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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810658/abnormal-phenotypic-features-of-igm-b-cell-subsets-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#1
Fanyun Kong, Bo Feng, Henghui Zhang, Huiying Rao, Jianghua Wang, Xu Cong, Lai Wei
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with B cell abnormality; however the phenotypic profiles of immunoglobulin (Ig)M+B cell subsets in patients with HCV infection remain unclear. In the current study, the effect of HCV infection on IgM+B cell subsets was evaluated. The percentages, as well as the differentiation and activation features of peripheral IgM+B naive subsets [cluster of differentiation (CD)27-IgM+B cells] and IgM+B memory subsets (CD27+IgM+B cells) were assessed using flow cytometry in 27 patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) and 20 healthy controls (HCs)...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810657/anti-exudation-effects-of-sodium-ferulate-and-oxymatrine-combination-via-modulation-of-aquaporin-1
#2
Songmei Sun, Xing Du, Mengxin Xu, Meijuan Liu, Zhifeng Liu
The present study aimed to investigate the anti-exudative effects of sodium ferulate combined with oxymatrine in a mouse model of acetic acid-induced peritonitis. Furthermore, the underlying mechanisms were explored by determining the effects of these drugs on the volume and aquaporin 1 (AQP1) expression in vascular endothelial cells on omentum majus and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). Treatment with sodium ferulate combined with oxymatrine was shown to significantly inhibit acetic acid-induced vascular permeability in the peritonitis model mice and furthermore to significantly decrease the optical density of Evans blue, the leukocyte number and the levels of interleukin-6, C-reactive protein and interferon-γ in peritoneal lavage fluid...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810656/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-participates-in-hypoxia-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-via-response-gene-to-complement-32
#3
Liang Zhu, Qiu Zhao
The aim of the present study was to explore the function of response gene to complement 32 (RGC-32) in hypoxia-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in pancreatic cancer. Three kinds of hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) small interfering (si)RNA were synthesized and the different effects on the expression of HIF-1α were detected by western blotting. In human pancreatic cancer BxPC-3 cells, HIF-1α levels were diminished using siRNA transfection or HIF-1α inhibitor pretreatment, and the expression levels of RGC-32 and EMT-associated proteins were analyzed using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810655/microrna-590-3p-enhances-the-radioresistance-in-glioblastoma-cells-by-targeting-lrig1
#4
Long Chen, Wenhua Wang, Shengqiang Zhu, Xuegang Jin, Jian Wang, Jianfang Zhu, Youxin Zhou
microRNA (miR)-590 has been found to serve potential roles in cancer development; however, the expression and function of miR-590 in human gliomas remains to be elucidated. The present study aimed to investigate the expression of miR-590 in human glioma tissues and radioresistant human glioblastoma cells (U251R), and to determine the effect and related molecular mechanism of miR-590-3p on the radiosensitivity of U251R cells in vitro. The results from reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction indicated that miR-590-3p was upregulated in human glioma tissues and radioresistant human glioblastoma cells, and that miR-590-3p expression was higher in high grade than in low grade gliomas...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810654/roles-of-p38-and-jnk-protein-kinase-pathways-activated-by-compound-cantharidin-capsules-containing-serum-on-proliferation-inhibition-and-apoptosis-of-human-gastric-cancer-cell-line
#5
Yonghao Sun, Dejuan Zhang, Mao Mao, Yangping Lu, Ning Jiao
The aim of the present study was to investigate the inhibitory effect of compound cantharides capsules (CCCs) on the viability and apoptosis of human gastric cancer cell lines, BGC-823 and SGC-7901, and to detect its regulation of gene expression levels, as well as its inhibition mechanisms. Each cell line was grouped into a control group, CCC serum group, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) group, combination therapy group (CCC serum + 5-FU) and serum control group. Growth curves were measured and flow cytometry was used to detect cell apoptosis and cell viability...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810653/surgical-trauma-and-low-dose-methylprednisolone-modulate-the-severity-of-the-acute-phase-response-induced-by-zoledronic-acid-infusion
#6
Jian Chen, Lipeng Yu, Lixin Chen, Xuan Wu, Pengyu Tang, Jian Yin, Tao Jiang, Guoyong Yin, Jin Fan
The aim of the present study was to investigate risk factors for the development of an acute-phase response (APR) associated with the initial zoledronic acid (ZA) infusion in patients undergoing surgery, and to assess whether its onset may be reduced by post-dose administration of low-dose methylprednisolone (MP) or acetaminophen. A retrospective study of patients with osteoporosis who attended the departments of orthopedics and endocrinology of a single hospital and received 5 mg ZA was conducted; the patients included surgical and non-surgical cases...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810652/expression-of-prostate-stem-cell-antigen-is-downregulated-during-flavonoid-induced-cytotoxicity-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#7
Qiang Zhang, Guangdong Cheng, Hongbin Qiu, Yuexin Wang, Jingtao Wang, Hui Xu, Tao Zhang, Lixin Liu, Ye Tao, Zhongjuan Ren
Prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA) is expressed in the majority of prostate cancer cases and may be a potential therapeutic target in the treatment of prostate cancer. The present study evaluated the cytotoxicity of three flavonoids (genistein, luteolin and quercetin) towards DU145 prostate cancer cells, and investigated the effect of these flavonoids on PSCA expression. The results demonstrated that genistein, luteolin and quercetin inhibited the growth of DU145 cells in a dose-dependent manner (P<0.05) and induced morphological changes characteristic of apoptosis in DU145 cells...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810651/kanglaite-inhibits-the-expression-of-drug-resistance-genes-through-suppressing-pvt1-in-cisplatin-resistant-gastric-cancer-cells
#8
Xian-Wen Zhang, Liang Liu, Xi-Zhi Zhang, Ping Bo
Kanglaite (KLT) was shown to alleviate the development of multidrug resistance (MDR) clinically. The purpose of this study is to examine the mechanism of KLT for chemotherapy resistance in gastric cancer cells involving the regulation of MDR-related proteins. The cisplatin-resistant BGC823/DPP and SGC7901/DDP cells were treated with 1, 2.5 and 5 µl/ml of KLT for 24, 36 and 48 h. Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay and flow cytometry were performed to detect the cell viability and cell apoptosis, respectively...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810650/glutathione-s-transferase-a1-mediates-nicotine-induced-lung-cancer-cell-metastasis-by-promoting-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#9
Wei Wang, Feiyu Liu, Chaoyang Wang, Chengde Wang, Yijun Tang, Zhongmin Jiang
The present study aimed to investigate the effect of glutathione S-transferase A1 (GSTA1) on lung cancer cell viability, invasion and adhesion in the presence of nicotine in vitro. Furthermore, the effect of GSTA1 on the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a process strongly associated with lung cancer metastasis, was examined. Human lung carcinoma A549 cells were treated with various concentrations of nicotine (0.01, 0.1, 1 and 10 µM) and levels of GSTA1 mRNA and protein were measured by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis, respectively...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810649/effect-of-dexmedetomidine-combined-with-sufentanil-on-preventing-emergence-agitation-in-children-receiving-sevoflurane-anesthesia-for-cleft-palate-repair-surgery
#10
Ke Luo, Jun-Mei Xu, Lin Cao, Ju Gao
The aim of the present study was to observe whether dexmedetomidine (DEX) combined with sufentanil decreased emergence agitation (EA) in children receiving sevoflurane anesthesia for cleft palate repair surgery. Children undergoing elective cleft palate repair surgery were randomly allocated into the DEX + sufentanil group (group DS; n=50) and the normal saline + fentanyl group (group SF; n=50). Patients in group DS were treated with 0.5 µg/kg DEX prior to induction of anesthesia, whereas patients in group SF received an equal volume of normal saline...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810648/combination-of-alendronate-and-genistein-synergistically-suppresses-osteoclastic-differentiation-of-raw267-4-cells-in-vitro
#11
Masayoshi Yamaguchi, Robert M Levy
Bone is a dynamic tissue that undergoes constant remodeling, with removal by osteoclastic bone resorption and replacement via osteoblastic bone formation and mineralization. Deterioration of bone mass with aging leads to osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates are potent inhibitors of osteoclastic bone resorption. Genistein, an isoflavone, exerts a bone anabolic effect by suppressing osteoclastic bone resorption and stimulating osteoblastic bone formation. The present study was undertaken to investigate the anabolic effects of a combination of alendronate and genistein on osteoclastic differentiation...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810647/limb-graft-occlusion-following-endovascular-aortic-repair-incidence-causes-treatment-and-prevention-in-a-study-cohort
#12
Guoquan Wang, Shuiting Zhai, Tianxiao Li, Xuan Li, Danghui Lu, Bo Wang, Dongbin Zhang, Shuaitao Shi, Zhidong Zhang, Kai Liang, Kewei Zhang, Xiaoyang Fu, Kun Li, Weixiao Li
The present study investigated the incidence, causes, treatment and prevention of limb graft occlusion following endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). A total of 66 cases of abdominal aortic aneurysm receiving EVAR at our department from January 2005 to December 2013 were enrolled. After EVAR, patients received routine antiplatelet therapy of 75 mg PLAVIX for 6 months and then 100 mg Aspirin for another 6 months by oral administration. According to previous clinical experiences, antiplatelet therapy is able to effectively reduce the incidence of iliac occlusion after EVAR...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810646/sex-comb-on-midleg-like-2-is-a-novel-specific-marker-for-the-diagnosis-of-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#13
Jiao-Jiao Yang, Hua Huang, Ming-Bing Xiao, Feng Jiang, Wen-Kai Ni, Yi-Fei Ji, Cui-Hua Lu, Run-Zhou Ni
Sex comb on midleg like-2 (SCML2) is a polycomb-group protein that encodes transcriptional repressors essential for appropriate development in the fly and in mammals. On the basis of previous findings, the present study aimed to explore the possibility of developing SCML2 into a new diagnostic marker for gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). A total of 64 paired GEP-NET tissues and adjacent non-tumorous tissues were obtained from patients who had undergone surgical resection between January 2009 and January 2014, and the expression of SCML2 and two neuroendocrine markers, namely synaptophysin (Syn) and chromogranin A (CgA), in the tissues was assessed by immunohistochemistry...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810645/influence-of-the-shape-of-the-micro-finite-element-model-on-the-mechanical-properties-calculated-from-micro-finite-element-analysis
#14
Xin-Xin Wen, Hai-Long Yu, Ya-Bo Yan, Chun-Lin Zong, Hai-Jiao Ding, Xiang-Yu Ma, Tian-Sheng Wang, Wei Lei
Assessing the biomechanical properties of trabecular bone is of major biological and clinical significance for the research of bone diseases, fractures and their treatments. Micro-finite element (µFE) models are becoming increasingly popular for investigating the biomechanical properties of trabecular bone. The shapes of µFE models typically include cube and cylinder. Whether there are differences between cubic and cylindrical µFE models has not yet been studied. In the present study, cubic and cylindrical µFE models of human vertebral trabecular bone were constructed...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810644/feasibility-of-a-novel-low-volume-and-sodium-phosphate-free-bowel-preparation-regimen-for-colon-capsule-endoscopy
#15
Jieqiong Zhou, Xiaowei Tang, Jing Wang, Zhenyu Chen, Xinying Wang, Bo Jiang
Bowel preparation regimens for colon capsule endoscopy are not yet standardized since they are not well optimized. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of a novel low-volume and sodium phosphate-free bowel preparation regimen for colon capsule endoscopy. A total of 31 patients were prospectively enrolled. In the novel regimen, on the day prior to examination, a low-fiber diet was permitted, 5 mg mosapride citrate was administered twice (1 h prior to lunch and supper) and 1 l polyethylene glycol was administered in the evening...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810643/occludin-downregulation-in-high-glucose-is-regulated-by-sstr2-via-the-vegf-nrp1-akt-signaling-pathway-in-rf-6a-cells
#16
Mengling Li, Shuaiwei Wang, Songjiang Wang, Lei Zhang, Dongdong Wu, Ruisheng Yang, Ailing Ji, Yanzhang Li, Jun Wang
Occludin is a tight junction protein that forms the permeability barrier, which is typically disturbed in ischemic associated diseases. The aim of the present study was to determine whether somatostatin receptor 2 (SSTR2) in RF/6A cells is involved in the modulation of the downregulation of occludin induced by high glucose, and to evaluate the implicated molecules. RF/6A cells were maintained in Dulbecco's modified Eagle medium and treated with 0 or 30 mM D-glucose. SSTR2 agonist octreotide (OCT), OCT with SSTR2 antagonist cycle-somatostatin (c-SOM) and neuropilin 1 (NRP1) inhibitor ATWLPPR, respectively, were administered to RF/6A cells under high glucose conditions...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810642/overexpressed-enos-upregulates-sirt1-expression-and-protects-mouse-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-from-apoptosis
#17
Tingting Hu, Ye Chen, Qian Jiang, Jun Lin, Hewei Li, Ping Wang, Leping Feng
Loss of sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) activity may be associated with metabolic diseases, including diabetes. The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential effects of overexpressed endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) on cell proliferation and apoptosis with SIRT1 activation in the Min6 mouse pancreatic β cell line. A pcDNA3.0-eNOS plasmid was constructed and transfected into Min6 cells for 24 h prior to harvesting. eNOS expression was validated and SIRT1 expression was detected following plasmid transfection using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis, which demonstrated that the expression levels of eNOS and SIRT1 were significantly upregulated...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810641/allicin-improves-carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-with-hyperhomocysteinemia
#18
De-Shan Liu, Shu-Li Wang, Jun-Mei Li, Er-Shun Liang, Ming-Zhong Yan, Wei Gao
Homocysteine (Hcy) is an important and independent risk factor for atherosclerotic diseases, such as coronary artery disease and ischemic cerebrovascular disease. Increased carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) is a non-invasive marker of systemic atherosclerosis. Allicin treatment may decrease serum Hcy levels and improve impaired endothelial function in rats with hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy). The present study hypothesized that allicin has an anti-atherosclerotic effect in coronary heart disease and tested the effects of allicin treatment on carotid artery IMT and plasma Hcy levels in coronary heart disease patients with HHcy...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810640/in-hospital-and-long-term-outcomes-of-congestive-heart-failure-predictive-value-of-b-type-and-amino-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptides-and-their-ratio
#19
Yuxiang Dai, Jun Yang, Atsutoshi Takagi, Hakuoh Konishi, Tetsuro Miyazaki, Hiroshi Masuda, Kazunori Shimada, Katsumi Miyauchi, Hiroyuki Daida
Relative changes in B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and amino terminal pro-BNP (NT-proBNP) levels may help to assess the risk of congestive heart failure (CHF). However, whether these levels at the time of admission enable the prediction of outcomes with acute exacerbation remains unknown. The current study determined the abilities of BNP, NT-proBNP and their ratio to predict in-hospital and long-term outcomes of patients with CHF. Patients who were admitted to the cardiac care unit of Juntendo University Hospital (Tokyo, Japan) with acute CHF onset were consecutively enrolled into the present observational study...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810639/microrna-200b-inhibits-pituitary-tumor-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-by-targeting-pkc%C3%AE
#20
Yuanchuan Wang, Xiaohong Yin, Long Zhao, Shun Li, Jie Duan, Renzhao Kuang, Junwei Duan
The present study aimed to investigate the expression of miR-200b and protein kinase Cα (PKCα) in pituitary tumors and to determine whether miR-200b may inhibit proliferation and invasion of pituitary tumor cells. The regulation of PKCα expression was targeted in order to find novel targets for the treatment of pituitary tumors. In total, 53 pituitary tumor tissue samples were collected; these included 28 cases of invasive pituitary tumors and 25 cases of non-invasive tumors, in addition to 5 normal pituitaries...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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