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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534969/the-cdc2-cdk1-inhibitor-purvalanol-a-enhances-the-cytotoxic-effects-of-taxol-through-op18-stathmin-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Xian Chen, Ying Liao, Dan Long, Ting Yu, Fang Shen, Xuechi Lin
Purvalanol A is a highly selective inhibitor of Cdc2 [also known as cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (CDK1)]. Taxol is an anti-tumor chemotherapeutic drug which is widely used clinically. In this study, the CDK1 inhibitor, purvalanol A was applied to explore the relevance of Cdc2 signaling and taxol sensitivity through analyses, such as cellular proliferation and apoptosis assays, ELISA, western blot analysis and immunoprecipitation. We demonstrated that purvalanol A effectively enhanced the taxol-induced apoptosis of NCI-H1299 cells, as well as its inhibitory effects on cellular proliferation and colony formation...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534958/mir-204-regulates-the-biological-behavior-of-breast-cancer-mcf-7-cells-by-directly-targeting-foxa1
#2
Si-Qiao Shen, Lan-Shan Huang, Xiao-Ling Xiao, Xiao-Fei Zhu, Dan-Dan Xiong, Xue-Mei Cao, Kang-Lai Wei, Gang Chen, Zhen-Bo Feng
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short, non-protein-coding RNAs and transcripts that are 18-24 nt in length. miR-204 was first identified as an anti-oncogene and is reported to be downregulated in non-small cell lung cancer, glioma, gastric and thyroid cancer. Recent studies have proposed that a low level of miR-204 expression is associated with tumor progression and disease outcome in breast cancer. Forkhead box A1 (FOXA1), a transcription factor, plays a crucial role in breast cancer and has been predicted as a target of miR-204...
May 16, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533220/triptolide-assisted-phosphorylation-of-p53-suppresses-inflammation-induced-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-survival-pathways-in-cancer-cells
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Li Zheng, Jia Jia, Huifang Dai, Lei Wan, Jian Liu, Lin Hu, Mian Zhou, Michael Qiu, Xufeng Chen, Lufen Chang, Jae Y Kim, Karen Reckamp, Dan J Raz, Zongping Xia, Binghui Shen
Chronic inflammation plays important roles in cancer initiation and progression. Resolving chronic inflammation or blocking inflammatory signal transduction may prevent cancer development. Here, we report that the combined low-dose use of two anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin and triptolide, reduces spontaneous lung cancer incidence from 70% to 10% in a mouse model. Subsequent studies reveal that such treatment has little effect in resolving chronic inflammatory conditions in the lung, but it significantly blocks NF-κB-mediated expression of proliferation and survival genes in cancer cells...
May 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532740/reduced-intellectual-ability-in-offspring-of-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-a-cohort-study
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Gu-Feng Xu, Cheng-Liang Zhou, Yi-Meng Xiong, Jing-Yi Li, Tian-Tian Yu, Shen Tian, Xian-Hua Lin, Yun Liao, Yuan Lv, Fang-Hong Zhang, Zhi-Wei Liu, Yin-Yin Shi, Yan Shen, Jin Sha, Dan Zhang, Yi-Min Zhu, Jian-Zhong Sheng, He-Feng Huang
BACKGROUND: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), a complication of ovarian stimulation, has various adverse effects on both pregnant women and their offspring. However, whether OHSS will affect intellectual ability in offspring is still unknown. METHODS: We recruited 86 Chinese children born to OHSS women and 172 children conceived with non-OHSS In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in this cohort study. Their intellectual ability was assessed according to the Revised Chinese Version of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (C-WISC)...
May 18, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526833/grassland-restoration-reduces-water-yield-in-the-headstream-region-of-yangtze-river
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Jia Li, Dan Liu, Tao Wang, Yingnian Li, Shiping Wang, Yuting Yang, Xiaoyi Wang, Hui Guo, Shushi Peng, Jinzhi Ding, Miaogen Shen, Lei Wang
Large-scale ecological restoration programs are considered as one of the key strategies to enhance ecosystem services. The Headstream region of Yangtze River (HYZR), which is claimed to be China's Water Tower but witnessed the rapid grassland deterioration during 1970s-2000, has seen a series of grassland restoration programs since 2000. But few studies have thoroughly estimated the hydrological effect of this recent grassland restoration. Here we show that restoration significantly reduces growing-season water yield coefficient (WYC) from 0...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526681/adoptive-transfer-of-phosphoantigen-specific-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-subset-attenuates-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-in-nonhuman-primates
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Arwa Qaqish, Dan Huang, Crystal Y Chen, Zhuoran Zhang, Richard Wang, Shengpu Li, Enzhuoa Yang, Yang Lu, Michelle H Larsen, William R Jacobs, Lixia Qian, James Frencher, Ling Shen, Zheng W Chen
The dominant Vγ2Vδ2 T cell subset recognizes phosphoantigen and exists only in humans and nonhuman primates. Despite the discovery of γδ T cells >30 y ago, a proof-of-concept study has not been done to prove the principle that the Vγ2Vδ2 T cell subset is protective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other infections. In this study, we used an adoptive cell-transfer strategy to define the protective role of Vγ2Vδ2 T cells in a primate tuberculosis (TB) model. Vγ2Vδ2 T cells for adoptive transfer displayed central/effector memory and mounted effector functions, including the production of anti-M...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526342/ph-controlled-drug-delivery-with-hybrid-aerogel-of-chitosan-carboxymethyl-cellulose-and-graphene-oxide-as-the-carrier
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Ren Wang, Dan Shou, Ouyang Lv, Yong Kong, Linhong Deng, Jian Shen
Hybrid aerogels of chitosan (CS), carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and graphene oxide (GO) are successfully prepared by using calcium ion (Ca(2+)) as the crosslinker. The resultant hybrid aerogels, CS/CMC/Ca(2+)/GO, are characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. Due to the pH sensitivity of CS and CMC, pH-controlled drug delivery with CS/CMC/Ca(2+)/GO as the carrier is investigated using 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), an effective chemotherapeutic agent in the treatment of cancers, as the model drug...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521486/fibronectin-induces-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-breast-cancer-mcf-7-cells-via-activation-of-calpain
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Cheng-Lin Li, Dan Yang, Xin Cao, Fan Wang, Duan-Yang Hong, Jing Wang, Xiang-Chun Shen, Yan Chen
Fibronectin (FN) is a primary component of the mammary mesenchymal compartment and undergoes dramatic changes during breast cancer development. Increased FN expression is associated with an invasive and metastatic breast cancer phenotype. The present study demonstrated that FN causes an epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-like morphological change in MCF-7 breast cancer cells. FN stimulation caused the downregulation of epithelial markers E-cadherin and tight junction protein ZO-1, and the upregulation of mesenchymal markers N-cadherin and vimentin...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517011/dissection-of-h-bonding-interactions-in-a-glycolic-acid-water-dimer
#9
Quanli Gu, Dan Shen, Zhen Tang, Wei Wu, Peifeng Su, Yong Xia, Zhijun Yang, Carl O Trindle
The binding strength and collective effects of multiple H-bonds in the glycolic acid-water dimer were studied in comparison to the aromatic analog, 9-hydroxy-9-fluorene carboxylic acid (9HFCA). Quantitative analysis by the generalized Kohn-Sham energy decomposition analysis shows that the energy difference in each specific physical interaction, from a glycolic acid-water dimer to a 9HFCA-water dimer, is small and amounts to less than 5% of the binding energy of the 9HFCA-water dimer. Extensive comparison of further, similar H-bonded complexes with widely varying binding strengths reinforces their excellent analogy in that the fluorene group acts as a non-interfering spectator for intermolecular H-bonding interactions...
May 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514755/a-novel-serum-based-biomarker-panel-has-complementary-ability-to-preclude-presence-of-early-lung-cancer-for-low-dose-ct-ldct
#10
Xiaobing Wang, Xiuyi Zhi, Zhaogang Yang, Haimei Tian, Yanfen Li, Mo Li, Wenya Zhao, Chao Zhang, Teng Wang, Jing Liu, Di Shen, Cuining Zheng, Dan Zhao, Sheng Yang, Jun Qi, Hongwu Xin, Alexander Stojadinovic, Itzhak Avital, L James Lee, Jianyu Rao, Wei Zhang
Low Dosage Computerized Tomography (LDCT) has been shown to improve early detection of lung cancer and mortality rates in high-risk individuals, which was, however, limited by specifically coverage for heavy smokers and high rates of false positivity. Here, we aim to investigate a novel biomarker for early detection of lung cancer, and further extend to concentrate high-risk subjects for increasing specificity and coverage of LDCT. We performed retrospective blinded evaluation of lung cancer and healthy controls in training and validation cohorts...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513110/separation-and-purification-of-two-minor-typical-diarrhetic-shellfish-poisoning-toxins-from-harmful-marine-microalgae-via-combined-liquid-chromatography-with-mass-spectrometric-detection
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Junhui Chen, Yanlong Wang, Lei Pan, Huihui Shen, Dan Fu, Boqiang Fu, Chengjun Sun, Li Zheng
A novel method was developed for the purification of two typical diarrhetic shellfish poisoning toxins from toxin-producing marine microalgae using macroporous resin, high-speed counter-current chromatography-mass spectrometry, and semi-preparative high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS). Analytical HPLC-MS was used for identification and purity analysis of okadaic acid and dinophysistoxin-1 because they exhibit no visible or ultraviolet absorption. First, four kinds of macroporous resins were investigated, and HP-20 macroporous resin was selected for the pre-enrichment and cleanup of the two target toxins...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483378/c-myc-promotes-renal-fibrosis-by-inducing-integrin-%C3%AE-v-mediated-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-signaling
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Yang Shen, Naijun Miao, Bao Wang, Jinlan Xu, Xinxin Gan, Dan Xu, Li Zhou, Hong Xue, Wei Zhang, Li Yang, Limin Lu
Fibrogenesis involves the activation of renal fibroblasts upon kidney injury. However, the mechanisms underlying renal fibroblast activation are poorly characterized. c-Myc is a predominant oncogene encoding a pleiotropic transcription factor that participates in the regulation of various genes, including genes vital for regulating the cell cycle, cell proliferation, and apoptosis. Here we tested whether renal fibrosis in unilateral ureteral obstruction and folic acid-induced renal fibrosis mouse models are associated with the overexpression of c-Myc...
May 5, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482600/facile-synthesis-of-fluorescence-carbon-dots-from-sweet-potato-for-fe-3-sensing-and-cell-imaging
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Jie Shen, Shaoming Shang, Xiuying Chen, Dan Wang, Yan Cai
In this study, a facile synthesis of fluorescence carbon dots (CDs) from sweet potato was performed through hydrothermal treatment. The obtained CDs with quantum yield of 8.64% have good dispersibility due to the soluble functional groups on their surfaces. The characterization of CDs was carried out and their possible formation mechanism was also discussed. In addition, the cytotoxicity results showed that the CDs exhibit non toxicity within 100μg/mL. At this concentration, the CDs were applied in cell imaging, indicating that they are promising fluorescent probes for biological imaging...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481362/genetic-interaction-mapping-in-mammalian-cells-using-crispr-interference
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Dan Du, Assen Roguev, David E Gordon, Meng Chen, Si-Han Chen, Michael Shales, John Paul Shen, Trey Ideker, Prashant Mali, Lei S Qi, Nevan J Krogan
We describe a combinatorial CRISPR interference (CRISPRi) screening platform for mapping genetic interactions in mammalian cells. We targeted 107 chromatin-regulation factors in human cells with pools of either single or double single guide RNAs (sgRNAs) to downregulate individual genes or gene pairs, respectively. Relative enrichment analysis of individual sgRNAs or sgRNA pairs allowed for quantitative characterization of genetic interactions, and comparison with protein-protein-interaction data revealed a functional map of chromatin regulation...
May 8, 2017: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465476/genetic-variation-and-forensic-efficiency-of-autosomal-insertion-deletion-polymorphisms-in-chinese-bai-ethnic-group-phylogenetic-analysis-to-other-populations
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Chun-Hua Yang, Cai-Yong Yin, Chun-Mei Shen, Yu-Xin Guo, Qian Dong, Jiang-Wei Yan, Hong-Dan Wang, Yu-Dang Zhang, Hao-Tian Meng, Rui Jin, Feng Chen, Bo-Feng Zhu
Thirty insertion/deletion loci were utilized to study the genetic diversities of 125 bloodstain samples collected from Bai group in Yunnan Dali region, China. The observed heterozygosity and expected heterozygosity of the 30 loci ranged from 0.1520 to 0.5680, and 0.1927 to 0.4997, respectively. No deviations from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium tests after Bonferroni correction were found at all 30 loci in Bai group. The cumulative probability of exclusion and combined discrimination power were 0.9859 and 0.9999999999887, respectively, which indicated the 30 loci could be used as complementary genetic markers for paternity testing and were qualified for personal identification in forensic cases...
April 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447753/antitumor-activity-of-fucoidan-in-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer-via-apoptosis-and-anti-angiogenesis
#16
Hong-Yan Shen, Lan-Zhen Li, Ke-Cheng Xue, Dan-Dan Hu, Yu-Jun Gao
The present study demonstrated the effect of fucoidan, isolated from Fucus vesiculosus, on cell growth and apoptosis in anaplastic thyroid cancer cells. The cell viability was analyzed using a Cell Counting Kit‑8 cell proliferation kit. Diamidino-2-phenylindole and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick‑end labeling assays were used to examine the apoptotic effect of fucoidan, which revealed the presence of apoptotic bodies and DNA fragmentation. Fucoidan inhibited the growth of FTC133 and TPC1 ATC cells in a dose‑dependent manner...
May 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446464/trf-mir-1280-suppresses-stem-cell-like-cells-and-metastasis-in-colorectal-cancer
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Bingqing Huang, Huipeng Yang, Xixi Cheng, Dan Wang, Shuyu Fu, Wencui Shen, Qi Zhang, Lijuan Zhang, Zhenyi Xue, Yan Li, Yurong Da, Qing Yang, Zesong Li, Li Liu, Liang Qiao, Ying Kong, Zhi Yao, Peng Zhao, Min Li, Rongxin Zhang
Several studies have shown that tRNAs can be enzymatically cleaved to generate distinct classes of tRNA-derived fragments (tRF). Here we report that tRF/miR-1280, a 17bp fragment derived from tRNA(Leu) and pre-miRNA, influences Notch signaling pathways that support the function of cancer stem-like cells (CSC) in colorectal cancer progression. tRF/miR-1280 expression was decreased in human specimens of colorectal cancer (CRC). Ectopic expression of tRF/miR-1280 reduced cell proliferation and colony formation, whereas its suppression reversed these effects...
April 26, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440495/relationship-between-epigenetic-changes-in-wnt-antagonists-and-acute-leukemia
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Hua-Rong Zhou, Hai-Ying Fu, Dan-Sen Wu, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Si-Han Huang, Cong-Jie Chen, Jian-Guo Yan, Jin-Long Huang, Jian-Zhen Shen
The present study was designed to investigate the relationship among epigenetic changes in Wnt antagonists, histone H4K20me1 and the expression of tumor-suppressor genes in acute leukemia (AL) to better understand the pathogenesis of leukemia. Quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was performed to detect messenger RNA (mRNA) expression levels of Wnt antagonists (Wnt5a, HDPR1, DKK1 and DKK3) in patients with AL and in normal controls; pyrophosphate sequencing was performed to detect the methylation status of the Wnt5a promoter; and western blotting was performed to detect the overall expression levels of Wnt5a protein and histone H4K20me1 in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and in normal controls...
May 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438694/predictive-role-of-gstp1-containing-exosomes-in-chemotherapy-resistant-breast-cancer
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Su-Jin Yang, Dan-Dan Wang, Jian Li, Han-Zi Xu, Hong-Yu Shen, Xiu Chen, Si-Ying Zhou, Shan-Liang Zhong, Jian-Hua Zhao, Jin-Hai Tang
Anthracycline/taxane-based chemotherapy regimens are usually used as neoadjuvant chemotherapies to decrease tumour size and prevent metastasis of advanced breast cancer. However, patients have a high risk of developing chemo-resistance during treatment through still unknown mechanisms. Glutathione S-transferase P1 (GSTP1), which belongs to the family of phase II metabolic enzymes, has been reported to function in detoxifying several anti-cancer drugs by conjugating them with glutathione. Previous studies have identified GSTP1 as a predictor of prognosis and chemo-resistance in breast cancer patients, but the mechanisms governing GSTP1-dependent drug resistance are still unclear...
April 21, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426948/digit-ratio-2d-4d-and-handgrip-strength-are-correlated-in-women-but-not-in-men-in-hui-ethnicity
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Hong Lu, Dan Shen, Lu Wang, Shibo Niu, Chunyue Bai, Zhanbing Ma, Zhenghao Huo
INTRODUCTION: Digit ratio, especially second-to-fourth digit ratio (2D:4D) is used as a biomarker of prenatal testosterone exposure and was found associated with physical ability, such as handgrip strength (HGS). Recently, this association has been discussed in several ethnic groups. AIMS: To investigate correlations between 2D:4D and HGS in Chinese population of Ningxia Hui ethnicity. METHODS: Here we firstly present the evidence on digit ratio and HGS of 346 college students (119 males and 227 females) by collecting photographs and HGS of both hands at Yinchuan city, in the Ningxia province of China...
April 17, 2017: Early Human Development
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