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He-Lin Xu, Pian-Pian Chen, Li-Fen Wang, Meng-Qi Tong, Zi-Hui Ou, Ying-Zheng Zhao, Jian Xiao, Ting-Ling Fu, Wei-Xue
Excessive deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) usually resulted in scar formation during wound healing, which caused skin dysfunction, such as hair loss. Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) was very helpful for promoting hair follicle neogenesis and regulating the remodeling of ECM during wound healing. Because of its poor stability in wound fluids and low permeability against the dense wound scar, the repairing quality of bFGF on wound was hindered largely in clinical practice. To overcome these drawbacks, herein, a novel liposome with silk fibroin hydrogel core (bFGF-SF-LIP) was firstly prepared to stabilize bFGF, followed by insertion of laurocapam, a permeation enhancer, into the liposomal membrane to construct a skin-permeable liposome (SP-bFGF-SF-LIP)...
September 5, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
M Ochoa, Q Pian, R Yao, N Ducros, X Intes
A novel hyperspectral single pixel system was used to compare different compressive basis patterns for intensity imaging, lifetime imaging, and FRET quantification. Six popular basis patterns were compared experimentally in a phantom containing two fluorescent dyes. The basis patterns that performed best for lifetime quantification were used to measure FRET occurrence in well-plate samples with varying acceptor-donor ratios. The ABS-WP approach using Haar patterns and the compressive sensing approach with Hadamard Ranked patterns displayed the best overall performances at a 50% compression ratio...
September 15, 2018: Optics Letters
Lingling Pian, Xue Wen, Lihua Kang, Zhaozhi Li, Yuanyuan Nie, Zhonghua Du, Dehai Yu, Lei Zhou, Lin Jia, Naifei Chen, Dan Li, Songling Zhang, Wei Li, Andrew R Hoffman, Jingnan Sun, Jiuwei Cui, Ji-Fan Hu
Aberrant insulin-like growth factor I receptor (IGF1R) signaling pathway serves as a well-established target for cancer drug therapy. The intragenic antisense long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) IRAIN, a putative tumor suppressor, is downregulated in breast cancer cells, while IGF1R is overexpressed, leading to an abnormal IGF1R/IRAIN ratio that promotes tumor growth. To precisely target this pathway, we developed an "antisense lncRNA-mediated intragenic cis competition" (ALIC) approach to therapeutically correct the elevated IGF1R/IRAIN bias in breast cancer cells...
September 7, 2018: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
Carla Anciones, Alicia de Felipe, Asier de Albóniga-Chindurza, Fernado Acebrón, Hector Pián, Jaime Masjuán, Iñigo Corral
OBJECTIVES: To describe the neurological manifestations of invasive aspergillosis presenting with a focal neurological deficit compatible with an acute stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of a clinical series of patients between 2011 and 2017 with invasive aspergillosis and neurological symptoms compatible with an acute brain stroke. Clinical and epidemiological data, microbiological results, radiological findings, treatment, and course were recorded...
August 29, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Pian Hu, Lijun Fan, Peng Ding, Yan-Hui He, Chuanbo Xie, Zhongzheng Niu, Fu-Ying Tian, Shixin Yuan, Deqin Jia, Wei-Qing Chen
OBJECTIVE: Evidence regarding the association between prenatal exposure to cooking oil fumes (COF) and full-term low birth weight (FTLBW) is still controversial, and the mechanism remains unclear. This study thus aims to explore the association of prenatal COF exposure with off-spring FT-LBW as well as the mediating role of placenta in their association. METHODS: A case-control study enrolling 266 pregnant women delivering FTLBW newborns (cases) and 1420 delivering normal birth weight (NBW) newborns (controls) was conducted...
August 10, 2018: Environmental Research
Qiong Yin, Liang-Cai Wu, Lu Zheng, Ming-Yu Han, Li-Ya Hu, Pian-Pian Zhao, Wei-Yang Bai, Xiao-Wei Zhu, Jiang-Wei Xia, Xiao-Bo Wang, Xing-Wei Zhang, Hou-Feng Zheng
Previous studies have reported that genes relating to JAK-STAT pathway (IFIH1, TYK2 and IL-10) conferred the susceptibility to SLE. In this study, we performed a meta-analysis (including 43 studies) to evaluate the association between IFIH1 (9288 patients and 24,040 controls), TYK2 (4928 patients and 11,536 controls), IL-10 (3623 patients and 4907 controls) polymorphisms and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a comprehensive way. We found that IFIH1 rs1990760_T allele was associated with risk of SLE in overall population under three models (allelic: P = 2...
August 31, 2018: Archives of Dermatological Research
Xiao-Qian Huo, Yu Gu, Yan-Ling Zhang
Dahuang Lidan Pian contains Rheum palmatum, Gymnadenia conopsea and Phyllanthus emblica, which has a significant effect in the treatment of alcoholic fatty liver, cholestasis and cholecystitis. The efficacy of the formula in traditional Chinese medicine was clearing heat and promoting diuresis, removing dampness, detoxifying and relieving jaundice. These three herbs are widely used in the traditional Chinese medicine, Mongolian medicine and Tibetan medicine. Therefore, the formula was a representative subject in the researches for ethno-drugs...
July 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Pian Gong, Zhan Zhang, Changlin Zou, Qi Tian, Xuemei Chen, Michael Hong, Xi Liu, Qianxue Chen, Zhou Xu, Mingchang Li, Jian Wang
Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injuries commonly lead to breakdown of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Restoration of the BBB can relieve neurologic damage caused by I/R injuries. The Hippo/YAP signaling pathway mediates cell proliferation, regulated cell death, and differentiation in various organisms and has been shown to participate in the restoration of the heart after I/R. In this study, we investigated whether the Hippo/YAP pathway plays a role in I/R injury in brain, especially in regard to I/R-induced BBB breakdown...
August 6, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
F J Salge-Arrieta, R Carrasco-Moro, V Rodríguez-Berrocal, H Pian, J S Martínez-San Millán, P Iglesias, L Ley-Urzáiz
BACKGROUND: Pituicytomas (PTs) are extremely rare, low-grade glial tumors closely related to the neurohypophyseal axis. Definite conclusions concerning the optimal diagnostic and therapeutic approach to these neoplasms are lacking to date, as most of this information has been presented as case reports. METHODS: Retrospective review of case reports published in the scientific literature to date, including a new illustrative example treated in our department. RESULTS: 116 cases were collected...
July 20, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
Huifang Wu, Jian Liu, Xiaofeng Huang, Lili Pian, Qianqian Cheng, Qingyang Wang, Min Zhao, Zhou Lin, Beifen Shen, Jiyan Zhang, Shulian Li, Jing Wang
As a classic differentiation agent, all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) has been widely used in the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). However, the clinical application of ATRA has strict limitations, for its severe side effects due to the accumulation of peripheral blood leukocytes. The scaffold protein RACK1 (Receptor for activated C kinase 1), which regulates multiple signaling pathways, has been proposed to contribute to the survival of leukemic progenitors. But it remains unclear whether it is also involved in the oncogenic growth of APL...
July 17, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Jae-Hoon Chung, Brit L Martin, Benjamin D Canan, Mohammad T Elnakish, Nima Milani-Nejad, Nancy S Saad, Steven J Repas, J Eric J Schultz, Jason D Murray, Jessica L Slabaugh, Rachel L Gearinger, Jennifer Conkle, Tallib Karaze, Neha Rastogi, Mei-Pian Chen, Will Crecelius, Kyra K Peczkowski, Mark T Ziolo, Vadim V Fedorov, Ahmet Kilic, Bryan A Whitson, Robert S D Higgins, Sakima A Smith, Peter J Mohler, Philip F Binkley, Paul M L Janssen
BACKGROUND: In patients with end-stage heart failure, the primary etiology often originates in the left ventricle, and eventually the contractile function of the right ventricle (RV) also becomes compromised. RV tissue-level deficits in contractile force and/or kinetics need quantification to understand involvement in ischemic and non-ischemic failing human myocardium. METHODS AND RESULTS: The human population suffering from heart failure is diverse, requiring many subjects to be studied in order to perform an adequately powered statistical analysis...
August 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
Hua-Di Yang, Meng-Ting Xia, Yi-Feng Shao, Pian Ying
RATIONALE: Recurrent ovarian hemorrhage resulting in ovarian infarction may lead to a life-threatening intraperitoneal hemorrhage in women with bleeding disorders such as aplastic anemia (AA). Moreover, it is seen as ovarian tumors in the diagnosis. The authors report a clinical case with the aim of sharing our experiences and exploring the ways to diagnose, treat, and avoid ovarian hemorrhage. PATIENTS CONCERNS: A 48-year-old woman with AA had suffered from a serious abdominal distension for the past 24 hours, which had occurred intermittently for the past 15 years...
July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Feng Qiu, Han Liu, Huan Duan, Pian Chen, Shao-Juan Lu, Guang-Zhong Yang, Xin-Xiang Lei
Schisandra chinensis (Turcz) Baill. is sufficiently well known as a medicinal plant worldwide, which modern research shows has many pharmacological activities such as hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory effect, potent anti-HIV-1 activity, anti-tumor effect, and activity on the central nervous system. With considerable chemical investigation, three new triterpenoids ( 1 ⁻ 3 ), together with four known triterpenoids were isolated from the S. chinensis (Turcz) Baill. Their structures were elucidated by 1D- and 2D-NMR spectroscopic analyses, single-crystal X-ray diffraction and high-resolution mass spectroscopy, which were identified as Schisanlactone I ( 1 ), Schinalactone D, ( 2 ), Schisanlactone J, ( 3 ) Kadsuphilactone B ( 4 ), Schisanlactone C ( 5 ), Schisphendilactone B ( 6 ), and Schinchinenlactone A ( 7 )...
July 4, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Cong Pian, Guangle Zhang, Tengfei Tu, Xiangyu Ma, Fei Li
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are endogenous molecules longer than 200 nucleotides, and lack coding potential. LncRNAs that interact with microRNAs (miRNAs) are known as a competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) and have the ability to regulate the expression of target genes. The ceRNAs play an important role in the initiation and progression of various cancers. However, until now, there is no a database including a collection of experimentally verified, human ceRNAs. We developed the LncCeRBase database, which encompasses 432 lncRNA-miRNA-mRNA interactions, including 130 lncRNAs, 214 miRNAs and 245 genes from 300 publications...
January 1, 2018: Database: the Journal of Biological Databases and Curation
Xiaobo Pang, Ke Zhang, Jian Huang, Hangyu Wang, Le Gao, Tao Wang, Yingnan Sun, Long Chen, Jinhui Wang
Bai Xuan Xia Ta Re Pian (BXXTR) is a traditional Uighur medicine ancient prescription in China widely used in the treatment of psoriasis, presenting a high curative rate and few side effects. Given that the active constituents and action mechanism still remain unclear, the aim of this study is to explore the potential active constituents and mechanism of antipsoriasis of BXXTR. Psoriasis-like lesions model in BALB/c mice was induced by Imiquimod (IMQ), including five treatment groups: control group, IMQ-treated group, IMQ-ACITRETIN group (Positive control group), IMQ-BXXTR low dose group, IMQ-BXXTR medium dose group and IMQ-BXXTR high dose group...
June 21, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
J R Son, Y Liu, Q N Ma, B Z Ju, K F Sun, J D Wu, L D Zhang, G L Yang
In the Huang di nei jing ( Huangdi ' s Internal Classic ), jin ye (fluid and humor) is described in two senses, broad and narrow, though not so strictly.Sometimes, jin ye is explained ambiguously as "sweat" and "urine" , as in the phrase "the bladder, being a house of jin ye " , here " jin ye " refers to the urine. In the Qi jue lun pian of Su wen ( Chapter on Qi - Syncope of Plain Questions ) , the " bao " in the sentence "heat of bao moved to bladder" refersto the uterus...
September 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
Bowen Sun, Geng Wang, Huidong Liu, Pian Liu, Waleed O Twal, Hiuwing Cheung, Steven L Carroll, Stephen P Ethier, Emily E Mevers, Jon Clardy, Thomas Roberts, Changbin Chen, Qian Li, Lanfeng Wang, Meixiang Yang, Jean J Zhao, Qi Wang
Aberrant activation of phosphatidylinosito-4,5-bisphosphate 3-kinase/protein kinase B (PI3K/AKT) signaling in cancer has led to pursuit of inhibitors for targeting this pathway. However, inhibitors of PI3K and AKT have failed to yield efficacious results without adverse effects. Here, we screened a library containing 441 authenticated traditional chinese medicine (TCM) plant extracts by examining their effect on cell viability of a human mammary epithelial cell line HMEC-PIK3CAH1047R , which expresses mutant PIK3CAH1047R and has constitutively active AKT signaling...
May 8, 2018: Oncotarget
Nicola Mongera, Vittorio Di Maso, Elisabetta Ermacora, Michele Carraro, Cristina Bregant, Martina Pian, Umberto Savi, Eric Lorenzon, Giuliano Boscutti
Granulomatosis polyangiitis (GPA) is an ANCA-related vasculitis (AAV) whose clinical manifestations mainly concern the respiratory tract (upper and lower) and the kidney. The treatment of GPA (as well as other AAV) includes the use of immunosuppressive drugs with numerous side effects; the most frequent complications are infectious and neoplastic. GPA frequently relapses. Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) is a ubiquitous virus; it is estimated that about 90% of the world’s population has BEEN EXPOSED TO with this pathogen and has subsequently developed a latent infection...
May 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Weiliang Liu, Jingli Yan, Zhenhao Zhang, Hongru Pian, Chenghui Liu, Zhengping Li
N 6 -Methyladenosine (m6 A) is the most frequent post-transcriptional modification in RNA, and it plays a critical role in biological processes. The functions of m6 A remain largely unexplored due to a lack of highly sensitive methods to quantitatively determine the m6 A modification fraction at a precise location. Here, we first reveal that T3 DNA ligase has significant selectivity towards the m6 A modification. On the basis of the new finding, we establish an ultrasensitive quantitation assay for accurately determining m6 A at one-nucleotide resolution in RNA...
April 7, 2018: Chemical Science
Na Bao, Jinfeng Ou, Na Li, Pian Zou, Jianbo Sun, Li Chen
High levels of both nitric oxide (NO) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) could act as pro-apoptotic signals in cancerous cells. In this study, we conjugated diazeniumdiolates (NONOates), an important class of NO donors, with a natural occurring plumbagin (PL) which is primarily an excellent ROS inducer. Herein, a total of 12 novel plumbagin/NONOate hybrids have been synthesized and evaluated for their inhibitory effects on a panel of human cancer cell lines (MDA-MB-231, A549, HepG2 and HCT-116 cells) and two normal human cells (HK-2 and WRL-68 cells)...
June 25, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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