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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422128/epidemiology-of-45-616-suspect-cases-of-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-in-chongqing-china-2011-2015
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Jian Tao, Xiao-Yan He, Yu Shi, Guohun Zhu, Shan Liu, Zhenzhen Zhang, Shi Tang, Rong Zhang, Bin Peng, Zhidai Liu, Junjie Tan, Qian Chen, Xingbin Wang, Liming Bao, Lin Zou, Penghui Zhang
Epidemiology and etiology of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) based on large sample size or evaluation of detection for more enterovirus serotypes are not well investigated in Chongqing of China. 45,616 suspect HFMD patients were prospectively enrolled among whom 21,615 were laboratory confirmed HFMD cases over a 5-year period (January 2011 to December 2015). Their epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory data were extracted and stratified by month, age, sex, disease severity, and enterovirus serotype...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419554/the-major-mir-31-target-genes-stk40-and-lats2-and-their-implications-in-the-regulation-of-keratinocyte-growth-and-hair-differentiation
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Liming Luan, Jianyun Shi, Zhengquan Yu, Thomas Andl
Emerging evidence indicates that even subtle changes in the expression of key genes of signaling pathways can have profound effects. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are masters of subtleness and generally have only mild effects on their target genes. The microRNA miR-31 is one of the major microRNAs in many cutaneous conditions associated with activated keratinocytes such as the hyperproliferative diseases psoriasis, non-melanoma skin cancer, and hair follicle growth. miR-31 is a marker of the hair growth phase, and in our miR-31 transgenic mouse model it impairs the function of keratinocytes, subsequently leading to aberrant proliferation, apoptosis and differentiation that result in altered hair growth, while loss of miR-31 leads to increased hair growth...
April 17, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412737/whole-exome-sequencing-identifies-sgcd-and-acvrl1-mutations-associated-with-total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-return-tapvr-in-chinese-population
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Jun Li, Shiwei Yang, Zhening Pu, Juncheng Dai, Tao Jiang, Fangzhi Du, Zhu Jiang, Yue Cheng, Genyin Dai, Jun Wang, Jirong Qi, Liming Cao, Xueying Cheng, Cong Ren, Xinli Li, Yuming Qin
As a rare type of Congenital Heart Defects (CHD), the genetic mechanism of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR) remains unknown, although previous studies have revealed potential disease-driving regions/genes. Blood samples collected from the 6 sporadic TAPVR cases and 81 non-TAPVR controls were subjected to whole exome sequencing. All detected variations were confirmed by direct Sanger sequencing. Here, we identified 2 non-synonymous missense mutations: c.C652T, p.R218W in activin A receptor type II-like 1 (ACVRL1), c...
February 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403155/fruit-consumption-and-physical-activity-in-relation-to-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality-among-70-000-chinese-adults-with-pre-existing-vascular-disease
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Xiaocao Tian, Huaidong Du, Liming Li, Derrick Bennett, Ruqin Gao, Shanpeng Li, Shaojie Wang, Yu Guo, Zheng Bian, Ling Yang, Yiping Chen, Junshi Chen, Yan Gao, Min Weng, Zengchang Pang, Baofa Jiang, Zhengming Chen
OBJECTIVES: To assess the associations of fresh fruit consumption and total physical activity with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality among Chinese adults who have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease (CVD) or hypertension. METHODS: During 2004-08, the China Kadoorie Biobank study recruited 70,047 adults, aged 30-79 years, with physician-diagnosed stroke or transient ischaemic attack, ischemic heart disease, or hypertension. Information on diet and physical activity was collected using an interviewer-administered electronic questionnaire...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399126/fresh-fruit-consumption-in-relation-to-incident-diabetes-and-diabetic-vascular-complications-a-7-y-prospective-study-of-0-5-million-chinese-adults
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Huaidong Du, Liming Li, Derrick Bennett, Yu Guo, Iain Turnbull, Ling Yang, Fiona Bragg, Zheng Bian, Yiping Chen, Junshi Chen, Iona Y Millwood, Sam Sansome, Liangcai Ma, Ying Huang, Ningmei Zhang, Xiangyang Zheng, Qiang Sun, Timothy J Key, Rory Collins, Richard Peto, Zhengming Chen
BACKGROUND: Despite the well-recognised health benefits of fresh fruit consumption, substantial uncertainties remain about its potential effects on incident diabetes and, among those with diabetes, on risks of death and major vascular complications. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Between June 2004 and July 2008, the nationwide China Kadoorie Biobank study recruited 0.5 million adults aged 30-79 (mean 51) y from ten diverse localities across China. During ~7 y of follow-up, 9,504 new diabetes cases were recorded among 482,591 participants without prevalent (previously diagnosed or screen-detected) diabetes at baseline, with an overall incidence rate of 2...
April 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383548/mir-146a-facilitates-osteoarthritis-by-regulating-cartilage-homeostasis-via-targeting-camk2d-and-ppp3r2
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Xudong Zhang, Chuandong Wang, Jingyu Zhao, Jiajia Xu, Yiyun Geng, Liming Dai, Yan Huang, Sai-Chuen Fu, Kerong Dai, Xiaoling Zhang
Osteoarthritis (OA), characterized by insufficient extracellular matrix synthesis and cartilage degeneration, is known as an incurable disease because its pathogenesis is poorly elucidated. Thus far, limited information is available regarding the pathophysiological role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in OA. In this study, we investigated the specific function of miR-146a in OA pathophysiology using mouse OA models. We found that the articular cartilage degeneration of miR-146a knockout (KO) mice was alleviated compared with that of the wild-type (WT) mice in spontaneous and instability-induced OA models...
April 6, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366003/complete-characterization-of-cardiac-myosin-heavy-chain-223-kda-enabled-by-size-exclusion-chromatography-and-middle-down-mass-spectrometry
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Yutong Jin, Liming Wei, Wenxuan Cai, Ziqing Lin, Zhijie Wu, Ying Peng, Takushi Kohmoto, Richard L Moss, Ying Ge
Myosin heavy chain (MHC), the major component of myosin motor molecule, plays an essential role in force production during muscle contraction. However, a comprehensive analysis of MHC proteoforms arising from sequence variations and post-translational modifications (PTMs) remains challenging due to the difficulties in purifying MHC (~223 kDa) and achieving complete sequence coverage. Herein, we have established a strategy to effectively purify and comprehensively characterize MHC from heart tissue by combining size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) and middle-down mass spectrometry (MS)...
April 1, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348007/genome-wide-analysis-of-dna-methylation-and-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Jun Li, Xiaoyan Zhu, Kuai Yu, Haijing Jiang, Yizhi Zhang, Siyun Deng, Longxian Cheng, Xuezhen Liu, Jia Zhong, Xiaomin Zhang, Mei'an He, Weihong Chen, Jing Yuan, Ming Gao, Yansen Bai, Xu Han, Bing Liu, Xiaoting Luo, Wenhua Mei, Xiaosheng He, Shunchang Sun, Liyun Zhang, Hesong Zeng, Huizhen Sun, Chuanyao Liu, Yanjun Guo, Bing Zhang, Zhihong Zhang, Jinyan Huang, An Pan, Yu Yuan, Francesca Angileri, Bingxia Ming, Fang Zheng, Qiutang Zeng, Xiaobo Mao, Yudong Peng, Yi Mao, Ping Ye, Qing K Wang, Lu Qi, Frank B Hu, Liming Liang, Tangchun Wu
Rationale: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a leading cause of death worldwide. Immune functions play a vital role in ACS development, however, whether epigenetic modulation contributes to the regulation of blood immune cells in this disease has not been investigated. Objective: We conducted an epigenome-wide analysis with circulating immune cells to identify differentially methylated genes in ACS. Methods and Results: We examined genome-wide methylation of whole blood in 102 ACS patients and 101 controls using HumanMethylation450 array, and externally replicated significant discoveries in 100 patients and 102 controls...
March 27, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339038/lncrna%C3%A2-mediated-sirt1-foxo3a-and-sirt1-p53-signaling-pathways-regulate-type-ii-alveolar-epithelial-cell-senescence-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Chao Gu, Yaqing Li, Jialiang Liu, Xiwang Ying, Yuanshun Liu, Jianping Yan, Chun Chen, Hongbin Zhou, Liming Cao, Yingyu Ma
The loss of alveolar structure and airspace enlargement are major pathological changes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Type II alveolar epithelial cells (AECII) are involved in maintaining lung tissue repair and alveolar homeostasis. Long non‑coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are involved in multi‑regulating gene transcription, affecting processes including embryonic development, cell differentiation and cellular senescence. The primary aim of the present study was to explore the mechanisms of AECII senescence regulated by lncRNA‑mediated sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) and forkhead box O 3a (FoxO3a) signaling pathways in patients with COPD...
May 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336337/mismatch-negativity-as-a-potential-neurobiological-marker-of-early-stage-alzheimer-disease-and-vascular-dementia
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Shixiang Jiang, Chang Yan, Zhengxue Qiao, Haiqian Yao, Shiquan Jiang, Xiaohui Qiu, Xiuxian Yang, Deyu Fang, Yanjie Yang, Limei Zhang, Lina Wang, Liming Zhang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VD) are serious, irreversible forms of cognitive impairment, which means that an early diagnosis is essential to slow down their progression. One potential neurophysiological biomarker of these diseases is the mismatch negativity (MMN) event-related potentials (ERP) component, which reflects an automatic detection mechanism at the pre-attentive stages of information processing. We evaluated the auditory MMN response in individuals from two patient groups: those in the prodromal stages of AD (P-AD) and those in the prodromal stages of VD (P-VD)...
March 20, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334358/ranges-of-cervical-intervertebral-disc-deformation-during-an-in-vivo-dynamic-flexion-extension-of-the-neck
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Yan Yu, Haiqing Mao, Jing-Sheng Li, Tsung-Yuan Tsai, Liming Cheng, Kirkham B Wood, Guoan Li, Thomas D Cha
While abnormal loading is widely believed to cause cervical spine disc diseases, in vivo cervical disc deformation during dynamic neck motion has not been well delineated. This study investigated the range of cervical disc deformation during an in vivo functional flexion-extension of the neck. Ten asymptomatic human subjects were tested using a combined dual fluoroscopic imaging system (DFIS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based three-dimensional (3D) modeling technique. Overall disc deformation was determined using the changes of the space geometry between upper and lower endplates of each intervertebral segment (C3/4, C4/5, C5/6, and C6/7)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323949/plasma-arginine-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-ratio-and-incidence-of-cardiovascular-events-a-case-cohort-study
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Edward Yu, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Frank B Hu, Clary B Clish, Dolores Corella, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Adela Hruby, Montserrat Fitó, Liming Liang, Estefania Toledo, Emilio Ros, Ramón Estruch, Enrique Gómez-Gracia, Jose Lapetra, Fernando Arós, Dora Romaguera, Lluís Serra-Majem, Marta Guasch-Ferré, Dong D Wang, Miguel A Martínez-González
CONTEXT: Arginine, its methylated metabolites and other metabolites related to the urea cycle have been independently associated with cardiovascular risk, but the potential causal meaning of these associations (positive for some metabolites and negative for others) remains elusive due to a lack of studies measuring metabolite changes over time. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between baseline and 1-year concentrations of urea cycle metabolites and cardiovascular disease in a case-cohort setting...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322575/epigenome-wide-dna-methylation-study-of-ige-concentration-in-relation-to-self-reported-allergies
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Weronica E Ek, Muhammad Ahsan, Mathias Rask-Andersen, Liming Liang, Miriam F Moffatt, Ulf Gyllensten, Åsa Johansson
AIM: Epigenetic mechanisms are critical for normal immune development and epigenetic alterations might therefore be possible contributors to immune diseases. To investigate if DNA methylation in whole blood is associated with total and allergen-specific IgE levels. METHODS: We performed an epigenome-wide association study to investigate the association between DNA methylation and IgE level, allergen-specific IgE and self-reported immune diseases and allergies in 728 individuals...
March 21, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316060/hotair-functions-as-a-competing-endogenous-rna-to-regulate-pten-expression-by-inhibiting-mir-19-in-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Yanjun Lai, Shuai He, Liming Ma, Hong Lin, Biyun Ren, Jing Ma, Xinyu Zhu, Shifang Zhuang
Sustained cardiac hypertrophy (CH) is related to a variety of physiological as well as pathological stimuli and eventually increases the risk of heart failure. HOTAIR has been identified as a competing endogenous RNA in multiple human biological processes. Whether lncRNA-HOTAIR is involved in the progress of CH and how it works still remain unknown. Herein, we found that HOTAIR was down-regulated, while miR-19 was up-regulated in both heart tissues from TAC-operated mice in vivo and cultural cardiomyocytes treated with Ang-II in vitro by real-time PCR...
March 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298643/mkl1-defines-the-h3k4me3-landscape-for-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-inflammatory-response
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Liming Yu, Fei Fang, Xin Dai, Huihui Xu, Xiaohong Qi, Mingming Fang, Yong Xu
Macrophage-dependent inflammatory response is considered a pivotal biological process that contributes to a host of diseases when aberrantly activated. The underlying epigenetic mechanism is not completely understood. We report here that MKL1 was both sufficient and necessary for p65-dependent pro-inflammatory transcriptional program in immortalized macrophages, in primary human and mouse macrophages, and in an animal model of systemic inflammation (endotoxic shock). Extensive chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) profiling and ChIP-seq analyses revealed that MKL1 deficiency erased key histone modifications synonymous with transactivation on p65 target promoters...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292261/genome-wide-analysis-of-a-avirulent-and-reveal-the-strain-induces-pro-tective-immunity-against-challenge-with-virulent-streptococcus-suis-serotype-2
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Jing Wang, Youjun Feng, Changjun Wang, Feng Zheng, Bachar Hassan, Liming Zhi, Wenjuan Li, Yi Yao, Elaine He, Shibo Jiang, Jiaqi Tang
BACKGROUND: It was previously reported in China that two recent large-scale outbreaks of Streptococcus suis serotype 2 (S. suis 2) infections in human were caused by two highly virulent S. suis 2 strains, from which a novel genomic island (GEI), associated with disease onset and progression and designated 89 K, was identified. Here, an avirulent strain, 05HAS68, was isolated from a clinically healthy pig. RESULTS: By comparing the genomes of this avirulent strain with virulent strains, it was found that massive genomic rearrangements occurred, resulting in alterations in gene expression that caused enormous single gene gain and loss...
March 14, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284964/optimal-control-of-a-malaria-model-with-asymptomatic-class-and-superinfection
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Liming Cai, Xuezhi Li, Necibe Tuncer, Maia Martcheva, Abid Ali Lashari
In this paper, we introduce a malaria model with an asymptomatic class in human population and exposed classes in both human and vector populations. The model assumes that asymptomatic individuals can get re-infected and move to the symptomatic class. In the case of an incomplete treatment, symptomatic individuals move to the asymptomatic class. If successfully treated, the symptomatic individuals recover and move to the susceptible class. The basic reproduction number, R0, is computed using the next generation approach...
March 9, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254173/adherence-to-healthy-lifestyle-and-cardiovascular-diseases-in-the-chinese%C3%A2-population
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Jun Lv, Canqing Yu, Yu Guo, Zheng Bian, Ling Yang, Yiping Chen, Xuefeng Tang, Weiyuan Zhang, Yijian Qian, Yuelong Huang, Xiaoping Wang, Junshi Chen, Zhengming Chen, Lu Qi, Liming Li
BACKGROUND: Adherence to a combination of healthy lifestyle factors has been related to a considerable reduction of cardiovascular risk in white populations; however, little is known whether such associations persist in nonwhite populations like the Asian population. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the associations of a combination of modifiable, healthy lifestyle factors with the risks of ischemic cardiovascular diseases and estimate the proportion of diseases that could potentially be prevented by adherence to these healthy lifestyle patterns...
March 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235543/protective-effects-of-linalool-against-amyloid-beta-induced-cognitive-deficits-and-damages-in-mice
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Pan Xu, Kezhu Wang, Cong Lu, Liming Dong, Li Gao, Ming Yan, Silafu Aibai, Yanyan Yang, Xinmin Liu
AIM: Amyloid-beta (Aβ)-mediated neurotoxicity plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), which induces oxidative stress and apoptosis. Linalool (LI) is a volatile monoterpene showing positive effect in AD treatment. This study was designed to research the protective effect of LI against neurotoxicity and cognitive deficits induced by Aβ1-40 in mice. MAIN METHODS: Aβ1-40 (4μg) solution was injected in the bilateral hippocampus to induce cognitive deficits of mice...
April 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223753/five-cases-of-phytophotodermatitis-caused-by-fig-leaves-and-relevant-literature-review
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Jin-Hwa Son, Hyunju Jin, Hyang-Suk You, Woo-Haing Shim, Jeong-Min Kim, Gun-Wook Kim, Hoon-Soo Kim, Hyun-Chang Ko, Moon-Bum Kim, Byung-Soo Kim
Phytophotodermatitis is a condition caused by sequential exposure to photosensitizing substances present in plants followed by ultraviolet light. Several plants (e.g., limes, celery, fig, and wild parsnip) contain furocoumarin compounds (psoralens). It is important for dermatologists to be aware of phytophotodermatitis because it may be misdiagnosed as cellulitis, tinea, or allergic contact dermatitis. We present five patients with a sharply defined erythematous swollen patch with bullae on both feet. They described soaking their feet in a fig leaves decoction to treat their underlying dermatologic diseases...
February 2017: Annals of Dermatology
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