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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441753/coq10-deficiency-may-indicate-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-cr-vi-toxicity
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Xiali Zhong, Xing Yi, Rita de Cássia da Silveira E Sá, Yujing Zhang, Kaihua Liu, Fang Xiao, Caigao Zhong
To investigate the toxic mechanism of hexavalent chromium Cr(VI) and search for an antidote for Cr(VI)-induced cytotoxicity, a study of mitochondrial dysfunction induced by Cr(VI) and cell survival by recovering mitochondrial function was performed. In the present study, we found that the gene expression of electron transfer flavoprotein dehydrogenase (ETFDH) was strongly downregulated by Cr(VI) exposure. The levels of coenzyme 10 (CoQ10) and mitochondrial biogenesis presented by mitochondrial mass and mitochondrial DNA copy number were also significantly reduced after Cr(VI) exposure...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440402/erk5-regulates-tobacco-smoke%C3%A2-induced-urocystic-epithelial%C3%A2-mesenchymal-transition-in-balb-c-mice
#2
Jie Min, Hao Geng, Zhiqi Liu, Zhaofeng Liang, Zhiqiang Zhang, Dongdong Xie, Yi Wang, Tao Zhang, Dexin Yu, Caiyun Zhong
Tobacco smoke (TS) is an important risk factor of bladder cancer. Epithelial‑mesenchymal transition (EMT) is involved in the initiation and development of cancer. The role of extracellular signal‑regulated kinase (ERK) 5 in regulating TS‑induced EMT remains to be elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the regulatory role of ERK5 in TS‑triggered EMT in the bladder of mice. BALB/c mice were used for an in vivo TS exposure model. Mice were treated for 6 h a day for 12 weeks. The results demonstrated that mice exposed to TS had decreased mRNA and protein expression levels of the epithelial markers E‑cadherin and zonula occludens‑1, whereas expression levels of the mesenchymal markers Vimentin and N‑cadherin were increased...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440232/clinical-use-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-guidelines-and-recommendations-from-chinese-society-of-digestive-endoscopy
#3
Nan Ge, Shutian Zhang, Zhendong Jin, Siyu Sun, Aiming Yang, Bangmao Wang, Guiqi Wang, Guoqiang Xu, Jianyu Hao, Liang Zhong, Ning Zhong, Peng Li, Qi Zhu, Weidong Nian, Wen Li, Xiaofeng Zhang, Xiaoping Zhou, Xiujiang Yang, Yi Cui, Zhen Ding
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March 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436627/-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-and-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis
#4
Liying Chen, Yi Wang, Zhong Chen
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is a common and severe neurological disorder which is often intractable. It can not only damage the normal structure and function of hippocampus, but also affect the neurogenesis in dentate gyrus (DG). It is well documented from researches on the animal models of TLE that after a latent period of several days, prolonged seizure activity leads to a dramatic increase in mitotic activity in the hippocampal DG. However, cell proliferation returns to baseline levels within 3-4 weeks after status epilepticus (SE)...
January 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436626/-the-role-of-central-cholinergic-system-in-epilepsy
#5
Ying Wang, Yi Wang, Zhong Chen
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder, which is not only related to the imbalance between excitatory glutamic neurons and inhibitory GABAergic neurons, but also related to abnormal central cholinergic regulation. This article summarizes the scientific background and experimental data about cholinergic dysfunction in epilepsy from both cellular and network levels, further discusses the exact role of cholinergic system in epilepsy. In the cellular level, several types of epilepsy are believed to be associated with aberrant metabotropic muscarinic receptors in several different brain areas, while the mutations of ionotropic nicotinic receptors have been reported to result in a specific type of epilepsy-autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy...
January 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435523/discovery-of-1-2-3-triazolo-4-5-d-pyrimidine-derivatives-as-novel-lsd1-inhibitors
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Zhong-Hua Li, Xue-Qi Liu, Peng-Fei Geng, Feng-Zhi Suo, Jin-Lian Ma, Bin Yu, Tao-Qian Zhao, Zhao-Qing Zhou, Chen-Xi Huang, Yi-Chao Zheng, Hong-Min Liu
Lysine specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) plays a pivotal role in regulating the lysine methylation. The aberrant overexpression of LSD1 has been reported to be involved in the progression of certain human malignant tumors. Abrogation of LSD1 with RNAi or small molecule inhibitors may lead to the inhibition of cancer proliferation and migration. Herein, a series of [1,2,3]triazolo[4,5-d]pyrimidine derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their LSD1 inhibitory effects. The structure-activity relationship studies (SARs) were conducted by exploring three regions of this scaffold, leading to the discovery of compound 27 as potent LSD1 inhibitor (IC50 = 0...
April 13, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435473/downregulation-of-mitochondrial-cyclooxygenase-2-inhibits-the-stemness-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-by-decreasing-the-activity-of-dynamin-related-protein-1
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Teng-Jian Zhou, Shi-Li Zhang, Cheng-Yong He, Qun-Ying Zhuang, Pei-Yu Han, Sheng-Wei Jiang, Huan Yao, Yi-Jun Huang, Wen-Hua Ling, Yu-Chun Lin, Zhong-Ning Lin
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a small subset of malignant cells, possessing stemness, with strong tumorigenic capability, conferring resistance to therapy and leading to the relapse of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Our previous study suggested that cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) would be a novel target for the CSCs-like side population (SP) cells in NPC. In the present study, we further found that COX-2 maintained the stemness of NPC by enhancing the activity of mitochondrial dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1), a mitochondrial fission mediator, by studying both sorted SP cells from NPC cell lines and gene expression analyses in NPC tissues...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429731/the-evolutionary-life-cycle-of-the-polysaccharide-biosynthetic-gene-cluster-based-on-the-sphingomonadaceae
#8
Mengmeng Wu, Haidong Huang, Guoqiang Li, Yi Ren, Zhong Shi, Xiaoyan Li, Xiaohui Dai, Ge Gao, Mengnan Ren, Ting Ma
Although clustering of genes from the same metabolic pathway is a widespread phenomenon, the evolution of the polysaccharide biosynthetic gene cluster remains poorly understood. To determine the evolution of this pathway, we identified a scattered production pathway of the polysaccharide sanxan by Sphingomonas sanxanigenens NX02, and compared the distribution of genes between sphingan-producing and other Sphingomonadaceae strains. This allowed us to determine how the scattered sanxan pathway developed, and how the polysaccharide gene cluster evolved...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428791/genome-wide-association-study-for-pre-harvest-sprouting-resistance-in-a-large-germplasm-collection-of-chinese-wheat-landraces
#9
Yong Zhou, Hao Tang, Meng-Ping Cheng, Kwame O Dankwa, Zhong-Xu Chen, Zhan-Yi Li, Shang Gao, Ya-Xi Liu, Qian-Tao Jiang, Xiu-Jin Lan, Zhi-En Pu, Yu-Ming Wei, You-Liang Zheng, Lee T Hickey, Ji-Rui Wang
Pre-harvest sprouting (PHS) is mainly caused by the breaking of seed dormancy in high rainfall regions, which leads to huge economic losses in wheat. In this study, we evaluated 717 Chinese wheat landraces for PHS resistance and carried out genome-wide association studies (GWAS) using to 9,740 DArT-seq and 178,803 SNP markers. Landraces were grown across six environments in China and germination testing of harvest-ripe grain was used to calculate the germination rate (GR) for each accession at each site. GR was highly correlated across all environments...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426967/an-intrinsic-epigenetic-barrier-for-functional-axon-regeneration
#10
Yi-Lan Weng, Ran An, Jessica Cassin, Jessica Joseph, Ruifa Mi, Chen Wang, Chun Zhong, Seung-Gi Jin, Gerd P Pfeifer, Alfonso Bellacosa, Xinzhong Dong, Ahmet Hoke, Zhigang He, Hongjun Song, Guo-Li Ming
Mature neurons in the adult peripheral nervous system can effectively switch from a dormant state with little axonal growth to robust axon regeneration upon injury. The mechanisms by which injury unlocks mature neurons' intrinsic axonal growth competence are not well understood. Here, we show that peripheral sciatic nerve lesion in adult mice leads to elevated levels of Tet3 and 5-hydroxylmethylcytosine in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons. Functionally, Tet3 is required for robust axon regeneration of DRG neurons and behavioral recovery...
April 19, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423354/cd54-rabbit-adipose-derived-stem-cells-overexpressing-hif-1%C3%AE-facilitate-vascularized-fat-flap-regeneration
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De-Quan Li, Guan-Ming Lu, Yi-Dan Liang, Zhi-Jie Liang, Min-Hong Huang, Qi-Liu Peng, Dong-Hua Zou, Rong-He Gu, Fang-Tian Xu, Hui Gao, Zhen-Dong Chen, Guang-Yi Chi, Zhong-Heng Wei, Li Chen, Hong-Mian Li
Fat flap transplantation is frequently performed in patients suffering from soft tissue defects resulting from disease or trauma. This study explored the feasibility of constructing vascularized fat flaps using rabbit adipose-derived stem cells (rASCs) and collagen scaffolds in a rabbit model. We evaluated rASCs proliferation, paracrine function, adipogenesis, vascularization, and CD54 expression, with or without HIF-1α transfection in vitro and in vivo. We observed that adipogenic differentiation potential was greater in rASCs with high CD54 expression (CD54+rASCs) than in those with low expression (CD54-rASCs), both in vitro and in vivo...
April 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421215/control-of-supramolecular-nanoassemblies-by-tuning-the-interactions-of-bent-shaped-rod-coil-molecules
#12
Shengnan You, Keli Zhong, Long Yi Jin
Rod-coil molecules 1a, 1b and 2a, 2b, consisting of biphenyl and phenyl units connected by an acetylene bond as the rod segment and oligo(ethylene glycol) (OEG) as the coil segment, were synthesized and characterized. Molecules 1a and 1b incorporate a butoxy group at the apex of their bent-shaped rigid building blocks, while both 1b and 2b contain a lateral methyl group between the rod and coil segments. The self-assembling behavior of these molecules was investigated using DSC, SAXS, CD, AFM, and TEM in bulk and aqueous solutions...
April 19, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419184/mechanisms-for-the-species-difference-between-mouse-and-pig-oocytes-in-their-sensitivity-to-glucorticoids%C3%A2
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Shuai Gong, Guang-Yi Sun, Min Zhang, Hong-Jie Yuan, Shuai Zhu, Guang-Zhong Jiao, Ming-Jiu Luo, Jing-He Tan
Although in vitro exposure to physiological concentrations of glucorticoids did not affect maturation of mouse oocytes, it significantly inhibited nuclear maturation of pig oocytes. Studies on this species difference in oocyte sensitivity to glucocorticoids will contribute to our understanding of how stress/glucocorticoids affect oocytes. This study showed that glucorticoid receptors (NR3C1) were expressed in both oocytes and cumulus cells (CCs) of both pigs and mice; however, while cortisol inhibition of oocyte maturation was overcome by NR3C1 inhibitor RU486 in pigs, it could not be relieved by RU486 in mice...
April 17, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418160/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-5-o-tolyl-1h-tetrazole-derivatives-as-potent-anticonvulsant-agents
#14
Shiyang Dong, Tiantian Wang, Huayu Wang, Kun Qian, Zhongli Zhang, Yueming Zuo, Guangming Luo, Yi Jin, Zengtao Wang
A series of 5-(o-tolyl)-1H-tetrazole derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their anticonvulsant activities. 1-(2-Methylbenzyl)-5-(o-tolyl)-1H-tetrazole (3h) showed important anticonvulsant activity against the MES-induced seizures, as well as lower neurotoxicity with an ED50 value of 12.7 mg/kg and a TD50 value of over 500 mg/kg after intraperitoneal injection into mice, providing 3h with a high protective index (TD50 /ED50 ) of over 39.4. The achieved results prove that the distinctive compounds could be valuable as a model for future development, adaptation, and investigation to construct more active analogues...
April 18, 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415665/mental-health-of-the-old-and-new-generation-migrant-workers-in-china-who-are-at-greater-risk-for-psychological-distress
#15
Bao-Liang Zhong, Sandra S M Chan, Tie-Bang Liu, Dong Jin, Chi-Yi Hu, Helen F K Chiu
Rural-to-urban migrant workers (MWs) are a large vulnerable population in China and, recently, the new-generation MWs (those born in 1980 or later) have become the majority of this population. Examining difference in the epidemiology of poor mental health between the new- and old-generation (those born before 1980) MWs would facilitate mental health promotion efforts. However, very few related studies are available and they produced conflicting findings. This study investigated intergenerational difference in prevalence and correlates of psychological distress (PD) in MWs...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415599/brca1-missense-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-poor-prognosis-of-pancreatic-cancer-patients-in-a-chinese-population
#16
Ying Zhu, Kan Zhai, Juntao Ke, Jiaoyuan Li, Yajie Gong, Yang Yang, Jianbo Tian, Yi Zhang, Danyi Zou, Xiating Peng, Jing Gong, Rong Zhong, Kun Huang, Jiang Chang, Xiaoping Miao
Pancreatic cancer is a highly lethal disease with limited prognostic marker. BRAC1 and BRCA2 are two classic tumor suppressor genes which play an important role in DNA repair. Somatic mutations and germline genetic variants on BRCA1/2 have been found associated with the tumorigenesis of pancreatic cancer. However, the correlations between BRCA1/2 polymorphism and pancreatic cancer prognosis remained unknown. In this study, we genotyped three tag missense variants on BRCA1/2 in 603 sporadic pancreatic cancer patients in a Chinese population...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414200/combining-53bp1-with-brca1-as-a-biomarker-to-predict-the-sensitivity-of-poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-parp-inhibitors
#17
Zhong-Min Yang, Xue-Mei Liao, Yi Chen, Yan-Yan Shen, Xin-Ying Yang, Yi Su, Yi-Ming Sun, Ying-Lei Gao, Jian Ding, Ao Zhang, Jin-Xue He, Ze-Hong Miao
Over half of patients with BRCA1-deficient cancers do not respond to treatment with poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. In this study, we report that a combination of 53BP1 and BRCA1 may serve as a biomarker of PARP inhibitor sensitivity. Based on the mRNA levels of four homologous recombination repair (HR) genes and PARP inhibitor sensitivity, we selected BRCA1-deficient MDA-MB-436 cells to conduct RNA interference. Reducing expression of 53BP1, but not the other three HR genes, was found to lower simmiparib sensitivity...
April 17, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412354/role-of-gpr30-in-estrogen-induced-prostate-epithelial-apoptosis-and-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Deng-Liang Yang, Jia-Wen Xu, Jianguo Zhu, Yi-Lin Zhang, Jian-Bang Xu, Qing Sun, Xiao-Nian Cao, Wu-Lin Zuo, Ruo-Shui Xu, Jiehong Huang, Fu-Neng Jiang, Yang-Jia Zhuo, Bai-Quan Xiao, Yun-Zhong Liu, Dongbo Yuan, Zhaolin Sun, Hui-Chan He, Zhao-Rong Lun, Wei-De Zhong, Wen-Liang Zhou
Several studies have implicated estrogen and the estrogen receptor (ER) in the pathogenesis of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH); however, the mechanism underlying this effect remains elusive. In the present study, we demonstrated that estrogen (17β-estradiol, or E2)-induced activation of the G protein-coupled receptor 30 (GPR30) triggered Ca(2+) release from the endoplasmic reticulum, increased the mitochondrial Ca(2+) concentration, and thus induced prostate epithelial cell (PEC) apoptosis. Both E2 and the GPR30-specific agonist G1 induced a transient intracellular Ca(2+) release in PECs via the phospholipase C (PLC)-inositol 1, 4, 5-triphosphate (IP3) pathway, and this was abolished by treatment with the GPR30 antagonist G15...
April 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412195/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-predicts-hospital-acquired-bacterial-infections-in-decompensated-cirrhosis
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Yi-Jing Cai, Jia-Jia Dong, Jin-Zhong Dong, Nai-Bing Yang, Mei Song, Yu-Qun Wang, Yong-Ping Chen, Zhuo Lin, Ke-Qing Shi
BACKGROUND: Bacterial infection is a frequent complication and severe burden in cirrhotic patients. We determined the utility of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) to predict the hospital-acquired (HA) bacterial infections episode in patients with decompensated cirrhosis. METHODS: We retrospectively included 2066 consecutive decompensated cirrhotic patients from two separate tertiary hospitals, divided into training (n=1377) and validation (n=689) set. All data were collected on admission and all overt bacterial infections occurring after >48h of hospital stay were registered...
April 13, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411826/a-novel-fluorescent-biosensor-for-adenosine-triphosphate-detection-based-on-the-polydopamine-nanospheres-integrating-with-enzymatic-recycling-amplification
#20
Xiaoting Ji, Bingqing Yi, Yujuan Xu, Yanan Zhao, Hua Zhong, Caifeng Ding
Based on the protective performance of polydopamine nanospheres (PDANSs) for DNA against nuclease digestion and the specific recognition characteristic of aptamer, we have developed an enzymatic recycling signal amplification method for highly sensitive and selective detection of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Fluorescence measurements were carried out to verify the DNA polymerase and exonuclease III (Exo III) assisted target recycling process and fluorescence signal amplification. In the absence of the ATP, initially, the signal DNA-PDANSs complex was in the "off" state due to the efficient fluorescence quenching of 6-carboxyfluorescein (FAM) adjacent to the surface of PDANSs...
July 1, 2017: Talanta
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