscopy in the visualization of salivary ductal lumen: an in vitro study.

Laryngoscope 2009 Jul;119(7):1339-43

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Guanghua School of Stomatology, the First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Objectives/hypothesis: To evaluate the feasibility of computed tomographic (CT) virtual sialendoscopy and its performance characteristics for the visualization of salivary ductal lumen as compared with conventional sialendoscopy.

Study Design: An in vitro study.

Methods: Conventional sialendoscopy was performed in 16 submandibular glands in vitro and the surgical findings were recorded. Then a contrast agent was injected into the Wharton's duct via orifice. After CT scanning, the CT data were transferred to an independent workstation and were postprocessed with commercially available software to generate three-dimensional reconstructive and virtual sialendoscopic images. Finally, the plastination of submandibular glands was performed with 20% perchloroethylene ethyl acetate plastics filler to make cast specimens. CT three-dimensional reconstruction of the ductal system was compared with the cast specimen, and the performance of conventional sialendoscopy and CT virtual sialendoscopy for the visualization of salivary ductal lumen was also compared.

Results: The CT data acquisition and postprocessing protocol were feasible. CT three-dimensional reconstruction enabled clear visualization of the ductal system from any directions and angles, which showed close resemblance to the cast specimens. And CT virtual sialendoscopy created clear endoluminal views of salivary ducts simulating those obtained with conventional sialendoscopy.

Conclusions: Our initial experience shows that CT virtual sialendoscopy has the potential to be an attractive imaging technique for the visualization of salivary ductal lumen.
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July 2009