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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213110/effect-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-on-stroke-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Fuu-Jen Tsai, Tsung-Jung Ho, Chi-Fung Cheng, Xiang Liu, Hsinyi Tsang, Ting-Hsu Lin, Chiu-Chu Liao, Shao-Mei Huang, Ju-Pi Li, Cheng-Wen Lin, Jaung-Geng Lin, Jung-Chun Lin, Chih-Chien Lin, Wen-Miin Liang, Ying-Ju Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Complications of type 2 diabetes (T2D) include stroke, which is a cerebrovascular disturbance characterized by reduced blood flow in the brain, leading to death or physical disability. Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) has been widely used in ancient China for the treatment of diabetes and stroke by supplementing Qi and activating blood circulation. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to investigate the frequencies and patterns of CHM treatment for stroke patients with T2D and the outcomes of long-term use in Taiwan...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185447/highly-efficient-deep-blue-electroluminescence-from-a-charge-transfer-emitter-with-stable-donor-skeleton
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Wen-Cheng Chen, Yi Yuan, Shao-Fei Ni, Ze-Lin Zhu, Jinfeng Zhang, Zuo-Quan Jiang, Liang-Sheng Liao, Fu-Lung Wong, Chun-Sing Lee
Organic materials containing arylamines have been widely used as hole-transporting materials as well as emitters in organic light-emitting devices (OLEDs). However, it has been pointed out that the C-N bonds in these arylamines can easily suffer from degradation in excited states, especially in deep-blue OLEDs. In this work, phenanthro[9,10-d]imidazole (PI) is proposed as a potential donor with higher stability than those of arylamines. Using PI as the donor, a donor-acceptor type deep-blue fluorophore 1-phenyl-2-(4″-(1-phenyl-1H-benzo[d]imidazol-2-yl)-[1,1':4',1″-terphenyl]-4-yl)-1H-phenanthro[9,10-d]imidazole (BITPI) is designed and synthesized...
February 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159694/molecular-cloning-characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-caspase-3-from-the-oriental-river-prawn-macrobrachium-nipponense-when-exposed-to-acute-hypoxia-and-reoxygenation
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Shengming Sun, Fujun Xuan, Hongtuo Fu, Jian Zhu, Xianping Ge, Xugan Wu
Caspases are present in the cytosol as inactive proenzymes but become activated when apoptosis is initiated, playing an essential role at various stages of the process. In this study, a caspase-3 (Mncaspase-3c) was cloned from gill of the oriental river prawn Macrobrachium nipponense by reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction and rapid amplification of cDNA ends, and its properties were characterized. The 1730-bp cDNA contained an open reading frame of 1566 bp, a 123-bp 5'-untranslated region (UTR), and a 41-bp 3'-UTR containing a poly(A) tail...
January 31, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111763/cytochrome-p450-reaction-phenotyping-and-inhibition-and-induction-studies-of-pinostrobin-in-human-liver-microsomes-and-hepatocytes
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Shengnan Tan, Zhimin Dong, Jiashuo Zhang, Thomas Efferth, Yujie Fu, Xin Hua
Pinostrobin (PI, 5-hydroxy-7-methoxyflavanone) is a natural flavonoid known for its rich pharmacological activities. The objective of this study was to identify the human liver cytochrome P450 (CYP450) isoenzymes involved in the metabolism of PI. A single hydoxylated metabolite was obtained from PI after an incubation with pooled human liver microsomes (HLMs). The relative contributions of different CYP450s were evaluated using CYP450-selective inhibitors in HLMs and recombinant human CYP450 enzymes, and the results revealed the major involvement of CYP1A2, CYP2C9 and CYP2E1 in PI metabolism...
November 7, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107470/development-of-a-blocking-elisa-using-a-monoclonal-antibody-to-a-dominant-epitope-in-non-structural-protein-3a-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-as-a-matching-test-for-a-negative-marker-vaccine
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Yuanfang Fu, Pinghua Li, Yimei Cao, Na Wang, Pu Sun, Qian Shi, Xincheng Ji, Huifang Bao, Dong Li, Yingli Chen, Xingwen Bai, Xueqing Ma, Jing Zhang, Zengjun Lu, Zaixin Liu
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a devastating animal disease. Strategies for differentiation of infected from vaccinated animals (DIVA) remain very important for controlling disease. Development of an epitope-deleted marker vaccine and accompanying diagnostic method will improve the efficiency of DIVA. Here, a monoclonal antibody (Mab) was found to recognize a conserved "AEKNPLE" epitope spanning amino acids 109-115 of non-structural protein (NSP) 3A of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV; O/Tibet/CHA/99 strain), which could be deleted by a reverse-genetic procedure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027979/the-impairment-of-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-caused-by-prolonged-glucotoxicity-and-lipotoxicity-is-associated-with-elevated-adaptive-antioxidant-response
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Jingqi Fu, Qi Cui, Bei Yang, Yongyong Hou, Huihui Wang, Yuanyuan Xu, Difei Wang, Qiang Zhang, Jingbo Pi
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a progressive disease characterized by sustained hyperglycemia and is frequently accompanied by hyperlipidemia. Deterioration of β-cell function in T2D patients may be caused, in part, by long-term exposure to high concentrations of glucose and/or lipids. We developed systems to study how chronic glucotoxicity and lipotoxicity might be linked to the impairment of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) machinery in pancreatic β-cells. INS-1 (832/13) were exposed to glucose and/or palmitate for up to 10 weeks...
February 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998015/efficacy-immunogenicity-and-safety-of-the-hpv-16-18-as04-adjuvanted-vaccine-in-chinese-women-aged-18-25%C3%A2-years-event-triggered-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Feng-Cai Zhu, Shang-Ying Hu, Ying Hong, Yue-Mei Hu, Xun Zhang, Yi-Ju Zhang, Qin-Jing Pan, Wen-Hua Zhang, Fang-Hui Zhao, Cheng-Fu Zhang, Xiaoping Yang, Jia-Xi Yu, Jiahong Zhu, Yejiang Zhu, Feng Chen, Qian Zhang, Hong Wang, Changrong Wang, Jun Bi, Shiyin Xue, Lingling Shen, Yan-Shu Zhang, Yunkun He, Haiwen Tang, Naveen Karkada, Pemmaraju Suryakiran, Dan Bi, Frank Struyf
We previously reported the results of a phase II/III, double-blind, randomized controlled study in Chinese women (NCT00779766) showing a 94.2% (95% confidence interval: 62.7-99.9) HPV-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine efficacy (VE) against cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 1 or higher (CIN1+) and/or 6-month (M) persistent infection (PI) with a mean follow-up of <2 years, and immunogenicity until 7 months post-dose 1. Here, we report efficacy and safety results from an event-triggered analysis with ~3 years longer follow-up, and immunogenicity until M24...
January 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990364/blood-pressure-change-during-phacoemulsification-and-femtosecond-laser-assisted-cataract-surgery
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Hung-Yuan Lin, Ching-Jen Tung, Guo-Xing Xu, Chun-Chi Wang, Hsin-Yang Chen, Ya-Jung Chuang, Wen-Fu Li, Pi-Jung Lin
AIM: To evaluate blood pressure (BP) changes during phacoemulsification (PC) and femtosecond laser (FSL)-assisted cataract surgery. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed for all patients who received traditional phacoemulsification surgery (PC group) and FSL-assisted cataract surgery (FS group) from July 2013 to December 2014. Totally 206 eyes from 133 patients receiving the two types of procedures were included. Patient characteristics (age, gender, and hypertension history), pre- and post-operative BPs were collected...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933381/genome-wide-identification-and-functional-analysis-of-s-rnase-involved-in-the-self-incompatibility-of-citrus
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Mei Liang, Wei Yang, Shiying Su, Lili Fu, Hualin Yi, Chuanwu Chen, Xiuxin Deng, Lijun Chai
S-RNase-based self-incompatibility is found in Solanaceae, Rosaceae, and Scrophulariaceae, and is the most widespread mechanism that prevents self-fertilization in plants. Although 'Shatian' pummelo (Citrus grandis), a traditional cultivated variety, possesses the self-incompatible trait, the role of S-RNases in the self-incompatibility of 'Shatian' pummelo is poorly understood. To identify genes associated with self-incompatibility in citrus, we identified 16 genes encoding homologs of ribonucleases in the genomes of sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) and clementine mandarin (Citrus clementine)...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931613/later-onset-fabry-disease-cardiac-damage-progress-in-silence-experience-with-a-highly-prevalent-mutation
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Ting-Rong Hsu, Sheng-Che Hung, Fu-Pang Chang, Wen-Chung Yu, Shih-Hsien Sung, Chia-Lin Hsu, Ivan Dzhagalov, Chia-Feng Yang, Tzu-Hung Chu, Han-Jui Lee, Yung-Hsiu Lu, Sheng-Kai Chang, Hsuan-Chieh Liao, Hsiang-Yu Lin, Tsan-Chieh Liao, Pi-Chang Lee, Hsing-Yuan Li, An-Hang Yang, Hui-Chen Ho, Chuan-Chi Chiang, Ching-Yuang Lin, Robert J Desnick, Dau-Ming Niu
BACKGROUND: Recently, several studies revealed a much higher prevalence of later onset Fabry disease (FD) than previously expected. It suggested that later onset FD might present as an important hidden health issue in certain ethnic or demographic populations in the world. However, the natural history of its phenotype has not been systemically investigated, especially the cardiac involvement. OBJECTIVES: The study analyzed a large-scale newborn screening program for FD to understand the natural course of later onset FD...
December 13, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913881/phase-ii-trial-of-s-1-plus-leucovorin-in-patients-with-advanced-gastric-cancer-and-clinical-prediction-by-s-1-pharmacogenetic-pathway
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Ming-Ming He, Dong-Sheng Zhang, Feng Wang, Zi-Xian Wang, Shu-Qiang Yuan, Zhi-Qiang Wang, Hui-Yan Luo, Chao Ren, Miao-Zhen Qiu, Ying Jin, De-Shen Wang, Dong-Liang Chen, Zhao-Lei Zeng, Yu-Hong Li, Yang-Yang He, Yuan-Tao Hao, Pi Guo, Feng-Hua Wang, Yi-Xin Zeng, Rui-Hua Xu
BACKGROUND: The first one-arm phase II trial aimed to evaluate and predict efficacy and safety of S-1 plus oral leucovorin (S-1/LV) as first-line chemotherapy for patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC), using S-1 pharmacogenetic pathway approach. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 39 patients orally took S-1 at conventional dose and LV simultaneously at a dose of 25 mg twice daily for a week, within a 2-week cycle. The primary endpoint was overall response rate (ORR), while the secondary endpoints were progression-free survival (PFS), time to failure (TTF), overall survival (OS), disease control rate (DCR), and adverse events (AEs)...
January 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899152/the-anti-staphylococcus-aureus-activity-of-the-phenanthrene-fraction-from-fibrous-roots-of-bletilla-striata
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Jing-Jing Guo, Bin-Ling Dai, Ni-Pi Chen, Li-Xia Jin, Fu-Sheng Jiang, Zhi-Shan Ding, Chao-Dong Qian
BACKGROUND: Bletillae Rhizoma, the tuber of Bletilla striata, has been used in Chinese traditional medicine to treat infectious diseases. Chemical studies indicated that phenanthrene was one of the most important components of the herb, with a broad spectrum of antibiotic activity against Gram-positive bacteria. The objective of this study was to further characterize the antibacterial activity of the phenanthrene fraction from the fibrous root of the pseudobulb of B. striata. METHODS: The phenanthrene fraction (EF60) from the ethanol extract of fibrous roots of Bletilla striata pseudobulbs was isolated using polyamide column chromatography...
November 29, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878398/hsp90-is-a-promising-target-in-gemcitabine-and-5-fluorouracil-resistant-pancreatic-cancer
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Tarik Ghadban, Judith L Dibbern, Matthias Reeh, Jameel T Miro, Tung Y Tsui, Ulrich Wellner, Jakob R Izbicki, Cenap Güngör, Yogesh K Vashist
Chemotherapy (CT) options in pancreatic cancer (PC) are limited to gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). Several identified molecular targets in PC represent client proteins of HSP90. HSP90 is a promising target since it interferes with many oncogenic signaling pathways simultaneously. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of different HSP90 inhibitors in gemcitabine and 5-FU resistant PC. PC cell lines 5061, 5072 and 5156 were isolated and brought in to culture from patients being operated at our institution...
November 22, 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874123/bacteria-derived-fluorescent-carbon-dots-for-microbial-live-dead-differentiation
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Xian-Wu Hua, Yan-Wen Bao, Hong-Yin Wang, Zhan Chen, Fu-Gen Wu
Microbial viability assessment plays a key role in many areas such as pathogen detection, infectious disease treatment and antimicrobial drug development. Many conventional viability dyes (such as propidium iodide, PI) used for differentiating live/dead microbes suffer from notable cytotoxicity, poor photostability and are of high cost. Thus their applications for accurate microbial viability determination are limited. Herein, for the first time we report the successful synthesis of fluorescent carbon dots (CDs) from bacteria via one-step hydrothermal carbonization...
November 22, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843533/an-acetamide-derivative-as-a-camptothecin-sensitizer-for-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-through-increased-oxidative-stress-and-jnk-activation
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Han-Lin Chou, Yao Fong, Hsin-Hsien Lin, Eing Mei Tsai, Jeff Yi-Fu Chen, Wen-Tsan Chang, Chang-Yi Wu, Hui-Min David Wang, Hurng-Wern Huang, Chien-Chih Chiu
In recent years, combination chemotherapy is a primary strategy for treating lung cancer; however, the issues of antagonism and side effects still limit its applications. The development of chemosensitizer aims to sensitize chemoresistant cancer cells to anticancer drugs and therefore improve the efficacy of chemotherapy. In this study, we examined whether N-[2-(morpholin-4-yl)phenyl]-2-{8-oxatricyclo[7.4.0.0,2,7]trideca-1(9),2(7),3,5,10,12-hexaen-4-yloxy}acetamide (NPOA), an acetamide derivative, sensitizes human non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) H1299 cells towards camptothecin- (CPT-) induced apoptosis effects...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822287/traditional-chinese-medicine-use-among-patients-with-psoriasis-in-taiwan-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Shu-Wen Weng, Bor-Chyuan Chen, Yu-Chiao Wang, Chun-Kai Liu, Mao-Feng Sun, Ching-Mao Chang, Jaung-Geng Lin, Hung-Rong Yen
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has long been used for patients with psoriasis. This study aimed to investigate TCM usage in patients with psoriasis. We analyzed a cohort of one million individuals representing the 23 million enrollees randomly selected from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. We identified 28,510 patients newly diagnosed with psoriasis between 2000 and 2010. Among them, 20,084 (70.4%) patients were TCM users. Patients who were female, younger, white-collar workers and lived in urbanized area tended to be TCM users...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815936/microrna-124-enhances-response-to-radiotherapy-in-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-positive-breast-cancer-cells-by-targeting-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-3
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Ying Fu, Jianping Xiong
AIM: To determine whether microRNA (miR)-124 enhances the response to radiotherapy in human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer cells by targeting signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (Stat3). METHODS: miR-29b expression was measured in 80 pairs of breast tumor samples and adjacent normal tissues collected between January 2013 and July 2014. Activity changes of 50 canonical signaling pathways upon miR-124 overexpression were determined using Cignal Signal Transduction Reporter Array...
October 31, 2016: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781257/-role-and-mechanism-research-on-reversal-of-5-fluorouracil-resistance-by-epigallocatechin-gallate-in-gastric-cancer-drug-resistance-cells-lines-sgc-7901-5-fu
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Hongsheng Tang, Xiangliang Zhang, Shuzhong Cui, Jin Wang, Qiang Ruan, Yonghong Huang, Dinghua Yang
: To study the role and molecular mechanism of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in reversing drug-resistance to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in gastric cancer drug-resistant cell line SGC-7901/5-FU. METHODS: Drug-resistance gastric cancer cell line (SGC-7901/5-FU) was established by high doses of repeated impact joint drug concentration increment methods. The cell viability of the parent cell line and the drug-resistance cell line were determined by standard MTT assay. Cell survival rate of drug-resistance was calculated by the formula [(A490 of the treatment group / A490 of the control group) × 100%]...
October 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765352/dioscin-suppresses-hepatocellular-carcinoma-tumor-growth-by-inducing-apoptosis-and-regulation-of-tp53-bax-bcl2-and-cleaved-casp3
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Guangxian Zhang, Xiancheng Zeng, Ren Zhang, Juan Liu, Weici Zhang, Yujun Zhao, Xiaoyuan Zhang, Zhixue Wu, Yuhui Tan, Yingya Wu, Biaoyan Du
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy of the liver, occurs frequently in the setting of chronic liver injury. Although multiple therapeutic approaches are available, the prognosis of patients with HCC remains poor. Dioscin is a natural steroid saponin that presents in various plants. The anti-cancer and anti-fibrotic effects have been extensively reported. However, the effect of dioscin on HCC remains unclear. We aimed to investigate the anti-HCC properties of dioscin in vitro and in vivo...
November 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725262/molecular-cloning-and-characterization-of-pten-in-the-orange-spotted-grouper-epinephelus-coioides
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Sheng-Wei Luo, Wei-Na Wang, Ren-Chong Xie, Fu-Xing Xie, Jing-Rong Kong, Yu-Chao Xiao, Di Huang, Zuo-Ming Sun, Yuan Liu, Cong Wang
PTEN is a key tumor suppressor gene that can play a regulatory role in the cellular proliferation, survival and apoptosis. In this study, the full-length PTEN (EcPTEN) was obtained, containing a 5'UTR of 745 bp, an ORF of 1269 bp and a 3'UTR of 106 bp. The EcPTEN gene encoded a polypeptide of 422 amino acids with an estimated molecular mass of 49.14 KDa and a predicted isoelectric point (pI) of 6.34. The deduced amino acid sequence analysis showed that EcPTEN comprised the conserved residues and the characteristic domains known to the critical functionality of PTEN...
November 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
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