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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719192/precise-molecular-design-of-high-tc-3d-organic-inorganic-perovskite-ferroelectric-mehdabco-rbi3-mehdabco-n-methyl-1-4-diazabi-cyclo-2-2-2-octane
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Wan-Ying Zhang, Yuan-Yuan Tang, Peng-Fei Li, Ping-Ping Shi, Wei-Qiang Liao, Da-Wei Fu, Heng-Yun Ye, Yi Zhang, Ren-Gen Xiong
With the flourishing development of (CH3NH3)PbI3, three-dimensional (3D) organic-inorganic perovskites with unique structure-property flexibility have become a worldwide focus. However, they still face great challenges in effec-tively inducing ferroelectricity. Despite the typical 3D perovskite structure and the ability of dabco to trigger phase transition, unfortunately [H2dabco]RbCl3 (dabco = 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane) adopts a nonpolar crystal structure without ferroelectricity. Within larger RbI3 framework, we assemble N-methyl-dabco gained by reducing the molecular symmetry of dabco into a new 3D organic-inorganic perovskite...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718965/long-term-effects-galectin-1-and-specific-immunotherapy-for-allergic-responses-in-the-intestine
#2
Li-Tao Yang, Qing Shu, Xiang-Qian Luo, Zhi-Qiang Liu, Shu-Qi Qiu, Jiang-Qi Liu, Hai-Jian Guo, Lin-Jing Li, Mao-Gang Li, Da-Bo Liu, Li-Xin Xia, Zhi-Gang Liu, Ping-Chang Yang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Mast cell activation interferes with the effects of allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT). Galectin-1 (Gal-1) is capable of regulating immune cells' functions. This study tests the hypothesis that administration of Gal-1 promotes and prolongs the efficacy of SIT via suppressing mast cell activation. METHODS: An intestinal allergy mouse model was developed. The co-administration of SIT and Gal-1 on suppression of the allergic responses, prevention of mast cell activation, and generation of antigen-specific regulatory T cells (Treg) in the intestine were observed in sensitized mice...
July 18, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718370/hook1-inhibits-malignancy-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#3
Xu Sun, Qi Zhang, Wei Chen, Qida Hu, Yu Lou, Qi-Han Fu, Jing-Ying Zhang, Yi-Wen Chen, Long-Yun Ye, Yi Wang, Shang-Zhi Xie, Li-Qiang Hu, Ting-Bo Liang, Xue-Li Bai
Hook1 is a member of the hook family of coiled-coil proteins, which is recently found to be associated with malignant tumors. However, its biological function in hepatocellular carcinoma is yet unknown. Here, we evaluated the Hook1 levels in human hepatocellular carcinoma samples and matched peritumoral tissues by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Small interfering RNA knockdown and a transforming growth factor-β-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition model were employed to investigate the biological effects of Hook1 in hepatocellular carcinoma...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718167/are-computer-numerical-control-cnc-manufactured-patient-specific-metal-templates-available-for-posterior-thoracic-pedicle-screw-insertion-feasibility-and-accuracy-evaluation
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Xiangxue Kong, Lei Tang, Qiang Ye, Wenhua Huang, Jianyi Li
PURPOSE: Accurate and safe posterior thoracic pedicle insertion (PTPI) remains a challenge. Patient-specific drill templates (PDTs) created by rapid prototyping (RP) can assist in posterior thoracic pedicle insertion, but pose biocompatibility risks. The aims of this study were to develop alternative PDTs with computer numerical control (CNC) and assess their feasibility and accuracy in assisting PTPI. METHODS: Preoperative CT images of 31 cadaveric thoracic vertebras were obtained and then the optimal pedicle screw trajectories were planned...
July 17, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716102/erratum-to-analysis-of-factors-that-affect-the-precision-of-the-radiographic-lateral-femoral-bowing-angle-using-a-three-dimensional-computed-tomography-based-modelling-technique
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Ye-Ran Li, Yu-Hang Gao, Xin Qi, Jian-Guo Liu, Lu Ding, Chen Yang, Zheng Zhang, Shu-Qiang Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716032/association-of-financial-status-and-the-quality-of-life-in-chinese-women-with-recurrent-ovarian-cancer
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Zhuyan Shao, Tao Zhu, Ping Zhang, Qiang Wen, Dan Li, Shihua Wang
BACKGROUND: Very few studies have examined the association between financial status and the quality of life (QOL) of patients with specific cancers. Ovarian cancer survivors frequently suffer repeat recurrence and subsequent treatment and, as a result, a significant added financial burden. Financial burdens disproportionally affect patients of low income. This study examines the association between financial status, based upon family income and expenses, and QOL in Chinese women with recurrent ovarian cancer...
July 17, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715763/quantification-of-the-limitation-of-langmuir-model-used-in-adsorption-research-on-sediments-via-site-energy-heterogeneity
#7
Qiang Jin, Limin Huang, Aimin Li, Aidang Shan
The Langmuir model has been extensively introduced into the field of environmental adsorption, while some studies showed that it was difficult for the model to describe the adsorption of sediments. The purpose of this paper is to recognize the applicability of the Langmuir model used in the adsorption of contaminants onto sediments quantitatively through the relationship between the error of Langmuir (δ) and site energy heterogeneity (σ). The formula for calculating δ in sediments was developed based on the heterogeneity parameters (m, n)...
July 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715221/pressure-dependent-light-emission-of-charged-and-neutral-excitons-in-monolayer-mose2
#8
Xinpeng Fu, Fangfei Li, Jung-Fu Lin, Yuan-Bo Gong, Xiaoli Huang, Yanping Huang, Bo Han, Qiang Zhou, Tian Cui
Tailoring the excitonic properties in two-dimensional monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) through strain engineering is an effective means to explore their potential applications in optoelectronics and nanoelectronics. Here we report pressure-tuned photon emission of trions and excitons in monolayer MoSe2 via a diamond anvil cell (DAC) through photoluminescence measurements and theoretical calculations. Under quasi-hydrostatic compressive strain, our results show neutral (X0) and charged (X-) excitons emission of monolayer MoSe2 can be effectively tuned by alcohol mixture vs...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714504/tartary-buckwheat-flavonoids-ameliorate-high-fructose-induced-insulin-resistance-and-oxidative-stress-associated-with-the-insulin-signaling-and-nrf2-ho-1-pathways-in-mice
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Yuanyuan Hu, Zuoxu Hou, Ruokun Yi, Zhongming Wang, Peng Sun, Guijie Li, Xin Zhao, Qiang Wang
The present study was conducted to explore the effects of a purified tartary buckwheat flavonoid fraction (TBF) on insulin resistance and hepatic oxidative stress in mice fed high fructose in drinking water (20%) for 8 weeks. The results indicated that continuous administration of TBF dose-dependently improved the insulin sensitivity and glucose intolerance in high fructose-fed mice. TBF treatment also reversed the reduced level of insulin action on the phosphorylation of insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1), protein kinase B (Akt) and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K), as well as the translocation of glucose transporter type 4 (GLUT4) in the insulin-resistant liver...
July 17, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714284/egg-albumen-as-a-fast-and-strong-medical-adhesive-glue
#10
Kaige Xu, Yuqing Liu, Shousan Bu, Tianyi Wu, Qiang Chang, Gurankit Singh, Xiaojian Cao, Chuang Deng, Bingyun Li, Gaoxing Luo, Malcolm Xing
Sutures penetrate tissues to close wounds. This process leads to inflammatory responses, prolongs healing time, and increases operation complexity. It becomes even worse when sutures are applied to stress-sensitive and fragile tissues. By bonding tissues via forming covalent bonds, some medical adhesives are not convenient to be used by surgeons and have side effects to the tissues. Here egg albumen adhesive (EAA) is reported with ultrahigh adhesive strength to bond various types of materials and can be easily used without any chemical and physical modifications...
July 17, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714208/bifunctional-transition-metal-hydroxysulfides-room-temperature-sulfurization-and-their-applications-in-zn-air-batteries
#11
Hao-Fan Wang, Cheng Tang, Bin Wang, Bo-Quan Li, Qiang Zhang
Bifunctional electrocatalysis for oxygen evolution reaction (OER) and oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) constitutes the bottleneck of various sustainable energy devices and systems like rechargeable metal-air batteries. Emerging catalyst materials are strongly requested toward superior electrocatalytic activities and practical applications. In this study, transition metal hydroxysulfides are presented as bifunctional OER/ORR electrocatalysts for Zn-air batteries. By simply immersing Co-based hydroxide precursor into solution with high-concentration S(2-) , transition metal hydroxides convert to hydroxysulfides with excellent morphology preservation at room temperature...
July 17, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713204/efficient-nh3-scr-removal-of-nox-with-highly-ordered-mesoporous-wo3-%C3%AF-ceo2-at-low-temperatures
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Sihui Zhan, He Zhang, Yu Zhang, Qiang Shi, Yi Li, XiuJun Li
To eliminate nitrogen oxides (NOx), a series of highly ordered mesoporous WO3(χ)-CeO2 nanomaterials (χ represents the mole ratio of W/Ce) were synthesized by using KIT-6 as a hard template, which was used for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to remove NOx with NH3 at low temperatures. Moreover, the nanomaterials were characterized by TEM, XRD, Raman, XPS, BET, H2-TPR, NH3-TPD and in situ DRIFTS. It can be found that all of the prepared mesoporous WO3(χ)-CeO2 (χ = 0, 0.5, 0.75, 1 and 1.25) showed highly ordered mesoporous channels...
April 2017: Applied Catalysis. B, Environmental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713015/folate-conjugated-and-ph-responsive-polymeric-micelles-for-target-cell-specific-anticancer-drug-delivery
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Jiao Guan, Zun-Qiang Zhou, Mao-Hua Chen, Hui-Yan Li, Da-Nian Tong, Jun Yang, Jing Yao, Zheng-Yun Zhang
In this study, we developed a folate (FA)-conjugated and pH-responsive active targeting micellar system for anti-cancer drug delivery. In this system, FA was attached to the terminal of the hydrophilic segment of poly(lactic acid)-poly(L-lysine) (PLA-PLL), and PLL was modified by a citric acid group. The FA receptor-mediated active targeting and electrostatic interaction between micelles and cell membrane due to a negative-to-positive charge reversal was combined in one micellar anti-cancer drug delivery system to enhance the tumour targeting and cellular internalisation of micelles...
July 13, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711966/modified-single-patch-technique-versus-two-patch-technique-for-the-repair-of-complete-atrioventricular-septal-defect-a-meta-analysis
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Dongxu Li, Qiang Fan, Tomoyuki Iwase, Yasutaka Hirata, Qi An
Technical selection for surgical repair of complete atrioventricular septal defect (CAVSD) still remains controversial. This meta-analysis aimed to compare the modified single-patch (MP) technique with the two-patch (TP) technique for patients with CAVSD. Relevant studies comparing the MP technique with the TP technique were identified through a literature search using MEDLINE, EMBASE, Google Scholar, Cochrane Library, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases. The variables were ventricular septal defect (VSD) size, cardiopulmonary bypass (CBP) time, aortic cross-clamp (ACC) time, intensive care unit stay, hospital stay, and other outcomes involving mortality, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, atrioventricular valve regurgitation, residual septal shunt, atrioventricular block, and reoperation...
July 15, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711931/apc-c-is-essential-for-hematopoiesis-and-impaired-in-aplastic-anemia
#15
Jia Wang, Min-Zhi Yin, Ke-Wen Zhao, Fang Ke, Wen-Jie Jin, Xiao-Lin Guo, Tian-Hui Liu, Xiao-Ye Liu, Hao Gu, Xiao-Min Yu, Zhen Li, Li-Li Mu, Deng-Li Hong, Jing Chen, Guo-Qiang Chen
Anaphase promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C) is essential for cell cycle progression. Recently, its non-mitotic functions were also reported but less studied in several tissues including hematopoietic cells. Here, we developed an inducible Anapc2 (a core subunit of APC/C) knockout mice. The animals displayed a fatal bone marrow failure within 7 days after knockout induction. Their hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) demonstrated a sharp decline and could form little colony. Further, the results of BrdU label-retaining cell assay showed that the dormant HPSCs lost rapidly...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711865/enhanced-mitochondrial-transient-receptor-potential-channel-canonical-type-3-mediated-calcium-handling-in-the-vasculature-from-hypertensive-rats
#16
Bin Wang, Shiqiang Xiong, Shaoyang Lin, Weijie Xia, Qiang Li, Zhigang Zhao, Xing Wei, Zongshi Lu, Xiao Wei, Peng Gao, Daoyan Liu, Zhiming Zhu
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial Ca(2+) homeostasis is fundamental to the regulation of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and adenosine triphosphate production. Recently, transient receptor potential channel, canonical type 3 (TRPC3), has been shown to localize to the mitochondria and to play a role in maintaining mitochondrial calcium homeostasis. Inhibition of TRPC3 attenuates vascular calcium influx in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). However, it remains elusive whether mitochondrial TRPC3 participates in hypertension by increasing mitochondrial calcium handling and ROS production...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711593/clinical-evaluation-of-sepsis-1-and-sepsis-3-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#17
Xueling Fang, Zhenzhen Wang, Jun Yang, Hongliu Cai, Zhengjie Yao, Kun Li, Qiang Fang
BACKGROUND: There has been considerable controversy between sepsis-1 and sepsis-3 criteria. METHODS: Patients with infection meeting SIRS ≥ 2 criteria (sepsis-1) or a SOFA score ≥ 2 (sepsis-3) on the first day after ICU admission were selected from the MIMIC-III database, and their outcomes were compared using all-cause death as the endpoint. Subgroup analysis was also performed based on prior chronic organ dysfunction. RESULTS: 21,491 infected patients were included...
July 12, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711353/synthesis-and-antibacterial-evaluation-of-novel-11-o-carbamoyl-clarithromycin-ketolides
#18
Li Jia, Mi Yan, Yan Shen, Yinhui Qin, Shengsheng Qiang, Shutao Ma
A series of novel 11-O-carbamoyl clarithromycin ketolides were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro antibacterial activity. The results showed that the majority of the target compounds displayed improved activity compared with references against erythromycin-resistant S. pneumoniae A22072 expressing the mef gene, S. pneumoniae B1 expressing the erm gene and S. pneumoniae AB11 expressing the mef and erm genes. In particular, compounds 9, 18, 19 and 22 showed the most potent activity against erythromycin-resistant S...
July 5, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710435/evaluation-of-elift-for-non-invasive-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-and-cirrhosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#19
Qiang Li, Chuan Lu, Weixia Li, Yuxian Huang, Liang Chen
Recently, the easy Liver Fibrosis Test (eLIFT), a sum of points attributed to age, gender, gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, aspartate transaminase, platelets, and prothrombin time, was developed for diagnosing advanced fibrosis and cirrhosis in chronic liver disease. We aimed to evaluate the performance of eLIFT to predict liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Histologic and laboratory data of 747 CHB patients were analyzed. The performance of eLIFT for diagnosing liver fibrosis and cirrhosis was compared with that of aspartate transaminase to platelet ratio index (APRI) and fibrosis index based on the 4 factors (FIB-4)...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710394/altered-brain-network-connectivity-as-a-potential-endophenotype-of-schizophrenia
#20
Peng Li, Teng-Teng Fan, Rong-Jiang Zhao, Ying Han, Le Shi, Hong-Qiang Sun, Si-Jing Chen, Jie Shi, Xiao Lin, Lin Lu
Abnormal functional brain connectivity could be considered an endophenotype of psychosis in schizophrenia. Identifying candidate endophenotypes may serve as a tool for elucidating its biological and neural mechanisms. The present study investigated the similarities and differences of features of brain network connectivity between patients and their first-degree relatives. Independent component analysis was conducted on imaging data collected from 34 healthy controls, 33 schizophrenia patients, and 30 unaffected first-degree relatives...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
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