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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821124/the-characterization-selenylation-and-antidiabetic-activity-of-mycelial-polysaccharides-from-catathelasma-ventricosum
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Yuntao Liu, Yuxian You, Yiwen Li, Lan Zhang, Leilei Yin, Yingbin Shen, Cheng Li, Hong Chen, Shujuan Chen, Bin Hu, Daiwen Chen
The mycelial polysaccharide from Catathelasma ventricosum (mCVP-1S) was found to be a heteropolysaccharide with an average size of 230kDa composed mainly of β-glucopyranosyl residues. The selenylation of mCVP-1S, performed using an HNO3-Na2SeO3 method, produced a series of selenized mCVP-1Ss (SemCVP-1Ss). Varying the reaction time, temperature and Na2SeO3 dosage altered the yield and selenium content of the SemCVP-1Ss. NMR spectra showed substitution mostly at C-6, and Congo red tests indicated excessive selenylation might destroy the triple-helical structure of SemCVP-1Ss...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820104/nocardia-cavernae-sp-nov-a-novel-actinobacterium-isolated-from-a-karst-cave-sample
#2
Qing-Qing Li, Ming-Xian Han, Bao-Zhu Fang, Jian-Yu Jiao, Lan Liu, Zi-Wen Yang, Wan-Qin Zhang, Da-Qiao Wei, Wen-Jun Li
A novel actinobacterial strain, designated YIM A1135T, was isolated from a soil sample collected from a karst cave in Xingyi county, Guizhou province, south-western China. The taxonomic position of the strain was investigated using a polyphasic approach. Cells of the strain were aerobic, Gram-stain-positive and partially acid-alcohol-fast. Strain YIM A1135T shared 98.3 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity with Nocardia jejuensis NBRC 103114T and 97.6 % with Nocardia alba YIM 30243T. DNA-DNA hybridization values between strain YIM A1135T and related type strains of the genus Nocardia were less than 70 %...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819780/preliminary-research-on-syndrome-types-of-chinese-medicine-in-children-with-primary-nephrotic-syndrome
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Wen Sun, Jian Yu, Gu-Lan Zeng, Bing-Feng Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To provide an objective reference for the syndrome types of Chinese medicine (CM) associated with pediatric primary nephrotic syndrome (PNS). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed. Data on clinical symptoms, CM syndrome types, biochemical indices, and medications used were collected from 98 children with PNS. Then, the correlation between CM syndromes and biochemical indices, as well as medications used, was analyzed. RESULTS: The four most common symptoms in children with PNS were brown urine, red tongue, excessive sweating, and swelling of the face and limbs...
August 17, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819639/antioxidant-treatment-in-male-mice-prevents-mitochondrial-and-synaptic-changes-in-an-nmda-receptor-dysfunction-model-of-schizophrenia
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Aarron Phensy, Christopher Driskill, Karen Lindquist, Lan Guo, Vivek Jeevakumar, Bryan Fowler, Heng Du, Sven Kroener
Glutamate theories of schizophrenia suggest that the disease is associated with a loss of NMDA receptors, specifically on GABAergic parvalbumin-expressing interneurons (PVIs), leading to changes in the excitation-inhibition balance in the prefrontal cortex (PFC). Oxidative stress contributes to the loss of PVI and the development of schizophrenia. Here, we investigated whether the glutathione precursor N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) can prevent changes in synaptic transmission at pyramidal cells and PVIs that result from developmental NMDAR blockade and how these changes are related to mitochondrial dysfunction in the PFCs of mice...
July 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819454/a-novel-mpeg-pdlla-pll-copolymer-for-docetaxel-delivery-in-breast-cancer-therapy
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Liwei Tan, Jinrong Peng, Qian Zhao, Lan Zhang, Xichuan Tang, Lijuan Chen, Minyi Lei, Zhiyong Qian
Satisfactory drug loading capacity and stability are the two main factors that determine the anti-cancer performance. In general, the stability of the micelles is reduced when the drug loading (DL) is increased. Therefore, it was a challenge to have high drug loading capacity and good stability. In this study, we introduced a hydrophilic poly (L-Lysine) (PLL) segment with different molecular-weights into the monomethoxy poly (ethylene glycol)-poly (D, L-lactide) (MPEG-PDLLA) block copolymer to obtain a series of novel triblock MPEG-PDLLA-PLL copolymers...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819428/development-of-a-new-analog-of-sgk1-inhibitor-and-its-evaluation-as-a-therapeutic-molecule-of-colorectal-cancer
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Xuchun Liang, Chunling Lan, Jinzhe Zhou, Wencheng Fu, Xuesha Long, Yu An, Guanming Jiao, Kejin Wang, Yongqin Li, Jiahong Xu, Qi Huang, Bin Xu, Junjie Xiao
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. The serum and glucocorticoid inducible kinase SGK1 is highly expressed and involved in several tumors. GSK650394, a SGK1 inhibitor, has been proved to be effective in impeding tumor growth in vitro. In this study, we developed a novel analog of GSK650394, and evaluated its effects on CRC cells and tumor growth both in vitro and in vivo. HCT116 cells were treated with a concentration gradient of new developed compounds and cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK-8) assay was used to calculate the IC50 value of every analog...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819228/convergent-and-divergent-genetic-changes-in-the-genome-of-chinese-and-european-pigs
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Jing Wang, Huiying Zou, Lei Chen, Xi Long, Jing Lan, Wenjie Liu, Li Ma, Chao Wang, Xinyu Xu, Liming Ren, Zhenglong Gu, Ning Li, Xiaoxiang Hu, Yaofeng Zhao, Yiqiang Zhao
Since 10,000 BC, continuous human selection has led to intense genetic and phenotypic changes in pig (Sus scrofa) domestication. Through whole genome analysis of 257 individuals, we demonstrated artificial unidirectional and bidirectional selection as the primary force to shape the convergent and divergent changes between Chinese domestic pigs (CHD) and European domestic pigs (EUD). We identified 31 genes in unidirectional selection regions that might be related to fundamental domestication requirements in pigs...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819147/nitrogen-starvation-impacts-the-photosynthetic-performance-of-porphyridium-cruentum-as-revealed-by-chlorophyll-a-fluorescence
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Long-Sheng Zhao, Kang Li, Qian-Min Wang, Xiao-Yan Song, Hai-Nan Su, Bin-Bin Xie, Xi-Ying Zhang, Feng Huang, Xiu-Lan Chen, Bai-Cheng Zhou, Yu-Zhong Zhang
Nitrogen is one of the most important nutrients needed for plants and algae to survive, and the photosynthetic ability of algae is related to nitrogen abundance. Red algae are unique photosynthetic eukaryotic organisms in the evolution of algae, as they contain phycobilisomes (PBSs) on their thylakoid membranes. In this report, the in vivo chlorophyll (Chl) a fluorescence kinetics of nitrogen-starved Porphyridium cruentum were analyzed to determine the effects of nitrogen deficiency on photosynthetic performance using a multi-color pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) chlorophyll fluorometer...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819143/immunomodulatory-and-antioxidant-effects-of-total-flavonoids-of-spatholobus-suberectus-dunn-on-pcv2-infected-mice
#9
Yuan-Fang Fu, Li-He Jiang, Wei-Dan Zhao, Meng Xi-Nan, Shi-Qi Huang, Jian Yang, Ting-Jun Hu, Hai-Lan Chen
Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of virus infection and antioxidants are becoming promising candidates as therapeutic agents. This study is designed to investigate the effect of total flavonoids of Spatholobus suberectus Dunn (TFSD) on oxidative stress in mice induced by porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) infection. The PCV2 infection leads to significant decrease in thymus and spleen indices, elevation of xanthine oxidase (XOD) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activities, reduction in GSH level and GSH to GSSG ratio and decline of superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, indicating the formation of immunosuppression and oxidative stress...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818995/maternal-dcaf2-is-crucial-for-maintenance-of-genome-stability-during-the-first-cell-cycle-in-mice
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Yi-Wen Xu, Lan-Rui Cao, Min Wang, Ying Xu, Xin Wu, Junping Liu, Chao Tong, Heng-Yu Fan
Precise regulation of DNA replication and genome integrity is crucial for gametogenesis and early embryogenesis. Cullin ring-finger ubiquitin ligase 4 (CRL4) has multiple functions in the maintenance of germ cell survival, oocyte meiotic maturation, and maternal-zygotic transition in mammals. DDB1-cullin 4-associated factor-2 (DCAF2, also known as DTL or CDT2) is an evolutionarily conserved substrate receptor of CRL4. To determine whether DCAF2 is a key CRL4 substrate adaptor in mammalian oocytes, we generated a novel mouse strain that carries a Dcaf2 allele flanked by LoxP sequences, and specifically deleted Dcaf2 in oocytes...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818492/-dexmedetomidine-preconditioning-protects-against-lipopolysaccharides-induced-injury-in-the-human-alveolar-epithelial-cells
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Lei Zhang, Xian-Jin Zhou, Li-Ying Zhan, Xiao-Jing Wu, Wen-Lan Li, Bo Zhao, Qing-Tao Meng, Zhong-Yuan Xia
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dexmedetomidine (DEX) has demonstrated the preconditioning effect and shown protective effects against organize injury. In this study, using A549 (human alveolar epithelial cell) cell lines, we investigated whether DEX preconditioning protected against acute lung injury (ALI) in vitro. METHODS: A549 were randomly divided into four groups (n=5): control group, DEX group, lipopolysaccharides (LPS) group, and D-LPS (DEX+LPS) group. Phosphate buffer saline (PBS) or DEX were administered...
August 14, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817663/discordance-in-the-diagnosis-of-diabetes-comparison-between-hba1c-and-fasting-plasma-glucose
#12
Lan T Ho-Pham, Uyen D T Nguyen, Truong X Tran, Tuan V Nguyen
OBJECTIVE: HbA1c has been introduced as a complementary diagnostic test for diabetes, but its impact on disease prevalence is unknown. This study evaluated the concordance between HbA1c and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) in the diagnosis of diabetes in the general population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was designed as a population based investigation, with participants being sampled from the Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Blood samples were collected after overnight fasting and analyzed within 4 hours after collection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817276/selectfluor-triggered-tandem-cyclization-of-o-hydroxyarylenaminones-to-access-difluorinated-2-amino-substituted-chromanones
#13
Qing-Lan Zhao, Hao-Yue Xiang, Jun-An Xiao, Peng-Ju Xia, Jun-Jie Wang, Xiao-Qing Chen, Hua Yang
A practical and straightforward synthetic route through a selectfluor-triggered tandem cyclization of o-hydroxyarylenaminone was developed to construct a variety of difluorinated 2-amino-substituted chromanones. This novel protocol features mild reaction conditions, operational simplicity, and broad substrate scope. The enamine moiety in o-hydroxyarylenaminone played dual roles to enable high efficiency in the difluorination and intramolecular cyclization, leading to the accomplishment of new class of difluorinated 2-amino-substituted chromanones for pharmaceutical studies...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817230/recent-findings-on-fulminant-type-1-diabetes
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REVIEW
Lan Liu, Ling Zeng, Dan Sang, Zeyuan Lu, Jie Shen
Fulminant type 1 diabetes (fT1D) is a new subtype of type 1 diabetes proposed by Imagawa in 2000. It is a clinical syndrome characterized by a markedly rapid and almost complete destruction of pancreatic β cells. Metabolic derangement is more severe in this subtype than in autoimmune type 1 diabetes. The incidence of fT1D is associated with HLA DRB1*04:05DQB1*04:01, both innate and acquired immune disorders might contribute to the development of fT1D. The presence of specific innate immune responses to enterovirus infection connected with enhanced adoptive immune pathways responsible for aggressive β cell toxicity in fT1D...
August 17, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816619/a-survey-of-the-pyrabactin-resistance-like-abscisic-acid-receptor-gene-family-in-poplar
#15
Jingling Yu, Hejuan Li, Yajing Peng, Lei Yang, Fugeng Zhao, Sheng Luan, Wenzhi Lan
The conserved PYR/PYL/RCAR family acts as abscisic acid (ABA) receptors for land plants to adapt to terrestrial environments. Our recent study reported that the exogenous overexpression of poplar PtPYRL1 and PtPYRL5, the PYR/PYL/RCAR orthologs, promoted the sensitivity of transgenic Arabidopsis to ABA responses. Here, we surveyed the PtPYRL family in poplar, and revealed that although the sequence and structure are relatively conserved among these receptors, PtPYRL members have differential expression patterns and the sensitivity to ABA or drought treatment, suggesting that PtPYRLs might be good candidates to a future biotechnological use in order to enhance poplar resistance to water-stress environments...
August 17, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816281/-application-of-flurbiprofen-axetil-in-pain-management-associated-during-transrectal-ultrasound-guided-prostate-biopsy
#16
K Lan, W B Yang, X W Zhang, W J Bai, Q Li, T Xu
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of perioperative intravenous administration of flurbiprofen axetil (FA) on pain associated with transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy. METHODS: This was a randomized,controlled study. Eighty-one patients who underwent 12 core prostate biopsy were included in the study. The patients were randomly assigned to one of three groups (n=27 in each) by type of procedure during prostate biopsy. Group intrarectal local anesthesia (IRLA) received intrarectal 5% (0...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816268/-expression-and-localization-of-transmembrane-protein-cmtm2-in-human-testis-and-sperm
#17
X W Zhang, K Lan, W B Yang, Q Li, Y P Zhao, H Q Yin, B Kite, W J Bai, T Xu
OBJECTIVE: To study the expression of transmembrane protein CMTM2 in the testis and sperm of adult males and to approach the potential function of the protein in the male reproductive system. METHODS: The expression of CMTM2 in human testis and sperm was confirmed by Western blot. Immunohistochemical staining was used for detecting CMTM2 localization in the testis tissue, TRITC-CMTM2 and FITC-Hoechst double immunofluorescence staining was performed to examine the subcellular localization of CMTM2 in the human sperm before and after acrosome reaction, that is, immunofluorescent staining was used for detecting CMTM2 localization in both the testis and sperm before and after the acrosome reaction...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815884/periodontal-ligament-like-tissue-regeneration-with-drilled-porous-decalcified-dentin%C3%A2-matrix-sheet-composite
#18
Ge Feng, Yan Wu, Yu Yong, Lan Huang, Shu An, Bo Hu, Jun Luo, Jinlin Song
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we constructed a composite by combining the human dental follicle cell sheet and a manual drilled porous decalcified dentin matrix that was used to construct ectopic tissue-engineered periodontal ligament-like tissues in renal capsules of nude mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human dental follicle cells were harvested from human lower third molars and then embedded into a temperature-sensitive culture dish. These cells were then placed into frozen porous decalcified dentin matrix sheets and induced by 50 g/ml ascorbic acid...
August 16, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815808/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-assessing-bladder-cancer-invasiveness-and-cell-proliferation
#19
Fang Wang, Lian-Ming Wu, Xiao-Lan Hua, Zi-Zhou Zhao, Xiao-Xi Chen, Jian-Rong Xu
BACKGROUND: Nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC, Stage T1 or lower) is treated with transurethral resection (TUR), while muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC, Stage T2 or more) requires neoadjuvant chemotherapy before radical cystectomy. Hence, preoperative differentiation is vital. PURPOSE: To investigate whether intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) can differentiate NMIBC from MIBC and to assess whether there were correlations between IVIM parameters and the Ki-67 labeling index (LI)...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815755/large-scale-synthesis-of-freestanding-layer-structured-pbi2-and-mapbi3-nanosheets-for-high-performance-photodetection
#20
Changyong Lan, Ruoting Dong, Ziyao Zhou, Lei Shu, Dapan Li, SenPo Yip, Johnny C Ho
Recently, due to the possibility of thinning down to the atomic thickness to achieve exotic properties, layered materials have attracted extensive research attention. In particular, PbI2 , a kind of layered material, and its perovskite derivatives, CH3 NH3 PbI3 (i.e., MAPbI3 ), have demonstrated impressive photoresponsivities for efficient photodetection. Herein, the synthesis of large-scale, high-density, and freestanding PbI2 nanosheets is demonstrated by manipulating the microenvironment during physical vapor deposition...
August 17, 2017: Advanced Materials
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