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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087623/a-p53-based-genetic-tracing-system-to-follow-postnatal-cardiomyocyte-expansion-in-heart-regeneration
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Qi Xiao, Guoxin Zhang, Huijuan Wang, Lai Chen, Shuangshuang Lu, Dejing Pan, Geng Liu, Zhongzhou Yang
For heart regeneration, the proliferative potential of cardiomyocytes in postnatal mice is under intense investigations. However, solely relying on immunostaining of proliferation markers, the long term proliferation dynamics and potential of the cardiomyocytes cannot be readily addressed. Previously, we found that a p53 promoter driving reporter predominantly marked the proliferating lineages in mice. Here, we established a p53 based genetic tracing system to investigate postnatal cardiomyocyte proliferation and heart regeneration...
January 13, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087071/development-of-delineation-for-the-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-region-in-left-breast-cancer-radiotherapy-an-optimized-organ-at-risk
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Jie Lee, Kai-Lung Hua, Shih-Ming Hsu, Jhen-Bin Lin, Chou-Hsien Lee, Kuo-Wei Lu, Kun-Yao Dai, Xu-Nian Huang, Jun-Zhao Huang, Meng-Hao Wu, Yu-Jen Chen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and diagonal branches (DBs) are blurred on computed tomography (CT). We aimed to define the LAD region (LADR) with adequate inclusion of the LAD and DBs and contouring consistency. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The LADR was defined using coronary CT angiograms. The inclusion ratio was used to assess the LAD and DBs inclusion by the LADR. Four radiation oncologists delineated the LAD and LADR, using contrast-enhanced CT of 15 patients undergoing left breast radiotherapy...
January 10, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081478/pulmonary-sarcomatoid-carcinoma-with-alk-rearrangement-frequency-clinical-pathologic-characteristics-and-response-to-alk-inhibitor
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Xinru Chen, Yu Zhang, Jiabin Lu, Chunwei Xu, Jianzhong Liang, Fang Wang, Wenyong Sun, Sangao Fang, Jingping Yuan, Huijuan Wang, Hui Wang, Xuewen Liu, Likun Chen
PURPOSE: The incidence of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangement in pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma (PSC) is controversial. In this study, we aimed to reveal the reliable frequency and the clinical-pathologic characteristics of pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma (PSC) with ALK rearrangement in Chinese population, and to provide insight into the translatability of anti-ALK treatment in this treatment-refractory disease. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry (IHC) using a Ventana anti-ALK (D5F3) rabbit monoclonal antibody was performed in 141 PSC specimens collected from multiple medical centers...
January 9, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080071/nanoscale-engineering-in-vo2-nanowires-via-direct-electron-writing-process
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Zhenhua Zhang, Hua Guo, Wenqiang Ding, Bin Zhang, Yue Lu, Xiaoxing Ke, Weiwei Liu, Fu-Rong Chen, Manling Sui
Controlling phase transition in functional materials at nano-scale is not only of broad scientific interest, but also important for practical applications in the fields of renewable energy, information storage, transducer, sensor, etc. As a model functional material, vanadium dioxide (VO2) has its metal-insulator transition (MIT) usually at a sharp temperature around 68 °C. Here we report a focused electron beam can directly lower down the transition temperature of a nano-area to room temperature without pre-patterning the VO2...
January 12, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079947/an-unusually-delocalized-mixed-valence-state-of-a-cyanidometal-bridged-compound-induced-by-thermal-electron-transfer
#5
Xiao Ma, Chen-Sheng Lin, Xiao-Quan Zhu, Sheng-Min Hu, Tian-Lu Sheng, Xin-Tao Wu
The heterometallic complexes trans-[Cp(dppe)FeNCRu(o-bpy)CNFe(dppe)Cp][PF6 ]n (1[PF6 ]n , n=2, 3, 4; o-bpy=1,2-bis(2,2'-bipyridyl-6-yl)ethane, dppe=1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane, Cp=1,3-cyclopentadiene) in three distinct states have been synthesized and fully characterized. 1(3+) [PF6 ]3 and 1(4+) [PF6 ]4 are the one- and two-electron oxidation products of 1(2+) [PF6 ]2 , respectively. The investigated results suggest that 1[PF6 ]3 is a Class II mixed valence compound. 1[PF6 ]4 after a thermal treatment at 400 K shows an unusually delocalized mixed valence state of [Fe(III) -NC-Ru(III) -CN-Fe(II) ], which is induced by electron transfer from the central Ru(II) to the terminal Fe(III) in 1[PF6 ]4 , which was confirmed by IR spectroscopy, magnetic data, and EPR and Mössbauer spectroscopy...
January 12, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079815/morning-breathing-exercises-prolong-lifespan-by-improving-hyperventilation-in-people-living-with-respiratory-cancer
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Wei-Jie Wu, Shan-Huan Wang, Wei Ling, Li-Jun Geng, Xiao-Xi Zhang, Lan Yu, Jun Chen, Jiang-Xi Luo, Hai-Lu Zhao
Disturbance of oxygen-carbon dioxide homeostasis has an impact on cancer. Little is known about the effect of breath training on cancer patients. Here we report our 10-year experience with morning breathing exercises (MBE) in peer-support programs for cancer survivors.We performed a cohort study to investigate long-term surviving patients with lung cancer (LC) and nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) who practiced MBE on a daily basis. End-tidal breath holding time (ETBHT) after MBE was measured to reflect improvement in alveolar O2 pressure and alveolar CO2 pressure capacity...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079792/amplification-of-her2-and-top2a-and-deletion-of-top2a-genes-in-a-series-of-taiwanese-breast-cancer
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Jim-Ray Chen, Hui-Ping Chien, Kuo-Su Chen, Cheng-Cheng Hwang, Huang-Yang Chen, Kun-Yan Yeh, Tsan-Yu Hsieh, Liang-Che Chang, Yuan-Chun Hsu, Ren-Jie Lu, Chung-Ching Hua
BACKGROUND: The prognostic relevance of topoisomerase II alpha (TOP2A) copy number change remains not well established. This study is aimed to investigate the frequency and pattern of TOP2A aberrations; to correlate TOP2A alterations with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status and clinicopathological parameters, and further to explore prognostic value of TOP2A and HER2 status in breast cancer in Taiwan. METHODS: We analyzed tissue samples from 311 invasive carcinomas in tissue microarrays for TOP2A and HER2 status by fluorescent in situ hybridization...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079184/development-of-a-novel-model-of-hypertriglyceridemic-acute-pancreatitis-in-mice
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Yiyuan Pan, Yong Li, Lin Gao, Zhihui Tong, Bo Ye, Shufeng Liu, Baiqiang Li, Yizhe Chen, Qi Yang, Lei Meng, Yuhui Wang, George Liu, Guotao Lu, Weiqin Li, Jieshou Li
The morbidity rate of hypertriglyceridemic acute pancreatitis (HTG-AP) increased rapidly over the last decade. However an appropriate animal model was lacking to recapitulate this complicated human disease. We established a novel mice model of HTG-AP by poloxamer 407 (P-407) combined with caerulein (Cae). In our study, serum triglyceride levels of P-407 induced mice were elevated in a dose-dependent manner, and the pancreatic and pulmonary injuries were much severer in HTG mice than normal mice when injected with conventional dose Cae (50 ug/kg), what's more, the severity of AP was positively correlative with duration and extent of HTG...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079165/oriented-and-ordered-biomimetic-remineralization-of-the-surface-of-demineralized-dental-enamel-using-hap-acp-nanoparticles-guided-by-glycine
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Haorong Wang, Zuohui Xiao, Jie Yang, Danyang Lu, Anil Kishen, Yanqiu Li, Zhen Chen, Kehua Que, Qian Zhang, Xuliang Deng, Xiaoping Yang, Qing Cai, Ning Chen, Changhong Cong, Binbin Guan, Ting Li, Xu Zhang
Achieving oriented and ordered remineralization on the surface of demineralized dental enamel, thereby restoring the satisfactory mechanical properties approaching those of sound enamel, is still a challenge for dentists. To mimic the natural biomineralization approach for enamel remineralization, the biological process of enamel development proteins, such as amelogenin, was simulated in this study. In this work, carboxymethyl chitosan (CMC) conjugated with alendronate (ALN) was applied to stabilize amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) to form CMC/ACP nanoparticles...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079130/association-of-nsv823469-copy-number-loss-with-decreased-risk-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-pulmonary-function-in-chinese
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Xiaoliang Chen, Xiaoxiao Lu, Jiansong Chen, Di Wu, Fuman Qiu, Huali Xiong, Zihua Pan, Lei Yang, Binyao Yang, Chenli Xie, Yifeng Zhou, Dongsheng Huang, Yumin Zhou, Jiachun Lu
It is highly possible that copy number variations (CNVs) in susceptible regions have effects on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) development, while long noncoding RNA (lncRNAs) have been shown to cause COPD. We hypothesized that the common CNV, named nsv823469 located on 6p22.1, and covering lncRNAs (major histocompatibility complex, class I, A (HLA-A) and HLA complex group 4B (HCG4B)) has an effect on COPD risk. This association was assessed through a two-stage case-control study, and was further confirmed with COPD and pulmonary function-based family analyses, respectively...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078817/birth-of-puppies-of-predetermined-sex-after-artificial-insemination-with-a-low-number-of-sex-sorted-frozen-thawed-spermatozoa-in-field-conditions
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Yun-Fang Wei, Fang-Liang Chen, Shu-Sheng Tang, Ai-Guo Mao, Li-Guang Li, Lu-Guang Cheng, Chao Chen, Fei-Xiang Li, Bin Wang, Tao Xu, Yue-Jun Zhang, Jing Li, Jiu-Sheng Wan
The aim of this study was to evaluate fertility and sex ratios after artificial insemination in dogs under field conditions. Semen was cryopreserved as unsorted (control) or was separated into X- and Y-chromosome-bearing sperm using a cell sorter. Sixty female dogs were inseminated with frozen-thawed spermatozoa of 100 × 10(6) unsorted (a dose in practice) and 4 × 10(6) sorted (X and Y group, respectively). A total of 20 dogs became pregnant and 126 puppies were born from the three groups. The percentage of parturition was similar for the X (5/20; 25...
January 11, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078736/investigation-of-underlying-comorbidities-as-risk-factors-for-symptomatic-human-hepatitis-e-virus-infection
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S Zhang, C Chen, J Peng, X Li, D Zhang, J Yan, Y Zhang, C Lu, J Xun, W Li, Y Ling, Y Huang, L Chen
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection occurs in few infected subjects, and the risk factors are not completely known. AIMS: To explore the risk factors for adverse clinical outcomes in acute HEV infections. METHODS: A large retrospective study was conducted. The baseline characteristics, clinical outcomes, and laboratory data of 512 acute HEV infection cases were analysed using logistic regression models. RESULTS: All patients exhibited autochthonous sporadic HEV infections, and most were elderly...
January 12, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077433/osteoprotegerin-disruption-attenuates-hysu-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-through-integrin-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-fak-akt-pathway-suppression
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Daile Jia, Qian Zhu, Huan Liu, Caojian Zuo, Yuhu He, Guilin Chen, Ankang Lu
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial remodeling characterized by increased vascular smooth muscle proliferation is commonly seen in life-threatening disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Clinical studies have suggested a correlation between osteoprotegerin serum levels and PAH severity. Here, we aimed to invhestigate vascular osteoprotegerin expression and its effects on pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cell proliferation in vitro and in vivo, as well as examine the signal transduction pathways mediating its activity...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077261/ventral-medullary-control-of-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-and-atonia
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Michael C Chen, Ramalingam Vetrivelan, Chunni Guo, Catie Chang, Patrick M Fuller, Jun Lu
Discrete populations of neurons at multiple levels of the brainstem control rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and the accompanying loss of postural muscle tone, or atonia. The specific contributions of these brainstem cell populations to REM sleep control remains incompletely understood. Here we show in rats that viral vector-based lesions of the ventromedial medulla at a level rostral to the inferior olive (pSOM) produced violent myoclonic twitches and abnormal electromyographic spikes, but not complete loss of tonic atonia, during REM sleep...
January 7, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076790/the-anti-warburg-effect-elicited-by-the-camp-pgc1%C3%AE-pathway-drives-differentiation-of-glioblastoma-cells-into-astrocytes
#15
Fan Xing, Yizhao Luan, Jing Cai, Sihan Wu, Jialuo Mai, Jiayu Gu, Haipeng Zhang, Kai Li, Yuan Lin, Xiao Xiao, Jiankai Liang, Yuan Li, Wenli Chen, Yaqian Tan, Longxiang Sheng, Bingzheng Lu, Wanjun Lu, Mingshi Gao, Pengxin Qiu, Xingwen Su, Wei Yin, Jun Hu, Zhongping Chen, Ke Sai, Jing Wang, Furong Chen, Yinsheng Chen, Shida Zhu, Dongbing Liu, Shiyuan Cheng, Zhi Xie, Wenbo Zhu, Guangmei Yan
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is among the most aggressive of human cancers. Although differentiation therapy has been proposed as a potential approach to treat GBM, the mechanisms of induced differentiation remain poorly defined. Here, we established an induced differentiation model of GBM using cAMP activators that specifically directed GBM differentiation into astroglia. Transcriptomic and proteomic analyses revealed that oxidative phosphorylation and mitochondrial biogenesis are involved in induced differentiation of GBM...
January 10, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074937/circulating-t-lymphocyte-subsets-cytokines-and-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-patients-with-bipolar-ii-or-major-depression-a-preliminary-study
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Wei Wu, Ya-Li Zheng, Li-Ping Tian, Jian-Bo Lai, Chan-Chan Hu, Peng Zhang, Jing-Kai Chen, Jian-Bo Hu, Man-Li Huang, Ning Wei, Wei-Juan Xu, Wei-Hua Zhou, Shao-Jia Lu, Jing Lu, Hong-Li Qi, Dan-Dan Wang, Xiao-Yi Zhou, Jin-Feng Duan, Yi Xu, Shao-Hua Hu
This study aimed to investigate the less known activation pattern of T lymphocyte populations and immune checkpoint inhibitors on immunocytes in patients with bipolar II disorder depression (BD) or major depression (MD). A total of 23 patients with BD, 22 patients with MD, and 20 healthy controls (HCs) were recruited. The blood cell count of T lymphocyte subsets and the plasma level of cytokines (IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, TNF-α, and IFN-γ) were selectively investigated. The expression of T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin-domain containing-3 (TIM-3), programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) and its ligands, PD-L1 and PD-L2, on T lymphocytes and monocytes, was detected...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074882/immunomagnetic-separation-of-tumor-initiating-cells-by-screening-two-surface-markers
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Chen Sun, Yuan-Pang Hsieh, Sai Ma, Shuo Geng, Zhenning Cao, Liwu Li, Chang Lu
Isolating tumor initiating cells (TICs) often requires screening of multiple surface markers, sometimes with opposite preferences. This creates a challenge for using bead-based immunomagnetic separation (IMS) that typically enriches cells based on one abundant marker. Here, we propose a new strategy that allows isolation of CD44(+)/CD24(-) TICs by IMS involving both magnetic beads coated by anti-CD44 antibody and nonmagnetic beads coated by anti-CD24 antibody (referred to as two-bead IMS). Cells enriched with our approach showed significant enhancement in TIC marker expression (examined by flow cytometry) and improved tumorsphere formation efficiency...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074222/regulation-of-membrane-fixation-and-energy-production-conversion-for-adaptation-and-recovery-of-zno-nanoparticle-impacted-nitrosomonas-europaea
#18
Junkang Wu, Huijie Lu, Guangcan Zhu, Lianghui Chen, Yan Chang, Ran Yu
The ZnO nanoparticle (NP) effects on typical ammonia-oxidizing bacteria, Nitrosomonas europaea in a chemostat bioreactor, and the cells' toxicity adaptation and recovery potentials were explored. Hardly any inhibition was observed when the NP concentration was high up to 10 mg/L. The cells exposed to 50 mg/L ZnO NPs displayed time-dependent impairment and recovery potentials in terms of cell density, membrane integrity, nitrite production rate, and ammonia monooxygenase activity. The 6-h NP stress impaired cells were nearly completely restored during a 12-h recovery incubation, while the longer exposure time would cause irretrievable cell damage...
January 10, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073262/fluorescence-self-quenching-from-reporter-dyes-informs-on-the-structural-properties-of-amyloid-clusters-formed-in-vitro-and-in-cells
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WeiYue Chen, Laurence J Young, Meng Lu, Alessio Zaccone, Florian Ströhl, Na Yu, Gabriele S Kaminski Schierle, Clemens F Kaminski
The characterization of the aggregation kinetics of protein amyloids and the structural properties of the ensuing aggregates are vital in the study of the pathogenesis of many neurodegenerative diseases and the discovery of therapeutic targets. In this article, we show that the fluorescence lifetime of synthetic dyes covalently attached to amyloid proteins informs on the structural properties of amyloid clusters formed both in vitro and in cells. We demonstrate that the mechanism behind such a "lifetime sensor" of protein aggregation is based on fluorescence self-quenching and that it offers a good dynamic range to report on various stages of aggregation without significantly perturbing the process under investigation...
January 11, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071898/abnormal-multiple-charge-memory-states-in-exfoliated-few-layer-wse2-transistors
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Mikai Chen, Yifan Wang, Nathan Shepherd, Chad Huard, Jiantao Zhou, L J Guo, Wei Lu, Xiaogan Liang
To construct reliable nanoelectronic devices based on emerging 2D layered semiconductors, we need to understand the charge-trapping processes in such devices. Additionally, the identified charge-trapping schemes in such layered materials could be further exploited to make multibit (or highly desirable analog-tunable) memory devices. Here, we present a study on the abnormal charge-trapping or memory characteristics of few-layer WSe2 transistors. This work shows that multiple charge-trapping states with large extrema spacing, long retention time, and analog tunability can be excited in the transistors made from mechanically exfoliated few-layer WSe2 flakes, whereas they cannot be generated in widely studied few-layer MoS2 transistors...
January 12, 2017: ACS Nano
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