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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640694/assessment-of-rectal-tumors-with-shear-wave-elastography-before-surgery-comparison-with-endorectal-us
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Li-Da Chen, Wei Wang, Jian-Bo Xu, Jian-Hui Chen, Xin-Hua Zhang, Hui Wu, Jin-Ning Ye, Jin-Ya Liu, Zhi-Qiang Nie, Ming-De Lu, Xiao-Yan Xie
Purpose To compare the value of endorectal ultrasonography (US) with shear-wave elastography (SWE) in staging rectal tumors before surgery. Materials and Methods This prospective study was approved by the institutional review board and written informed consent was obtained. In a pilot cohort from April 2015 to January 2016, 70 patients with rectal adenocarcinomas and/or adenomas confirmed with histopathologic examination underwent both endorectal US and SWE. Tumor stiffness and three regions of reference backgrounds, as well as tumor stiffness ratios (SRs) versus these backgrounds, were analyzed...
June 21, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640588/calcitonin-loaded-thermosensitive-hydrogel-for-long-term-anti-osteopenia-therapy
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Yanpeng Liu, Xiaobin Chen, Sheyu Li, Qiang Guo, Jing Xie, Lin Yu, Xinyuan Xu, Chunmei Ding, Jianshu Li, Jiandong Ding
Effective anti-osteopenia therapy can be achieved by designing long-term protein/peptide drug delivery systems for bone trabecula restoration. Here we show that a complex of salmon calcitonin and oxidized calcium alginate (sCT-OCA) was prepared and loaded into a thermosensitive copolymer hydrogel for long-term anti-osteopenia treatment. The triblock copolymer, poly(D,L-lactic acid-co-glycolic acid)-b-poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(D,L-lactic acid-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA-PEG-PLGA) exhibited sol-gel transition at body temperature...
June 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637349/the-antibacterial-polyamide-6-zno-hierarchical-nanofibers-fabricated-by-atomic-layer-deposition-and-hydrothermal-growth
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Zhengduo Wang, Li Zhang, Zhongwei Liu, Lijun Sang, Lizhen Yang, Qiang Chen
In this paper, we report the combination of atomic layer deposition (ALD) with hydrothermal techniques to deposit ZnO on electrospun polyamide 6 (PA 6) nanofiber (NF) surface in the purpose of antibacterial application. The micro- and nanostructures of the hierarchical fibers are characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), and scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). We find that NFs can grow into "water lily"- and "caterpillar"-like shapes, which depend on the number of ALD cycles and the hydrothermal reaction period...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637269/announcing-the-genome-atlas-of-bamboo-and-rattan-gabr-project-promoting-research-in-evolution-and-in-economically-and-ecologically-beneficial-plants
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Hansheng Zhao, Shancen Zhao, Benhua Fei, Huan Liu, Huanming Yang, Honghai Dai, Dan Wang, Wei Jin, Feng Tang, Qiang Gao, Hang Xun, Yuwei Wang, Lianghua Qi, Xianghua Yue, Shuyan Lin, Lianfeng Gu, Lubin Li, Tiansheng Zhu, Qiang Wei, Zhen Su, Tarmeze Bin Wan Ariffin Wan, Daniel A Ofori, George Mbeva Muthike, Yigardu Mulatu Mengesha, Roberto Magno de Castro E Silva, Antonio Ludovico Beraldo, Zhimin Gao, Xin Liu, Zehui Jiang
Bamboo and rattan are widely grown for manufacturing, horticulture, and agroforestry. Bamboo and rattan production might help reduce poverty, boost economic growth, mitigate climate change, and protect the natural environment. Despite progress in research, sufficient molecular and genomic resources to study these species are lacking. We launched the Genome Atlas of Bamboo and Rattan (GABR) project, a comprehensive, coordinated international effort to accelerate understanding of BR genetics through genome analysis...
June 16, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637244/elevated-homocysteine-increases-the-risk-of-left-atrial-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-with-low-cha2ds2-vasc-score
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Yan Yao, Mei-Sheng Shang, Li-Jian Gao, Jing-Hua Zhao, Xiao-Hui Yang, Tong Liu, Ri-Bo Tang, Chen-Xi Jiang, De-Yong Long, Man Ning, Hui Zhu, Qiang Lv, Rong Hu, Xin Du, Jian-Zeng Dong
Aims: To assess the association and the predictive value of plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels with LA/LAA thrombus in non-valvular Atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with low CHA2DS2-VASc score. Methods and results: Eight hundred and eighty-eight consecutive patients in non-valvular AF with CHA2DS2-VASc score of 0 and 1 were enrolled. All patients routinely underwent transthoracic echocardiography and transoesophageal echocardiography. A total of thirty-two patients had LA/LAA thrombus...
June 16, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636969/human-virus-derived-small-rnas-can-confer-antiviral-immunity-in-mammals
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Yang Qiu, Yanpeng Xu, Yao Zhang, Hui Zhou, Yong-Qiang Deng, Xiao-Feng Li, Meng Miao, Qiang Zhang, Bo Zhong, Yuanyang Hu, Fu-Chun Zhang, Ligang Wu, Cheng-Feng Qin, Xi Zhou
RNA interference (RNAi) functions as a potent antiviral immunity in plants and invertebrates; however, whether RNAi plays antiviral roles in mammals remains unclear. Here, using human enterovirus 71 (HEV71) as a model, we showed HEV71 3A protein as an authentic viral suppressor of RNAi during viral infection. When the 3A-mediated RNAi suppression was impaired, the mutant HEV71 readily triggered the production of abundant HEV71-derived small RNAs with canonical siRNA properties in cells and mice. These virus-derived siRNAs were produced from viral dsRNA replicative intermediates in a Dicer-dependent manner and loaded into AGO, and they were fully active in degrading cognate viral RNAs...
June 20, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636539/chromatin-remodeling-protein-morc2-promotes-breast-cancer-invasion-and-metastasis-through-a-prd-domain-mediated-interaction-with-ctnnd1
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Xiao-Hong Liao, Ye Zhang, Wen-Jie Dong, Zhi-Min Shao, Da-Qiang Li
MORC family CW-type zinc finger 2 (MORC2) is a newly identified chromatin remodeling protein with emerging roles in the regulation of DNA damage response and gene transcription, but its mechanistic role in breast cancer development and progression remains unexplored. Here, we show that MORC2 promoted breast cancer invasion and metastasis and these effects depended on a proline-rich domain (PRD) within its carboxy-terminal region spanning residues 601-734. Induced expression of wild-type MORC2 did not significantly affect cell proliferation and cell-cycle progression, but promoted breast cancer cell migration and invasion in vitro and metastatic lung colonization in vivo...
June 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636478/pathway-and-rate-limiting-step-of-glyphosate-degradation-by-aspergillus-oryzae-a-f02
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Gui-Ming Fu, Yan Chen, Ru-Yi Li, Xiao-Qiang Yuan, Cheng-Mei Liu, Bin Li, Yin Wan
Aspergillus oryzae A-F02, a glyphosate-degrading fungus, was isolated from an aeration tank in a pesticide factory. The pathway and rate-limiting step of glyphosate (GP) degradation were investigated through metabolite analysis. GP, aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) and methylamine were detected in the fermentation liquid of A. oryzae A-F02, whereas sarcosine and glycine were not. The pathway of GP degradation in A. oryzae A-F02 was revealed: GP was firstly degraded into AMPA, which was then degraded into methylamine...
June 21, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636290/sulforaphane-protection-against-the-development-of-doxorubicin-induced-chronic-heart-failure-is-associated-with-nrf2-upregulation
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Yang Bai, Qiang Chen, Yun-Peng Sun, Xuan Wang, Li Lv, Li-Ping Zhang, Jin-Sha Liu, Song Zhao, Xiao-Lu Wang
Doxorubicin (DOX) is an anthracycline anti-tumor drug. However, its clinical use is limited by dose-dependent cardiotoxicity, and even progresses to chronic heart failure (CHF). OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate whether the Nrf2 activator, sulforaphane (SFN), can prevent DOX-induced CHF. METHODS: Male Sprague Dawley rats who received treatment for six weeks were divided into four groups (n=30 per group): control, SFN, DOX, and DOX plus SFN group. RESULTS: Results revealed that DOX induced progressive cardiac damage as indicated by increased cardiac injury markers, cardiac inflammation, fibrosis and oxidative stress...
June 21, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635970/expansion-of-the-tibetan-plateau-during-the-neogene
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Weitao Wang, Wenjun Zheng, Peizhen Zhang, Qiang Li, Eric Kirby, Daoyang Yuan, Dewen Zheng, Caicai Liu, Zhicai Wang, Huiping Zhang, Jianzhang Pang
The appearance of detritus shed from mountain ranges along the northern margin of the Tibetan Plateau heralds the Cenozoic development of high topography. Current estimates of the age of the basal conglomerate in the Qaidam basin place this event in Paleocene-Eocene. Here we present new magnetostratigraphy and mammalian biostratigraphy that refine the onset of basin fill to ∼25.5 Myr and reveal that sediment accumulated continuously until ∼4.8 Myr. Sediment provenance implies a sustained source in the East Kunlun Shan throughout this time period...
June 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635675/co-infection-with-marek-s-disease-virus-and-reticuloendotheliosis-virus-increases-illness-severity-and-reduces-marek-s-disease-vaccine-efficacy
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Guo-Rong Sun, Yan-Ping Zhang, Lin-Yi Zhou, Hong-Chao Lv, Feng Zhang, Kai Li, Yu-Long Gao, Xiao-Le Qi, Hong-Yu Cui, Yong-Qiang Wang, Li Gao, Qing Pan, Xiao-Mei Wang, Chang-Jun Liu
Marek's disease virus (MDV) and reticuloendotheliosis virus (REV) cause Marek's disease (MD) and reticuloendotheliosis (RE), respectively. Co-infection with MDV and REV is common in chickens, causing serious losses to the poultry industry. However, experimental studies of such co-infection are lacking. In this study, Chinese field strains of MDV (ZW/15) and REV (JLR1501) were used as challenge viruses to evaluate the pathogenicity of co-infection and the influence of MD vaccination in chickens. Compared to the MDV-challenged group, the mortality and tumor rates increased significantly by 20...
June 21, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635152/a-novel-dna-structure-containing-agi-mediated-g-g-and-c-c-base-pairs
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Hehua Liu, Fusheng Shen, Phensinee Haruehanroengra, Qingqing Yao, Yunshan Cheng, Yiqing Chen, Chun Yang, Jing Zhang, Baixing Wu, Qiang Luo, Ruixue Cui, Jixi Li, Jinbiao Ma, Jia Sheng, Jianhua Gan
Metallo-base pairs have been extensively utilized in many research fields, including genetic code extension, novel therapeutics development, and various nanodevice designs. Compared to other cations, AgI is more flexible in pairing with natural base pairs. Herein, we present a DNA structure containing two C-AgI-C pairs and one first time reported G-AgI-G pair in a short 8mer DNA strand. This structure not only discloses the detailed insights into these AgI-base pairing patterns in DNA, but also represents the first nonhelical DNA structure driven by the heavy metal ions, further contributing to the structural diversity of DNA...
June 20, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634385/vertical-and-bevel-structured-sic-etching-techniques-incorporating-different-gas-mixture-plasmas-for-various-microelectronic-applications
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Ho-Kun Sung, Tian Qiang, Zhao Yao, Yang Li, Qun Wu, Hee-Kwan Lee, Bum-Doo Park, Woong-Sun Lim, Kyung-Ho Park, Cong Wang
This study presents a detailed fabrication method, together with validation, discussion, and analysis, for state-of-the-art silicon carbide (SiC) etching of vertical and bevelled structures by using inductively coupled plasma reactive ion etching (ICP-RIE) for microelectronic applications. Applying different gas mixtures, a maximum bevel angle of 87° (almost vertical), large-angle bevels ranging from 40° to 80°, and small-angel bevels ranging from 7° to 17° were achieved separately using distinct gas mixtures at different ratios...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631868/mn-i-catalyzed-regio-and-stereoselective-1-2-diheteroarylation-of-allenes-combination-of-c-h-activation-and-smiles-rearrangement
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Shi-Yong Chen, Xiang-Lei Han, Jia-Qiang Wu, Qingjiang Li, Yunyun Chen, Honggen Wang
Heteroarenes are important structural motif in functional molecules. Reported herein is a Mn(I)-catalyzed 1,2-diheteroarylation of allenes via a C-H activation/Smiles rearrangement cascade. The reaction occurred under additive-free or even solvent-free conditions which allowed the creation of two C-C and one C-N bonds in a single operation. A series of structurally diverse bicyclic or tricyclic compounds bearing an exocyclic double bond were constructed in good to excellent efficiency. The decarboxylative ring-opening of the products led to the facile synthesis of vicinal biheteroaryls...
June 20, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631185/the-increased-expression-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-leads-to-a-decrease-of-fecundity-in-transgenic-large-white-female-pigs
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Kai Jiang, Pan Xu, Wanbo Li, Qiang Yang, Longyun Li, Chuanmin Qiao, Huanfa Gong, Hao Zheng, Zhimin Zhou, Hao Fu, Qiuyan Li, Yuyun Xing, Jun Ren
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is a pituitary gonadotropin regulating reproduction in mammals. Overexpression of the exogenous FSHα/β genes from Chinese Erhualian pigs improved female fecundity of transgenic (TG) mice and male spermatogenesis ability of Large White TG boars. Here, we investigated the impact of the exogenous FSHα/β genes on female reproductive performance of Large White TG pigs. First, we identified the integration site of the exogenous FSHα/β genes at 140,646,456 bp on chromosome 9 in these TG pigs using whole-genome sequencing...
June 19, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630965/correction-lanthanide-separation-using-size-selective-crystallization-of-ln-mofs
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Heng Ya Gao, Wen Li Peng, Pan Pan Meng, Xue Feng Feng, Jian Qiang Li, Hui Qiong Wu, Chang Sheng Yan, Yang Yang Xiong, Feng Luo
Correction for 'Lanthanide separation using size-selective crystallization of Ln-MOFs' by Heng Ya Gao et al., Chem. Commun., 2017, DOI: 10.1039/c7cc01898c.
June 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630963/a-novel-borophene-featuring-heptagonal-holes-a-common-precursor-of-borospherenes
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Yuewen Mu, Qiang Chen, Na Chen, Haigang Lu, Si-Dian Li
We propose a novel stable borophene (referred to as H-borophene) by tiling seven-membered rings side by side, which is a novel construction pattern never reported in boron sheets or other sheets. It is able to serve as the common precursor of borospherenes (e.g., B39(-), B40, B41(+), and B42(2+)). Interestingly, a Dirac point appeared at about 0.33 eV below the Fermi level. We found that nanotubes formed by rolling up H-borophene had a great advantage over other boron nanotubes in the case of high curvature, which accounted for the reason why heptagons were preferred in borospherenes...
June 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630604/expression-of-p53-in-myocardium-following-coronary-microembolization-in-rats-and-its-significance
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Yu-Han Sun, Qiang Su, Lang Li, Xian-Tao Wang, Yuan-Xi Lu, Jia-Bao Liang
BACKGROUND: Cardiomyocyte apoptosis is a primary cause for coronary microembolization (CME)-induced cardiac dysfunction. p53 induces cell growth retardation and apoptosis through stress pathway. The present study investigated the mechanism of p53-induced myocardial apoptosis and cardiac dysfunction by activating the mitochondrion apoptotic pathway following CME. METHODS: Forty SD rats were equally divided into microembolization (CME), sham operation (sham), CME+siRNA-p53, and CME+control-p53 groups...
May 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630483/comprehensive-analysis-of-passive-generation-of-parabolic-similaritons-in-tapered-hydrogenated-amorphous-silicon-photonic-wires
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Chao Mei, Feng Li, Jinhui Yuan, Zhe Kang, Xianting Zhang, Binbin Yan, Xinzhu Sang, Qiang Wu, Xian Zhou, Kangping Zhong, Liang Wang, Kuiru Wang, Chongxiu Yu, P K A Wai
Parabolic pulses have important applications in both basic and applied sciences, such as high power optical amplification, optical communications, all-optical signal processing, etc. The generation of parabolic similaritons in tapered hydrogenated amorphous silicon photonic wires at telecom (λ ~ 1550 nm) and mid-IR (λ ≥ 2100 nm) wavelengths is demonstrated and analyzed. The self-similar theory of parabolic pulse generation in passive waveguides with increasing nonlinearity is presented. A generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equation is used to describe the coupled dynamics of optical field in the tapered hydrogenated amorphous silicon photonic wires with either decreasing dispersion or increasing nonlinearity...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630475/utilization-of-a-wheat660k-snp-array-derived-high-density-genetic-map-for-high-resolution-mapping-of-a-major-qtl-for-kernel-number
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Fa Cui, Na Zhang, Xiao-Li Fan, Wei Zhang, Chun-Hua Zhao, Li-Juan Yang, Rui-Qing Pan, Mei Chen, Jie Han, Xue-Qiang Zhao, Jun Ji, Yi-Ping Tong, Hong-Xia Zhang, Ji-Zeng Jia, Guang-Yao Zhao, Jun-Ming Li
In crop plants, a high-density genetic linkage map is essential for both genetic and genomic researches. The complexity and the large size of wheat genome have hampered the acquisition of a high-resolution genetic map. In this study, we report a high-density genetic map based on an individual mapping population using the Affymetrix Wheat660K single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array as a probe in hexaploid wheat. The resultant genetic map consisted of 119 566 loci spanning 4424.4 cM, and 119 001 of those loci were SNP markers...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
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