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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731088/laser-engraved-carbon-nanotube-paper-for-instilling-high-sensitivity-high-stretchability-and-high-linearity-in-strain-sensors
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Yangyang Xin, Jian Zhou, Xuezhu Xu, Gilles Lubineau
There is an increasing demand for strain sensors with high sensitivity and high stretchability for new applications such as robotics or wearable electronics. However, for the available technologies, the sensitivity of the sensors varies widely. These sensors are also highly nonlinear, making reliable measurement challenging. Here we introduce a new family of sensors composed of a laser-engraved carbon nanotube paper embedded in an elastomer. A roll-to-roll pressing of these sensors activates a pre-defined fragmentation process, which results in a well-controlled, fragmented microstructure...
July 21, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729823/administration-of-tauroursodeoxycholic-acid-attenuates-early-brain-injury-via-akt-pathway-activation
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Dongdong Sun, Gang Gu, Jianhao Wang, Yan Chai, Yueshan Fan, Mengchen Yang, Xin Xu, Weiwei Gao, Fei Li, Dongpei Yin, Shuai Zhou, Xin Chen, Jianning Zhang
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of trauma-induced mortality and disability, and emerging studies have shown that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress plays an important role in the pathophysiology of TBI. Tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA), a hydrophilic bile acid, has been reported to act as an ER stress inhibitor and chemical chaperone and to have the potential to attenuate apoptosis and inflammation. To study the effects of TUDCA on brain injury, we subjected mice to TBI with a controlled cortical impact (CCI) device...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722699/added-value-of-parotid-r2-values-for-evaluation-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-a-preliminary-study
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Chen Chu, Nan Zhou, Huayong Zhang, Xin Dou, Ming Li, Song Liu, Jie Wang, Weibo Chen, Queenie Chan, Lingyun Sun, Jian He, Zhengyang Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To explore the application of parotid R2* values for evaluating Sjögren syndrome (SS). METHODS: Twenty-four consecutive SS patients and 24 sex-matched and age-matched healthy volunteers underwent bilateral parotid 3.0 T magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, including blood oxygenation level dependent sequence. Parotid R2* values of SS patients and volunteers were compared. A receiver operating characteristic analysis was used to evaluate the diagnostic performance of parotid R2* value alone and in combination with MR nodular grade...
July 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721720/multicolor-tunable-luminescence-based-on-tb-3-eu-3-doping-through-a-facile-hydrothermal-route
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Chao Wang, Ting Zhou, Jing Jiang, Huiyuan Geng, Zhanglei Ning, Xin Lai, Jian Bi, Daojiang Gao
Ln(3+)-doped fluoride is a far efficient material for realizing multicolor emission, which plays an important part in full-color displays, biolabeling and MRI. However, studies on the multicolor tuning properties of Ln(3+)-doped fluoride are mainly concentrated on a complicated process using three or more dopants and the principle of energy transfer mechanism is still unclear. Herein, multicolor tunable emission is successfully obtained only by co-doping with Tb(3+) and Eu(3+) ions in β-NaGdF4 submicrocrystals via a facile hydrothermal route...
July 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719759/airway-closure-could-be-confirmed-by-electrical-impedance-tomography
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Xiu-Mei Sun, Guang-Qiang Chen, Yi-Min Zhou, Yan-Lin Yang, Jian-Xin Zhou
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July 18, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717968/deletion-of-type-2-cannabinoid-receptor-induces-alzheimer-s-disease-like-tau-pathology-and-memory-impairment-through-ampk-gsk3%C3%AE-pathway
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Lin Wang, Bing-Jin Liu, Yun Cao, Wei-Qi Xu, Dong-Sheng Sun, Meng-Zhu Li, Fang-Xiao Shi, Man Li, Qing Tian, Jian-Zhi Wang, Xin-Wen Zhou
Although several studies have shown that type-2 cannabinoid receptor (CB2R) is involved in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology, the effects of CB2R on AD-like tau abnormal phosphorylation and its underlying mechanism remain unclear. Herein, we employed the CB2R(-/-) mice as the animal model to explore roles of CB2R in regulating tau phosphorylation and brain function. We found that CB2R(-/-) mice display AD-like tau hyperphosphorylation, hippocampus-dependent memory impairment, increase of GSK3β activity, decrease of AMPK and Sirt1 activity and mitochondria dysfunction...
July 17, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716677/incidence-of-active-tuberculosis-in-individuals-with-latent-tuberculosis-infection-in-rural-china-follow-up-results-of-a-population-based-multicentre-prospective-cohort-study
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Lei Gao, Xiangwei Li, Jianmin Liu, Xinhua Wang, Wei Lu, Liqiong Bai, Henan Xin, Haoran Zhang, Hengjing Li, Zongde Zhang, Yu Ma, Mufei Li, Boxuan Feng, Jiang Du, Hongtao Sui, Rong Zhao, Haoxiang Su, Shouguo Pan, Ling Guan, Fei Shen, Jian He, Shumin Yang, Hongyan Si, Xu Cheng, Zuhui Xu, Yunhong Tan, Tianzhu Chen, Weiguo Xu, Hong Peng, Zhijian Wang, Tao Zhu, Xiaoyou Chen, Xinhua Zhou, Xueling Guan, Qi Jin
BACKGROUND: The management of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is a new priority action for the WHO End Tuberculosis (TB) Strategy. However, national guidelines on latent tuberculosis infection testing and treatment have not yet been developed in China. Here, we present the results from the 2-year follow-up of a study that aimed to track the development of active disease in individuals with latent tuberculosis infection, identify priority populations for latent infection management, and explore the most suitable latent infection diagnostic approach...
July 14, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716599/maintaining-viability-and-characteristics-of-cholangiocarcinoma-tissue-by-vitrification-based-cryopreservation
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Min Zeng, Qiu-Rui Yang, Gong-Bo Fu, Yuan Zhang, Xu Zhou, Wei-Jian Huang, Hong-Dan Zhang, Wei-Jian Li, Zhen-Yu Wang, He-Xin Yan, Bo Zhai
Tumor tissue has great clinical and scientific value which relies highly on the proper preservation of primary materials. Conventional tumor tissue cryopreservation using slow-freezing method has yielded limited success, leading to significant cell loss and morphological damage. Here we report a standardized vitrification-based cryopreservation method, by which we have successfully vitrified and warmed 35 intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) tissues with up to 80% viability of the fresh tumor tissues. Cryopreserved ICC tissue could generate patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) with take rates of 68...
July 14, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713327/il-2-anti-il-2-complex-attenuates-inflammation-and-bbb-disruption-in-mice-subjected-to-traumatic-brain-injury
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Weiwei Gao, Fei Li, Ziwei Zhou, Xin Xu, Yingang Wu, Shuai Zhou, Dongpei Yin, Dongdong Sun, Jianhua Xiong, Rongcai Jiang, Jianning Zhang
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) induces the excessive inflammation and disruption of blood-brain barrier, both of which are partially mediated by the activation of microglia and release of inflammatory cytokines. Previous reports showed that administration of regulatory T cells (Tregs) could suppress inflammation and promote neurological function recovery, and that the IL-2/anti-IL-2 complex (IL-2C) could increase the number of Tregs. Thus, we hypothesized that IL-2C-mediated expansion of Tregs would be beneficial in mice subjected to TBI...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711625/suppressing-mpges-1-expression-by-sinomenine-ameliorates-inflammation-and-arthritis
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Hua Zhou, Jian-Xin Liu, Jin-Fang Luo, Chun-Song Cheng, Elaine Lai-Han Leung, Ying Li, Xiao-Hui Su, Zhong-Qiu Liu, Ting-Bo Chen, Fu-Gang Duan, Yan Dong, Yi-Han Zuo, Chong Li, Chon Kit Lio, Ting Li, Pei Luo, Ying Xie, Xiao-Jun Yao, Pei-Xun Wang, Liang Liu
Recently, microsomal prostaglandin E synthase 1 (mPGES-1) has attracted much attention from pharmacologists as a promising strategy and an attractive target for treating various types of diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which could preserve the anti-inflammatory effect while reducing the adverse effects often occur during administration of Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Here, we report that Sinomenine (SIN) decreased prostaglandin (PG)E2 levels without affecting prostacyclin (PG)I2 and thromboxane (TX)A2 synthesis via selective inhibiting mPGES-1 expression, a possible reason of low risk of cardiovascular event compared with NSAIDs...
July 12, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710406/comprehensive-circular-rna-profiling-reveals-the-regulatory-role-of-the-circrna-100338-mir-141-3p-pathway-in-hepatitis-b-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Xiu-Yan Huang, Zi-Li Huang, Yong-Hua Xu, Qi Zheng, Zi Chen, Wei Song, Jian Zhou, Zhao-You Tang, Xin-Yu Huang
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) represent a class of endogenous noncoding RNAs that have recently been recognized as important regulators of gene expression and pathological networks. However, their transcriptional activities and functional mechanisms in cancer remain largely unknown. Here, we present results from a global circRNA expression and functional analysis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Using a circRNA microarray, we identified 226 differentially expressed circRNAs, of which 189 were significantly upregulated and 37 were downregulated...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701179/a-study-on-relationship-between-elderly-sarcopenia-and-inflammatory-factors-il-6-and-tnf-%C3%AE
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Ai-Lin Bian, Hui-Ying Hu, Yu-Dong Rong, Jian Wang, Jun-Xiong Wang, Xin-Zi Zhou
BACKGROUND: This report aims to study the relationship between sarcopenia of elderly in community and inflammatory factors IL-6 and TNF-α. METHODS: A total of 441 elders who undertook physical examinations were included into this study. The age of these subjects were >60, in which 235 subjects were male and 206 subjects were female. According to the diagnostic standards of sarcopenia set by EWGSOP and AWGS, these subjects were divided into two groups: sarcopenia, and non-sarcopenia groups...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688132/crispr-s-an-active-interference-element-for-a-rapid-and-inexpensive-selection-of-genome-edited-transgene-free-rice-plants
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Hai-Ping Lu, Song-Mei Liu, Shou-Ling Xu, Wu-Yang Chen, Xin Zhou, Yuan-Yuan Tan, Jian-Zhong Huang, Qing-Yao Shu
The CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing tool has been used in diverse applications related to plant research, including for crop improvement (Sun et al., 2016; Liu et al., 2017). Mutant plants may be generated via transient transformations or DNA-free editing (Liang et al., 2017). However, plant genomes are often edited during the production of transgenic plants, in a process that involves the identification of targeted edits in regenerated T0 plants and the subsequent elimination of transgenes in T1 plants (Sun et al...
July 8, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683766/randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-iii-study-of-ixazomib-plus-lenalidomide-dexamethasone-in-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma-china-continuation-study
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Jian Hou, Jie Jin, Yan Xu, Depei Wu, Xiaoyan Ke, Daobin Zhou, Jin Lu, Xin Du, Xiequn Chen, Junmin Li, Jing Liu, Neeraj Gupta, Michael J Hanley, Hongmei Li, Zhaowei Hua, Bingxia Wang, Xiaoquan Zhang, Hui Wang, Helgi van de Velde, Paul G Richardson, Philippe Moreau
BACKGROUND: The China Continuation study was a separate regional expansion of the global, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized phase III TOURMALINE-MM1 study of ixazomib plus lenalidomide-dexamethasone (Rd) in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) following one to three prior therapies. METHODS: Patients were randomized (1:1) to receive ixazomib 4.0 mg or placebo on days 1, 8, and 15, plus lenalidomide 25 mg on days 1-21 and dexamethasone 40 mg on days 1, 8, 15, and 22, in 28-day cycles...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681675/expert-consensus-for-pvcr-in-severe-rigid-and-angular-spinal-deformity-treatment-the-kunming-consensus
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Jing-Ming Xie, Zhong-Qiang Chen, Jian-Xiong Shen, Xue-Song Zhang, Cao Yang, Zhao-Min Zheng, Bang-Ping Qian, Shiau-Tzu Tzeng, Hui-Zhong Tian, Chao Li, Ji Wu, Zeng-Hui Wu, Wen-Yuan Ding, Yuan Ma, Shi-Xin Du, Yu-Shu Bai, Ying-Song Wang, Li-Min Liu, Hua Yang, Zhuo-Jia Zhou, Shi-Ming Xie, Qi Cao, Zhao Yang
In the past decades, an increasing number of surgeons started using posterior vertebral column resection (PVCR) to treat severe, rigid and angular spinal deformities. Little high-level evidence is available to guide surgical treatment. The aims of our study were to identify important surgical strategies and key technical points of Chinese experts who have extensive experience in the management of severe, rigid and angular spinal deformities using PVCR, and to standardize and unify the current core concepts...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673332/a-multicenter-survey-of-first-line-treatment-patterns-and-gene-aberration-test-status-of-patients-with-unresectable-stage-iiib-iv-nonsquamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-china-ctong-1506
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Qing Zhou, Yong Song, Xin Zhang, Gong-Yan Chen, Dian-Sheng Zhong, Zhuang Yu, Ping Yu, Yi-Ping Zhang, Jian-Hua Chen, Yi Hu, Guo-Sheng Feng, Xia Song, Qiang Shi, Lu Lu Yang, Ping Hai Zhang, Yi-Long Wu
BACKGROUND: In recent years, systemic chemotherapy and molecular targeted therapy have become standard first-line treatments for locally advanced or metastatic nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The objective of this survey was to investigate first-line anticancer treatment patterns and gene aberration test status of patients with advanced nonsquamous NSCLC in China. METHODS: Patients included in this study had unresectable Stage IIIB/IV nonsquamous NSCLC and were admitted during August 2015 to March 2016 into one of 12 tertiary hospitals throughout China for first-line anticancer treatment...
July 3, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670694/medical-and-non-medical-expenditure-for-breast-cancer-diagnosis-and-treatment-in-china-a-multicenter-cross-sectional-study
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Xian-Zhen Liao, Ju-Fang Shi, Jing-Shi Liu, Hui-Yao Huang, Lan-Wei Guo, Xin-Yu Zhu, Hai-Fan Xiao, Le Wang, Ya-Na Bai, Guo-Xiang Liu, A-Yan Mao, Jian-Song Ren, Xiao-Jie Sun, Ling Mai, Yu-Qin Liu, Bing-Bing Song, Ji-Yong Gong, Jin-Yi Zhou, Ling-Bing Du, Qi Zhou, Rong Cao, Lin Zhu, Ying Ren, Pei-An Lou, Li Lan, Xiao-Hua Sun, Xiao Qi, Yuan-Zheng Wang, Kai Zhang, Jie He, Min Dai
AIM: We aimed to assess economic burden of breast cancer (BC) diagnosis and treatment in China through a multicenter cross-sectional study, and to obtain theoretical evidence for policy-making. METHODS: This survey was conducted in 37 hospital centers across 13 provinces in China from September 2012 to December 2014. We collected information on the subject characteristics. We then assessed the medical and non-medical expenditure for BC diagnosis and treatment, factors influencing the average case expense, variations between medical and non-medical expenditure at different clinical stages, economic impact of overall expenditure in newly diagnosed course after reimbursement to the patient's family, composition of non-medical expenditure and time loss for the patient and family...
July 3, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670488/identification-of-ring-box-2-as-a-potential-target-for-combating-colorectal-cancer-growth-and-metastasis
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Xiao-Yu Wu, Jian Fang, Zhao-Jin Wang, Che Chen, Jia-Yun Liu, Guan-Nan Wu, Xue-Quan Yao, Fu-Kun Liu, Xin Zhou
Development of cancer metastasis is a key contributor to mortality in patients with colorectal cancer. High expression of RING-box 2 (RBX2) in cancer cells is known to play a key role in tumor progression. However, the role of RBX2 in colorectal cancer progression is not well elucidated. In this study, we silenced RBX2 via CRISPR/Cas9 in two colorectal cancer cell lines, HCT116 and SW480. RBX2 knockout attenuated proliferation, colony formation and enhanced sensitivity of colorectal cancer cells to paclitaxel treatment...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667873/new-arylpyrazoline-coumarins-synthesis-and-anti-inflammatory-activity
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Liu Zeng Chen, Wei Wei Sun, Li Bo, Jie Quan Wang, Cheng Xiu, Wen Jian Tang, Jing Bo Shi, Hai Pin Zhou, Xin Hua Liu
To develop new anti-inflammatory agents with improved pharmaceutical profiles, a series of new phenyl-pyrazoline-coumarin derivatives (4a∼4m) were designed and synthesized. Compounds 4a and 4b were determined by X-ray crystallography. All of the compounds have been screened for their anti-inflammatory activity characterized by evaluating their inhibition against LPS-induced IL-6 release. Among them, compound 4m showed the highest anti-inflammatory activity with inhibiting IL-6, TNF-α and nitric oxide (NO) production lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated...
June 26, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666263/the-value-of-radiographic-indexes-in-the-diagnosis-of-discogenic-low-back-pain-a-retrospective-analysis-of-imaging-results
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Jian Song, Hong-Li Wang, Xiao-Sheng Ma, Xin-Lei Xia, Fei-Zhou Lu, Chao-Jun Zheng, Jian-Yuan Jiang
To explore value of different radiographic indexes in the diagnosis of discogenic low back pain (LBP). A total number of 120 cases (60 patients diagnosed with discogenic LBP and 60 healthy people) were retrospectively analysed to identify factors in the diagnosis of discogenic LBP by using univariate and multivariate analyses. A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was drew to show the predictive accuracy of the finally enrolled factors. Among all the included patients, 60 were strictly admitted in the discogenic LBP group while the other 60 were enrolled in the control group...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
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