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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535344/clarifying-the-controversial-catalytic-performance-of-co-oh-2-and-co3o4-for-oxygen-reduction-evolution-reactions-toward-efficient-zn-air-batteries
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Zhishuang Song, Xiaopeng Han, Yida Deng, Naiqin Zhao, Wenbin Hu, Cheng Zhong
Cobalt-based nanomaterials have been widely studied as catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER) due to their remarkable bifunctional catalytic activity, low cost and easy available. However, controversial results concerning OER/ORR performance exist between different types of cobalt-based catalysts, especially for Co(OH)2 and Co3O4. To address this issue, we develop a facile electrochemical deposition method to grow Co(OH)2 directly on the skeleton of carbon cloth, and further Co3O4 was obtained by post thermal treatment...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534975/resveratrol-inactivates-pi3k-akt-signaling-through-upregulating-bmp7-in-human-colon-cancer-cells
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Yu-Hua Zeng, Lin-Yun Zhou, Qian-Zhao Chen, Yang Li, Ying Shao, Wen-Yan Ren, Yun-Peng Liao, Han Wang, Jia-Hui Zhu, Ming Huang, Fang He, Jin Wang, Ke Wu, Bai-Cheng He
Colon cancer is common worldwide and accounts for the significant cancer related morbidity and mortality in patients. Although extensive advancement has been made in colon cancer treatment and diagnosis in the last decades, there is still a giant gap between the clinical expectation. It has been reported that resveratrol (Res) may be a potential candidate for cancer treatment. However, the specific mechanism underlying this activity remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the anticancer activity of Res in human colon cancer cells, and unveiled the possible mechanism for this effect...
May 23, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534935/effect-of-fasudil-on-cognitive-function-following-status-convulsion-in-rats
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Rong He, Wei Han, Xiaojie Song, Xiaoju Tang, Li Cheng, Li Jiang
Fasudil has been demonstrated to possess a protective effect in neural injury; however, its protective effect on convulsive brain injury remains to be assessed. The aim of the present study was to investigate the latent mechanism and effect of fasudil on cognitive function following status convulsion (SC) in rats. Initially, to determine the effects of SC, the expression levels of Ras homolog gene family, member A (RhoA)/Rho‑associated protein kinase (ROCK) signaling pathway‑associated proteins were measured by western blot analysis in 16 rats...
May 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534403/laminated-and-two-dimensional-carbon-supported-microwave-absorbers-derived-from-mxenes
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Meikang Han, Xiaowei Yin, Xinliang Li, Babak Anasori, Litong Zhang, Laifei Cheng, Yury Gogotsi
Microwave absorbers with layered structures that can provide abundant interfaces are highly desirable for enhancing electromagnetic absorbing capability and decreasing the thickness. The atomically thin layers of two-dimensional (2D) transition metal carbides (MXenes) make them a convenient precursor for synthesis of other 2D and layered structures. Here, laminated carbon/TiO2 hybrid materials composed of well-aligned 2D carbon sheets with embedded TiO2 nanoparticles were synthesized and showed excellent microwave absorption...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532571/age-and-sex-related-differences-in-masseter-size-and-its-role-in-oral-functions
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Chia-Shu Lin, Ching-Yi Wu, Shih-Yun Wu, Kai-Hsiang Chuang, Hsiao-Han Lin, Dong-Hui Cheng, Wen-Liang Lo
BACKGROUND: The masseter muscle plays a key structural and functional role in the stomatognathic system. Researchers' cumulative evidence has suggested that the variation in the size of a person's masseter muscle may be a critical factor related to individual differences in oral functions. However, researchers have not yet investigated systematically the effect of a person's age and sex on masseter muscle size and the association of masseter muscle size with other clinical metrics, including masticatory performance (MP) and salivary flow rate (SFR)...
May 20, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532483/naturally-acquired-humoral-and-cellular-immune-responses-to-plasmodium-vivax-merozoite-surface-protein-8-in-patients-with-p-vivax-infection
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Yang Cheng, Bo Wang, Siriruk Changrob, Jin-Hee Han, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Kwon-Soo Ha, Patchanee Chootong, Feng Lu, Jun Cao, Myat Htut Nyunt, Won Sun Park, Seok-Ho Hong, Chae Seung Lim, Takafumi Tsuboi, Eun-Taek Han
BACKGROUND: Thirty-one glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored proteins of Plasmodium vivax, merozoite surface protein 1 (MSP1), MSP1 paralogue, MSP4, MSP5, MSP8, and MSP10 have been reported from homologs of Plasmodium falciparum by gene annotation with bioinformatics tools. These GPI-anchored proteins contain two epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like domains at its C-terminus. Here, P. vivax merozoite surface protein 8 (PvMSP8) are considered as potential targets of protective immunity...
May 22, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532170/an-in-depth-understanding-of-the-impact-of-the-environment-on-participation-among-people-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Feng-Hang Chang, Cheng-Han Liu, Hsin-Ping Hung
PURPOSE: To identify environmental factors associated with participation and gain an in-depth understanding of relationships between environmental factors and participation among people with spinal cord injury. METHOD: Six focus groups (n= 30) with individuals with spinal cord injury were conducted. Two independent coders thematically analyzed the transcribed data. RESULTS: Twenty environmental factors were identified, all of which were classified into eight categories: built environment; natural environment; assistive technology; transportation; information and technology access; economics; social support and social attitudes; and systems, services and policies...
May 22, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530744/proteomic-analysis-of-prognostic-plasma-biomarkers-in-peripheral-arterial-occlusive-disease
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Cheng-San Yang, Yu-Shan Wei, Han-Lin Tsai, Ian-Seng Cheong, Shing-Jyh Chang, Hsiu-Chuan Chou, Ying-Ray Lee, Hong-Lin Chan
Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD), one of the major manifestations of systemic atherosclerosis, causes intermittent claudication and rest pain. Patients with PAOD not only have reduced quality of life, but also have a substantial risk of cardiovascular morbidity and death. In this study, we adopted a proteomics-based approach using 2D-DIGE and MALDI-TOF MS to compare the differential plasma proteome between good and poor prognosis of PAOD. We identified 196 plasma proteins, which represent 42 unique gene products...
May 22, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529648/elongated-nanoparticle-aggregates-in-cancer-cells-for-mechanical-destruction-with-low-frequency-rotating-magnetic-field
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Yajing Shen, Congyu Wu, Taro Q P Uyeda, Gustavo R Plaza, Bin Liu, Yu Han, Maciej S Lesniak, Yu Cheng
Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) functionalized with targeting moieties can recognize specific cell components and induce mechanical actuation under magnetic field. Their size is adequate for reaching tumors and targeting cancer cells. However, due to the nanometric size, the force generated by MNPs is smaller than the force required for largely disrupting key components of cells. Here, we show the magnetic assembly process of the nanoparticles inside the cells, to form elongated aggregates with the size required to produce elevated mechanical forces...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528500/using-poly-glutamic-acid-as-soil-washing-agent-to-remediate-heavy-metal-contaminated-soils
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Zong-Han Yang, Cheng-Di Dong, Chiu-Wen Chen, Yih-Terng Sheu, Chih-Ming Kao
The extraction efficiency of heavy metals from soils using three forms of gamma poly-glutamic acid (γ-PGA) as the washing agents was investigated. Controlling factors including agent concentrations, extraction time, pH, and liquid to soil ratio were evaluated to determine the optimum operational conditions. The distribution of heavy metal species in soils before and after extraction processes was analyzed. Up to 46 and 74% of heavy metal removal efficiencies were achieved with one round and a sequential extraction process using H-bonding form of γ-PGA (200 mM) with washing time of 40 min, liquid to solid ratio of 10 to 1, and pH of 6...
May 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528372/associations-between-ptpn22-and-tlr9-polymorphisms-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-comprehensive-meta-analysis
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Li-Ya Hu, Zhi Cheng, Bo Zhang, Qiong Yin, Xiao-Wei Zhu, Pian-Pian Zhao, Ming-Yu Han, Xiao-Bo Wang, Hou-Feng Zheng
Previous studies have explored the relationship of PTPN22 and TLR9 polymorphisms with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In consideration of the population stratification, conflicting results and updating data, we conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis, which consists of a total of 17 research articles (9120 cases and 11,724 controls) for PTPN22 and 20 articles (including up to 2808 cases and 3386 controls) for TLR9. Significant association was verified between PTPN22 rs2476601 and SLE in the overall population (OR = 1...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528281/risk-of-stroke-among-patients-with-borderline-personality-disorder-a-nationwide-longitudinal-study
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Mu-Hong Chen, Ju-Wei Hsu, Ya-Mei Bai, Tung-Ping Su, Cheng-Ta Li, Wei-Chen Lin, Shih-Jen Tsai, Wen-Han Chang, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Kai-Lin Huang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggested that patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) had a higher prevalence of stroke-related risk factors, such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes mellitus. But, the association between BPD and subsequent stroke has been rarely investigated. METHODS: Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, 5969 borderline patients aged 18 years and older and 23,876 age-and sex-matched controls were enrolled between 2002 and 2009, and followed up to the end of 2011 to identify the development of stroke...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528140/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-of-respiratory-failure-during-pregnancy
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Chen-Yiu Hung, Han-Chung Hu, Li-Chung Chiu, Chih-Hao Chang, Li-Fu Li, Chung-Chi Huang, Chuan-Chi Kao, Po-Jen Cheng, Kuo-Chin Kao
BACKGROUND: Obstetric patients comprise a limited portion of intensive care unit patients, but they often present with unfamiliar conditions and exhibit the potential for catastrophic deterioration. This study evaluated the maternal and neonatal outcomes of respiratory failure during pregnancy. METHODS: Information on 71 patients at >25 weeks gestation in the ICU with respiratory failure was recorded between 2009 and 2013. The characteristics and outcomes of mothers and fetuses were determined through a retrospective chart review and evaluated using Student's t test, chi-square test, and Fisher's exact test...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525804/recombinant-adeno-associated-virus-vector-carrying-the-thrombomodulin-lectin-like-domain-for-the-treatment-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Chao-Han Lai, Kuan-Chieh Wang, Cheng-Hsiang Kuo, Fang-Tzu Lee, Tsung-Lin Cheng, Bi-Ing Chang, Yu-Jen Yang, Guey-Yueh Shi, Hua-Lin Wu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Thrombomodulin (TM), through its lectin-like domain (TMD1), sequesters proinflammatory high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) to prevent it from engaging the receptor for advanced glycation end product (RAGE) that sustains inflammation and tissue damage. Our previous study demonstrated that short-term treatment with recombinant TM containing all the extracellular domains (i.e., rTMD123) inhibits HMGB1-RAGE signaling and confers protection against CaCl2-induced AAA formation...
March 18, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524841/ex-utero-intrapartum-treatment-for-the-pericardial-effusion-drain-of-a-fetal-cardiac-tumor
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Jian Zhuang, Wei Pan, Cheng-Bin Zhou, Feng-Zhen Han
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June 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523980/diverse-endometrial-mrna-signatures-during-the-window-of-implantation-in-patients-with-repeated-implantation-failure
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Cheng Shi, Hong Jing Han, Li Juan Fan, Jing Guan, Xing Bang Zheng, Xi Chen, Rong Liang, Xiao Wei Zhang, Kun Kun Sun, Qing Hua Cui, Huan Shen
High endometrial receptivity in the window of implantation (WOI) is essential for successful implantation. However, a diagnostic tool with high specificity for impaired endometrial receptivity remains to be developed. We collected endometrium specimens during the WOI from patients with RIF and women who conceived after one IVF/ICSI attempt. We conducted mRNA microarray on the samples followed by relevant comparative and functional analysis. Microarray analysis revealed 357 dysregulated mRNAs between the two groups...
May 19, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523518/decreased-human-leukocyte-antigen-a-02-01-frequency-is-associated-with-risk-of-glioma-and-existence-of-human-cytomegalovirus-a-case-control-study-in-northern-china
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Sheng Han, Jian Deng, Zixun Wang, Huan Liu, Wen Cheng, Anhua Wu
BACKGROUND: Human leukocyte antigens (HLAs) play an important role in host defense against viral infection and tumorigenesis. Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) has been linked to glioma development. This study investigated the relationship between HLA distribution, presence of HCMV, and glioma development in a Han Chinese population. METHODS: The study population included 150 glioma patients and 150 tumor-free brain injury control subjects (control-A) matched according to geography, ethnicity, age, and gender...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523171/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-combined-segmentectomy-for-lung-cancer-with-incomplete-fissure
#18
Ding-Pei Han, Kai Chen, Ya-Jie Zhang, Dan-Nong He, He-Cheng Li
This video clip demonstrated a performance of uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery combined segmentectomy. The patient had a potential invasive nodule located near the bifurcation of right bronchus, 3-dimensional reconstruction image showed the fissure between posterior segment of upper lobe and superior segment of lower lobe was incomplete. An up-to-down approach was applied in this operation with the en bloc resection of the two segments. Pathological report was adenocarcinoma with negative margin (TNM stage: T1aN0M0)...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522418/immunotoxicity-of-nanoparticle-ntio2-to-a-commercial-marine-bivalve-species-tegillarca-granosa
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Wei Shi, Yu Han, Cheng Guo, Xinguo Zhao, Saixi Liu, Wenhao Su, Shanjie Zha, Yichen Wang, Guangxu Liu
The increasing production and extensive application of nanoparticles (NPs) inevitably leads to increased release of NPs into the marine environment and therefore poses a potential threat to marine organisms, especially the sessile benthic bivalves. However, the impacts of NPs on the immunity of commercial and ecological important bivalve species, Tegillarca granosa, still remain unknown to date. In addition, the molecular mechanism of the immunotoxicity of NPs still remains unclear in marine invertebrates. Therefore, the immunotoxicity of nTiO2 exposure to T...
May 15, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521514/baicalein-attenuates-lung-injury-induced-by-myocardial-ischemia-and-reperfusion
#20
Chang-Chi Lai, Po-Hsun Huang, An-Han Yang, Shu-Chiung Chiang, Chia-Yu Tang, Kuo-Wei Tseng, Cheng-Hsiung Huang
Baicalein is an active component of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, which has traditionally been used to treat cardiovascular diseases in China. In this study, we investigated if treatment with baicalein can attenuate the lung injury induced by myocardial ischemia and reperfusion (I/R). Myocardial I/R, induced by a 40-min occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery and a 3-h reperfusion, significantly increased histological damage and the wet-to-dry weight ratio of lungs in rats. The terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick-end labeling (TUNEL)-positive nuclei and caspase-3 activation was significantly increased in the lungs...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
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