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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530819/regioselective-ni-catalyzed-carboxylation-of-allylic-and-propargylic-alcohols-with-carbon-dioxide
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Yue-Gang Chen, Bin Shuai, Cong Ma, Xiu-Jie Zhang, Ping Fang, Tian-Sheng Mei
An efficient Ni-catalyzed reductive carboxylation of allylic alcohols with CO2 has been successfully developed, providing linear β,γ-unsaturated carboxylic acids as the sole regioisomer with generally high E/Z stereoselectivity. In addition, the carboxylic acids can be generated from propargylic alcohols via hydrogenation to give allylic alcohol intermediates, followed by carboxylation. A preliminary mechanistic investigation suggests that the hydrogenation step is made possible by a Ni hydride intermediate produced by a hydrogen atom transfer from water...
May 22, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529623/high-expression-of-epha4-predicted-lesser-degree-of-tumor-regression-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer
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Ching-Yih Lin, Ying-En Lee, Yu-Feng Tian, Ding-Ping Sun, Ming-Jen Sheu, Chen-Yi Lin, Chien-Feng Li, Sung-Wei Lee, Li-Ching Lin, I-Wei Chang, Chieh-Tien Wang, Hong-Lin He
Background: Numerous transmembrane receptor tyrosine kinase pathways have been found to play an important role in tumor progression in some cancers. This study was aimed to evaluate the clinical impact of Eph receptor A4 (EphA4) in patients with rectal cancer treated with neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) combined with mesorectal excision, with special emphasis on tumor regression. Methods: Analysis of the publicly available expression profiling dataset of rectal cancer disclosed that EphA4 was the top-ranking, significantly upregulated, transmembrane receptor tyrosine kinase pathway-associated gene in the non-responders to CCRT, compared with the responders...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529530/chai-qin-cheng-qi-decoction-and-carbachol-improve-intestinal-motility-by-regulating-protein-kinase-c-mediated-ca-2-release-in-colonic-smooth-muscle-cells-in-rats-with-acute-necrotising-pancreatitis
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Chen-Long Zhang, Zi-Qi Lin, Rui-Jie Luo, Xiao-Xin Zhang, Jia Guo, Wei Wu, Na Shi, Li-Hui Deng, Wei-Wei Chen, Xiao-Ying Zhang, Shameena Bharucha, Wei Huang, Robert Sutton, John A Windsor, Ping Xue, Qing Xia
Chai-Qin-Cheng-Qi decoction (CQCQD) improves intestinal motility in acute pancreatitis (AP), but the mechanism(s) require elucidation. We investigated the effects of CQCQD and carbachol, a prokinetic agent, on colonic smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in L-arginine-induced necrotising AP model in rats. In treatment groups, intragastric CQCQD (20 g/kg, 2 hourly × 3 doses) or intraperitoneal carbachol (60 μg/kg) was given 24 hours after induction of AP. Both CQCQD and carbachol decreased the severity of pancreatic and colonic histopathology (all P < 0...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529023/clinical-efficacy-of-transrectal-ultrasound-guided-prostate-biopsy-in-men-younger-than-50-years-old-with-an-elevated-prostate-specific-antigen-concentration-4-0%C3%A2-ng-ml
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Chin-Heng Lu, Tzu-Ping Lin, She Huei Shen, Yi-Hsiu Huang, Hsiao-Jen Chung, Junne-Yih Kuo, William J S Huang, Howard H H Wu, Yen-Hwa Chang, Alex T L Lin, Kuang-Kuo Chen
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) is not commonly found in men younger than 50 years of age. However, serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) concentration has been examined more frequently at a younger age in Asia partially due to an increased awareness of prostate cancer. The purpose of our study was to investigate the efficacy and complication of PSA-triggered transrectal ultrasonography-guided prostate (TRUSP) biopsies. We retrospectively reviewed TRUSP biopsies in young men with elevated PSA concentration in Taipei Veterans General Hospital...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528966/nampt-inhibitor-protects-ischemic-neuronal-injury-in-rat-brain-via-anti-neuroinflammation
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Chen-Xiang Chen, Jing Huang, Ga-Qi Tu, Jia-Tong Lu, Xian Xie, Bing Zhao, Ming Wu, Qiao-Juan Shi, San-Hua Fang, Er-Qing Wei, Wei-Ping Zhang, Yun-Bi Lu
Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) is an important neuroprotective factor in cerebral ischemia, and it has been reported that NAMPT inhibitors can aggravate neuronal injury in the acute phase. However, because it is a cytokine, NAMPT participates in many inflammatory diseases in the peripheral system, and its inhibitors have therapeutic effects. Following cerebral ischemia, the peripheral and resident inflammatory and immune cells produce many pro-inflammatory mediators in the ischemic area, which induce neuroinflammation and impair the brain...
May 18, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528817/tracing-and-characterizing-the-development-of-transplanted-female-germline-stem-cells-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Changqing Wu, Bo Xu, Xiaoyong Li, Wenzhi Ma, Ping Zhang, Xuejin Chen, Ji Wu
It has long been believed that most female mammalian species lose the ability to generate oocytes in postnatal ovaries. Recent evidence has demonstrated the isolation and culture of female germline stem cells (FGSCs) from adult mice and humans. However, the process and mechanisms of FGSC differentiation in vivo following transplantation have not yet been studied. Here, we isolated and characterized FGSCs from a single EGFP-transgenic mouse, and traced the development and behavior of transplanted FGSCs (F-TFs) in vivo...
May 6, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528782/genomic-and-phenotypic-analyses-of-pseudomonas-psychrotolerans-prs08-11306-reveal-a-turnerbactin-biosynthesis-gene-cluster-that-contributes-to-nitrogen-fixation
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Ruifang Liu, Yu Zhang, Ping Chen, Haiyan Lin, Guoyou Ye, Zhongwei Wang, Changwei Ge, Bo Zhu, Deyong Ren
Plant-microbe interactions can provide agronomic benefits, such as enhancing nutrient uptake and providing fixed nitrogen. The Pseudomonas psychrotolerans strain PRS08-11306 was isolated from rice seeds and can enhance plant growth. Here, we analyzed the P. psychrotolerans genome, which is ∼5Mb, with 4389 coding sequences, 77 tRNAs, and 7 rRNAs. Genome analysis identified a cluster of turnerbactin biosynthetic genes, which are responsible for the production of a catecholate siderophore and contribute to nitrogen fixation for the host...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528756/necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-low-birth-weight-infants-in-china-mortality-risk-factors-expressed-by-birth-weight-categories
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Tian Qian, Rong Zhang, Li Zhu, Peng Shi, Jie Yang, Chang-Yi Yang, Dong-Mei Chen, Jing-Yun Shi, Xiao-Guang Zhou, Yin-Ping Qiu, Yong Yang, Ling He, Shao-Ru He, Yun-Tao Cao, Qiu-Fen Wei, Manoj Kumar, Chao Chen
BACKGROUND: We retrospectively investigated incidence, morbidity, and mortality of neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis in China, with special emphasis on determining the predictors of necrotizing enterocolitis associated mortality. METHODS: We identified neonates as having necrotizing enterocolitis if they met the accepted diagnostic criterion. Data pertaining to antenatal period, labor and birth, and the postnatal course of illness were collected. Multivariate analysis and logistic regression were used to analyze the risk factors...
April 12, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528355/increased-retinol-free-rbp4-contributes-to-insulin-resistance-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Yanmin Chen, Ping Lv, Mengkai Du, Zhaoxia Liang, Menglin Zhou, Danqing Chen
PURPOSE: Retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) is a circulating retinol transporter that is strongly associated with insulin resistance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the RBP4 and retinol level in rat model of gestational diabetes mellitus and the relationship between retinol-free RBP4 (apo-RBP4), retinol-bound RBP4 (holo-RBP4) and insulin resistance. METHODS: Pregnant rats were administered streptozotocin to induce diabetes. The RBP4 and retinol levels were evaluated in GDM and normal pregnant rats...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528281/risk-of-stroke-among-patients-with-borderline-personality-disorder-a-nationwide-longitudinal-study
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Mu-Hong Chen, Ju-Wei Hsu, Ya-Mei Bai, Tung-Ping Su, Cheng-Ta Li, Wei-Chen Lin, Shih-Jen Tsai, Wen-Han Chang, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Kai-Lin Huang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggested that patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) had a higher prevalence of stroke-related risk factors, such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes mellitus. But, the association between BPD and subsequent stroke has been rarely investigated. METHODS: Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, 5969 borderline patients aged 18 years and older and 23,876 age-and sex-matched controls were enrolled between 2002 and 2009, and followed up to the end of 2011 to identify the development of stroke...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527414/structural-characterization-and-discrimination-of-the-paris-polyphylla-var-yunnanensis-and-paris-vietnamensis-based-on-metabolite-profiling-analysis
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Li-Ping Kang, Yuan-Yuan Huang, Zhi-Lai Zhan, Da-Hui Liu, Hua-Sheng Peng, Tie-Gui Nan, Yuan Zhang, Qing-Xiu Hao, Jin-Fu Tang, Shou-Dong Zhu, Guang Yang, Lan-Ping Guo, Min Chen, Lu-Qi Huang
This study aimed to distinguish the rhizomes of Paris polyphylla var. yunnanensis (Franch) Hand Mazz (PPY) and Paris veitnamensis (Takht.) H. Li (PV) using metabolomics-based ultra high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-fligh mass spectrometry (UHPLC/Q-TOF MS). First, the UHPLC/Q-TOF MS approach was optimized for metabolite profiling. Then, the MS data were processed using UNIFI™ combined with an in-house library to automatically characterize the metabolites. Based on the exact mass information, the fragmentation characteristics, and the retention time of compounds, and the fragmentation mechanism and retention behavior of steroidal glycosides in the references, the structures identified by UNIFI were further verified...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526880/prognostic-relevance-of-uch-l1-and-%C3%AE-internexin-in-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Yu-Li Song, Run Yu, Xin-Wei Qiao, Chun-Mei Bai, Chong-Mei Lu, Yu Xiao, Ding-Rong Zhong, Jie Chen, Yu-Pei Zhao, Tai-Ping Zhang, Tian-Tian Song, He-Li Gao, Ying-Hua Wan, Lin Shen, Jie Chen, Bin Lv, Jian-Jiang Hao, Ye Zhang, Laura Tang, Yuan-Jia Chen
Prognostic biomarkers for the pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are needed. Proteomic study on insulinoma has been rarely reported. We identified the differential expression of proteins between insulinoma and their paired tissues by proteomic analysis, and evaluated the prognostic significance of specific proteins in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors including insulinoma. The differential expression of select proteins was validated in more than 300 tumors using immunohistochemical staining and western blot. Methylation of UCH-L1 promoter in tumors was examined by methylation specific PCR and validated by sequencing...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526862/significant-clinical-factors-associated-with-long-term-mortality-in-critical-cancer-patients-requiring-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation
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Li-Ta Keng, Kuei-Pin Chung, Shu-Yung Lin, Sheng-Kai Liang, Jui-Chen Cheng, I-Chun Chen, Yen-Fu Chen, Hou-Tai Chang, Chia-Lin Hsu, Jih-Shuin Jerng, Hao-Chien Wang, Ping-Hung Kuo, Huey-Dong Wu, Jin-Yuan Shih, Chong-Jen Yu
Studies about prognostic assessment in cancer patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) for post-intensive care are scarce. We retrospectively enrolled 112 cancer patients requiring PMV support who were admitted to the respiratory care center (RCC), a specialized post-intensive care weaning facility, from November 2009 through September 2013. The weaning success rate was 44.6%, and mortality rates at hospital discharge and after 1 year were 43.8% and 76.9%, respectively. Multivariate logistic regression showed that weaning failure, in addition to underlying cancer status, was significantly associated with an increased 1-year mortality (odds ratio, 6...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525903/polymorphisms-in-methotrexate-transporters-and-their-relationship-to-plasma-methotrexate-levels-toxicity-of-high-dose-methotrexate-and-outcome-of-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Shu-Guang Liu, Chao Gao, Rui-Dong Zhang, Xiao-Xi Zhao, Lei Cui, Wei-Jing Li, Zhen-Ping Chen, Zhi-Xia Yue, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Min-Yuan Wu, Jian-Xiang Wang, Zhi-Gang Li, Hu-Yong Zheng
High-dose methotrexate (HDMTX) plays an important role in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) although there is great inter-patient variability in the efficacy and toxicity of MTX. The relationship between polymorphisms in genes encoding MTX transporters and MTX response is controversial. In the present study, 322 Chinese children with standard- and intermediate-risk ALL were genotyped for 12 polymorphisms. SLCO1B1 rs10841753 showed a significant association with plasma MTX levels at 48 h (P = 0...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524865/dual-stimuli-responsive-and-reversibly-activatable-theranostic-nanoprobe-for-precision-tumor-targeting-and-fluorescence-guided-photothermal-therapy
#15
Xu Zhao, Cheng-Xiong Yang, Li-Gong Chen, Xiu-Ping Yan
The integrated functions of diagnostics and therapeutics make theranostics great potential for personalized medicine. Stimulus-responsive therapy allows spatial control of therapeutic effect only in the site of interest, and offers promising opportunities for imaging-guided precision therapy. However, the imaging strategies in previous stimulus-responsive therapies are 'always on' or irreversible 'turn on' modality, resulting in poor signal-to-noise ratios or even 'false positive' results. Here we show the design of dual-stimuli-responsive and reversibly activatable nanoprobe for precision tumour-targeting and fluorescence-guided photothermal therapy...
May 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523908/peptide-functionalized-nanomaterials-for-efficient-isolation-of-her2-positive-circulating-tumor-cells
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Jiaxi Peng, Qiong Zhao, Wangshu Zheng, Ping Li, Wenzhe Li, Ling Zhu, Xiaoran Liu, Bin Shao, Huiping Li, Chen Wang, Yanlian Yang
Specific antigen-positive circulating tumor cell (CTC) detection is necessary in therapeutic response monitoring and targeted therapy guidance. The existence of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) and the concentration of HER2-positive CTCs are strong indicators for patient diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutic monitoring. We managed the direct isolation of HER2-positive CTCs by peptide-functionalized nanomaterials, designing and screening a peptide as an HER2 antibody alternative demonstrating high HER2 affinity and selectivity...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523467/elevated-expression-of-cst1-promotes-breast-cancer-progression-and-predicts-a-poor-prognosis
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Da-Nian Dai, Yan Li, Bo Chen, Yong Du, Shi-Bing Li, Shi-Xun Lu, Zhi-Ping Zhao, Ai-Jun Zhou, Ning Xue, Tian-Liang Xia, Mu-Sheng Zeng, Qian Zhong, Wei-Dong Wei
Cystatin SN (CST1) belongs to the type 2 cystatin (CST) superfamily, which restricts the proteolytic activities of cysteine proteases. CST1 has been recently considered to be involved in the development of several human cancers. However, the prognostic significance and function of CST1 in breast cancer remains unknown. In the current study, we found that CST1 was generally upregulated in breast cancer at both mRNA and protein level. Furthermore, overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) in the low CST1 expression subgroup were significantly superior to the high CST1 expression subgroup (OS, p < 0...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522916/early-hepatitis-b-viral-dna-clearance-predicts-treatment-response-at-week-96
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Xiao-Yu Fu, De-Ming Tan, Cui-Mei Liu, Bin Gu, Li-Hua Hu, Zhong-Tian Peng, Bin Chen, Yuan-Lin Xie, Huan-Yu Gong, Xiao-Xuan Hu, Lian-Hui Yao, Xiao-Ping Xu, Zheng-Yuan Fu, Lang-Qiu He, Si-Hai Li, Yun-Zhu Long, De-Hui Li, Ji-Long Gu, Shi-Fang Peng
AIM: To investigate whether hepatitis viral DNA load at 24 wk of treatment predicts response at 96 wk in patients with chronic hepatitis B. METHODS: A total of 172 hepatitis B envelope antigen (HBeAg)-positive chronic hepatitis B patients who received initial treatment at 16 tertiary hospitals in Hunan Province, China were enrolled in this study. All patients received conventional doses of lamivudine and adefovir dipivoxil, telbivudine, entecavir dispersible tablets, or entecavir tablets for 96 wk...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522820/microstructures-mechanical-behavior-and-strengthening-mechanism-of-tisicn-nanocomposite-films
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Wei Li, Ping Liu, Zenghui Xue, Fengcang Ma, Ke Zhang, Xiaohong Chen, Rui Feng, Peter K Liaw
Currently, the arguments have existed in the strengthening mechanism and microstructural model of the nanocomposite film due to lack of the convincible experimental evidences. In this investigation, the quarternary TiSiCN nanocomposite films with the different C and Si contents are synthesized by the reactive-magnetron-sputtering technique. The TiSiCN film is characterized as the nanocomposite structure with the TiN nanocrystallites surrounded by the (Si3N4 + C + CNx) interface phase. When the C/Si content ratio is 2:2, the TiSiCN nanocomposite film is remarkably strengthened with the maximal hardness and elastic modulus of 46...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522297/three-dimensional-spheroid-culture-promotes-the-stemness-maintenance-of-cranial-stem-cells-by-activating-pi3k-akt-and-suppressing-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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Da He, Ren-Xian Wang, Jian-Ping Mao, Bin Xiao, Da-Fu Chen, Wei Tian
Multipotent stem cells are one of the most powerful tools available for the bone regeneration. However, owing to various limitations, including a lack of tissue-specific stem cell identification, reconstruction of large cranial bone defects remains challenging. In the current study, we isolated a population of Sca-1(+)CD105(+)CD140a(+) stem cells from adult mouse calvarium and cultured them as three-dimensional spheroids. Although these cells shared similar surface antigens when grown in either monolayers or spheroids, the cranial stem cells grown in spheroids possessed enhanced multipotency and proliferation capacity...
May 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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