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Jong-Woon Shin, Sae-Bom Kwon, Yesol Bak, Sang-Ku Lee, Do-Young Yoon
The compound (E)-2-benzylidene-3-(cyclohexylamino)-2,3-dihydro-1H-inden-1-one (BCI) is known as an inhibitor of dual specific phosphatase 1/6 and mitogen-activated protein kinase. However, its precise anti-lung cancer mechanism remains unknown. In this study, the effects of BCI on the viability of non-small cell lung cancer cell lines NCI-H1299, A549, and NCI-H460 were evaluated. We confirmed that BCI significantly inhibited the viability of p53(-) NCI-H1299 cells as compared to NCI-H460 and A549 cells, which express wild-type p53...
March 28, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Hui Yu, Xinxin You, Jia Li, Xinhui Zhang, Shuai Zhang, Shoujia Jiang, Xueqiang Lin, Hao-Ran Lin, Zining Meng, Qiong Shi
The orange-spotted grouper, Epinephelus coioides, is one of the most popular fish in China and Southeast Asian countries because of its important economic value. However, molecular mechanism underlying the growth of orange-spotted grouper has never been fully understood. Herein, we performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) on a natural population of 198 individuals aiming to screen the whole genome of orange-spotted grouper for identification of growth-related loci by restrictionsite associated DNA sequencing...
March 12, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Di Liu, Dongbo Bu, Tieliu Shi, Jianxiao Quan, Depeng Wang, Yongyong Shi, Xiao-Chen Bo, Wenbao Han
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 12, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Pengcheng Jiang, Ying Pan, Zhihua Liu, Xiaowei Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 10, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Xingxing Yu, Lingling Xu, Yingjun Chang, Xiaojun Huang, Xiangyu Zhao
The balance between immunostimulation and immunoregulation in T cell immunity is achieved by maintaining specific ratios of Th1, Th2, Th3 and Tr1 cells. Here, we investigate levels of type 1 (IFN-gamma; NK1), type 2 (IL-13; NK2), type 3 (TGF-beta; NK3) and regulatory (IL-10; NKr) cytokines in peripheral blood to assess the cytokine profiles of natural killer (NK) cells following human allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). NK2 and NK3 cell expansion was observed after allo-HSCT; levels of NKr cells reached donor levels at day 15, though levels of NK1 cells were consistently lower than donor levels until day 60 after allo-HSCT...
March 9, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Nana Li, Chao Xia, Rui Zhong, Yawen Ju, Zhibiao Nan, Michael J Christensen, Xingxu Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Yuhang Huan, Weiwei Qin, Youhe Gao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Jing Xue, Ru Feng, Haixia Fu, Qian Jiang, Hao Jiang, Jing Lu, Hui Liu, Jingwen Wang, Ting Niu, Xin Wang, Yandi Xie, Hao Wang, Lanping Xu, Kaiyan Liu, Xiaojun Huang, Xiaohui Zhang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between hypothyroidism and thrombocytopenia in hepatitis Brelated compensatory liver cirrhosis and to determine whether treatment with levothyroxine and prednisone is superior in a multicenter, open-label, observational study in China. In total, 125 consecutive hepatitis B-related compensated liver cirrhosis patients with severe thrombocytopenia accompanied by hypothyroidism were included. The patients were divided into four groups according to treatment strategy: a control group (n=29), a prednisone group (n=25), a levothyroxine group (n=32) and a prednisone plus levothyroxine group (n=39)...
March 8, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Xixi Zhang, Haibing Zhang
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February 28, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Yongkun Chen, Tian Bai, Wenfei Zhu, Rongbao Gao, Zhihong Deng, Yi Shi, Shumei Zou, Yiwei Huang, Xiyan Li, Fangcai Li, Zhaomin Feng, Tao Chen, Jing Yang, Dayan Wang, Lidong Gao, Yuelong Shu
Human influenza viruses preferentially bind to sialic acid-α2,6-galactose (SAα2,6Gal) receptors, which are predominant in human upper respiratory epithelia, whereas avian influenza viruses preferentially bind to SAα2,3Gal receptors. However, variants with amino acid substitutions around the receptor-binding sites of the hemagglutinin (HA) protein can be selected after several passages of human influenza viruses from patients' respiratory samples in the allantoic cavities of embryonated chicken eggs. In this study, we detected an egg-adapted HA S190R mutation in the pandemic H1N1 virus 2009 (pdmH1N1), and evaluated the effects of this mutation on receptor binding affinity and pathogenicity in mice...
February 10, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Xueying Zhang, Hongliang Tian, Lili Gu, Yongzhan Nie, Chao Ding, Xiaolong Ge, Bo Yang, Jianfeng Gong, Ning Li
As some studies have reported that strategies targeting the gut microbiota such as fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) with or without other microecological therapy might have efficacy in treating slow transit constipation (STC), we conducted a single-center, open-label trial to study the long-term effect of FMT combined with soluble dietary fiber (pectin) on STC. Thirty-one adult patients with STC were enrolled into the trial. Patients received 6-day FMT procedures repeatedly for the first 3 months and soluble dietary fiber (pectin) daily during the follow-up...
February 6, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Xin Fang, Yingbo Mao, Xiaoya Chen
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February 5, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Jihui Zhu, Han Yu, Shuzhen Chen, Pinghua Yang, Zihui Dong, Yan Ling, Hao Tang, Shilei Bai, Wen Yang, Liang Tang, Feng Shen, Hongyang Wang, Wen Wen
The inflammatory environment and existence of cancer stem cells are critical for progression and intrahepatic recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after curative resections. Here, we investigated the prognostic significance of combining high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) expression and hepatic progenitor marker OV6 in hepatocellular carcinoma. Expression of HMGB1 and OV6 was evaluated using immunohistochemistry profiling in tissue microarrays containing samples from 208 HCC patients. Invasive clinical or pathological factors were found in patients with high expression of HMGB1 or OV6...
February 2, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Weiwei Li, Jingyi Cai, Benjamin H Wang, Lanting Huang, Jing Fan, Yun Wang
The study of α4β2 nicotinic receptors has provided new indications in the treatment of pain. Efforts have been made to explore new α4β2 nicotinic receptor agonists, including TC-2559, as antinociceptive drugs. In this study, we discovered a set of novel epibatidine analogs with strong binding affinities to the α4β2 nicotinic receptors. Among these compounds, C-159, C-163, and C-9515 attenuated formalin-induced nociceptive responses in mice; C-9515 caused the most potent analgesic effect, which was blocked by mecamylamine, a non-selective nicotinic receptor antagonist...
February 2, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Binhao Zhang, Bixiang Zhang, Zhiwei Zhang, Zhiyong Huang, Yifa Chen, Minshan Chen, Ping Bie, Baogang Peng, Liqun Wu, Zhiming Wang, Bo Li, Jia Fan, Lunxiu Qin, Ping Chen, Jingfeng Liu, Zhe Tang, Jun Niu, Xinmin Yin, Deyu Li, Songqing He, Bin Jiang, Yilei Mao, Weiping Zhou, Xiaoping Chen
Hepatectomy is currently routinely performed in most hospitals in China. China owns the largest population of liver diseases and the biggest number of liver resection cases. A nationwide multicenter retrospective investigation involving 112 hospitals was performed, and focused on liver resection for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). 42,573 cases of hepatectomy were enrolled, and 18,275 valid cases of liver resection for HCC patients were selected for statistical analysis. The epidemiology of HCC, distribution of hepatectomy, postoperative complications and prognosis were finally analyzed...
February 2, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Shaorong Gao
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February 2, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Helen Baixia Hao, Sarah E Webb, Jianbo Yue, Marc Moreau, Catherine Leclerc, Andrew L Miller
Transient receptor potential canonical subfamily member 3 (TRPC3) is known to be important for neural development and the formation of neuronal networks. Here, we investigated the role of TRPC3 in undifferentiated mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) and during the differentiation of mESCs into neurons. CRISPR/Cas9-mediated knockout (KO) of TRPC3 induced apoptosis and the disruption of mitochondrial membrane potential both in undifferentiated mESCs and in those undergoing neural differentiation. In addition, TRPC3 KO impaired the pluripotency of mESCs...
January 31, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Jia-Wei Wang, Yijun Qi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 24, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Xiaojun Du
Following myocardial infarction (MI), cardiomyocytes and infarct size are the focus of our attention when evaluating the extent of cardiac injury, efficacy of therapies or success in repairing the damaged heart by stem cell therapy. Numerous interventions have been shown by pre-clinical studies to be effective in limiting infarct size, and yet clinical trials designed accordingly have yielded disappointing outcomes. The ultimate goal of cardiac protection is to limit the adverse cardiac remodeling. Accumulating studies have revealed that post-infarct remodeling can be attenuated without infarct size limitation...
January 23, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Linsheng Huang, Qi Zhu, Xiao Qu, Huanlong Qin
Chronic functional constipation is a kind of common intestinal disease that occurs in children, adults and elderly people. This disease not only causes great influence to physiological function, but also results in varying degrees of psychological barriers. At present, constipation treatments continue to rely on traditional methods such as purgative therapy and surgery. However, these approaches can disrupt intestinal function. Recent research between intestinal diseases and gut microbiota has gradually revealed a connection between constipation and intestinal flora disturbance, providing a theoretical basis for microbial treatment in chronic constipation...
January 23, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
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