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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141644/lipopolysaccharide-pretreatment-increases-protease-activated-receptor-2-expression-and-monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1-secretion-in-vascular-endothelial-cells
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Hung-Hsing Chao, Po-Yuan Chen, Wen-Rui Hao, Wei-Ping Chiang, Tzu-Hurng Cheng, Shih-Hurng Loh, Yuk-Man Leung, Ju-Chi Liu, Jin-Jer Chen, Li-Chin Sung
BACKGROUND: This study investigated whether lipopolysaccharide (LPS) increase protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) expression and enhance the association between PAR-2 expression and chemokine production in human vascular endothelial cells (ECs). METHODS: The morphology of ECs was observed through microphotography in cultured human umbilical vein ECs (EA. hy926 cells) treated with various LPS concentrations (0, 0.25, 0.5, 1, and 2 μg/mL) for 24 h, and cell viability was assessed using the MTT assay...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140365/narrowband-silicon-waveguide-bragg-reflector-achieved-by-highly-ordered-graphene-oxide-gratings
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Yung-Jr Hung, Ya-Ching Liang, Chia-Wei Huang, Jyun-Fu Shih, Shih Hu, Tzu-Hsiang Yen, Chia-Wei Kao, Chun-Hu Chen
Graphene oxide (GO) ultrathin film can be wafer-scale deposited by spin coating, can be patterned by laser interference lithography and oxygen plasma etching, can be thinned atomically (0.26 nm/min) and oxidized by ozone treatment, and is a relatively transparent and low-refractive-index material compared to pristine graphene. All those unique properties prompt us to realize a low-loss (∼5  dB/cm), high-extinction-ratio (19 dB), and narrowband (0.425 nm) GO/silicon hybrid waveguide Bragg reflector by transferring 7-nm-thick GO gratings (n=1...
November 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138745/spontaneous-nervous-system-concussion-in-dogs-a-description-of-two-cases-and-a-review-of-terminology-in-veterinary-medicine
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Angelo Pasquale Giannuzzi, Antonio De Simone, Mario Ricciardi
In human medicine, central nervous system (CNS) concussion is defined as a transient neurological dysfunction following a traumatic event, without evidence of structural abnormalities of the affected region on advanced diagnostic imaging. Depending on the anatomical region involved, three forms of concussive syndromes are described: brain concussion, spinal concussion and cerebellar concussion. Although major textbooks of veterinary neurology admit the existence of canine brain concussion, spontaneous cases of this pathological condition have not been reported in small animals so far...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118335/adam9-promotes-lung-cancer-progression-through-vascular-remodeling-by-vegfa-angpt2-and-plat
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Chen-Yuan Lin, Chia-Fong Cho, Shih-Ting Bai, Jing-Pei Liu, Ting-Ting Kuo, Li-Ju Wang, Yu-Sen Lin, Ching-Chan Lin, Liang-Chuan Lai, Tzu-Pin Lu, Chih-Ying Hsieh, Chin-Nan Chu, Da-Chuan Cheng, Yuh-Pyng Sher
Lung cancer has a very high prevalence of brain metastasis, which results in a poor clinical outcome. Up-regulation of a disintegrin and metalloproteinase 9 (ADAM9) in lung cancer cells is correlated with metastasis to the brain. However, the molecular mechanism underlying this correlation remains to be elucidated. Since angiogenesis is an essential step for brain metastasis, microarray experiments were used to explore ADAM9-regulated genes that function in vascular remodeling. The results showed that the expression levels of vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA), angiopoietin-2 (ANGPT2), and tissue plasminogen activator (PLAT) were suppressed in ADAM9-silenced cells, which in turn leads to decreases in angiogenesis, vascular remodeling, and tumor growth in vivo...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109795/the-use-of-pet-imaging-for-prognostic-integrin-%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-1-phenotyping-to-detect-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-monitor-drug-resistance-responses
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Chiun-Wei Huang, Wen-Chuan Hsieh, Shih-Ting Hsu, Yi-Wen Lin, Yi-Hsiu Chung, Wen-Chi Chang, Han Chiu, Yun Han Lin, Chung-Pu Wu, Tzu-Chen Yen, Feng-Ting Huang
PURPOSE: Growing evidence has demonstrated that aberrant expression of integrin α2β1 might contribute to the invasion, metastasis and drug resistance of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Thus, the integrin α2β1 targeting (68)Ga-DOTA-A2B1 tracer was validated in NSCLC in contrast to accumulation of the clinically used (18)F-FDG PET tracer to see if (68)Ga-DOTA-A2B1-PET imaging can offer a valuable and critical diagnostic imaging criterion for the identification of phenotypes of aggressive lung cancer...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077061/effect-of-probiotics-and-prebiotics-on-immune-response-to-influenza-vaccination-in-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Wei-Te Lei, Pei-Ching Shih, Shu-Jung Liu, Chien-Yu Lin, Tzu-Lin Yeh
We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the effects of probiotics and prebiotics on the immune response to influenza vaccination in adults. We conducted a literature search of Pubmed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL), Airiti Library, and PerioPath Index to Taiwan Periodical Literature in Taiwan. Databases were searched from inception to July 2017. We used the Cochrane Review risk of bias assessment tool to assess randomized controlled trial (RCT) quality...
October 27, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065451/inhibitory-effects-of-siegesbeckia-orientalis-extracts-on-advanced-glycation-end-product-formation-and-key-enzymes-related-to-metabolic-syndrome
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Wei-Chin Hung, Xue-Hua Ling, Chi-Chang Chang, Hsia-Fen Hsu, Shih-Wei Wang, Yi-Chen Lee, Ci Luo, Yun-Tzu Lee, Jer-Yiing Houng
Metabolic syndrome typically includes Type 2 diabetes associated with hyperglycemia, central obesity, dyslipidemia and hypertension. It is highly related to oxidative stress, formation of advanced glycated end products (AGEs) and key enzymes, such as carbohydrate digesting enzymes like pancreatic α-amylase and intestinal α-glucosidase, pancreatic lipase and angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE). This study used an in vitro approach to assess the potential of four extracts of Siegesbeckia orientalis linne on key enzymes relevant to metabolic syndrome...
October 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048544/valproic-acid-attenuates-the-risk-of-acute-respiratory-failure-in-patients-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Wen-I Liao, Wu-Chien Chien, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Jen-Chun Wang, Tzu-Tsao Chung, Shi-Jye Chu, Shih-Hung Tsai
Background: To determine whether the use of valproic acid (VPA) is associated with a decreased risk of acute respiratory failure (ARF) in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Methods: The Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database was used to analyze all patients newly diagnosed with SAH from 2000 to 2010. The VPA users were matched for age, gender and index date in 1:2 ratios with randomly selected non-VPA users as a comparison group. Multivariate Cox regression was used to identify the predictors of ARF and to compare the incidence rates of ARF among SAH patients using and not using VPA...
October 18, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046917/effects-of-an-injectable-functionalized-self-assembling-nanopeptide-hydrogel-on-angiogenesis-and-neurogenesis-for-regeneration-of-the-central-nervous-system
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Tzu-Wei Wang, Kai-Chieh Chang, Liang-Hsin Chen, Shih-Yung Liao, Chia-Wei Yeh, Yung-Jen Chuang
Brain injury is a devastating medical condition and represents a major health problem. Tissue and organ reconstruction have been regarded as promising therapeutic strategies. Here, we propose a regenerative methodology focusing on the provision of functionalized nanopeptide scaffolds to facilitate angiogenesis and neurogenesis at the brain injury site. The peptide RADA16-SVVYGLR undergoes self-assembly to construct an interconnected network with intertwining nanofibers, and can be controlled to display various physicochemical properties by the adjustment of microenvironmental factors such as pH and ion concentration...
November 2, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021258/age-sex-and-blood-pressure-related-influences-on-reference-values-of-left-atrial-deformation-and-mechanics-from-a-large-scale-asian-population
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Jo-Nan Liao, Tze-Fan Chao, Jen-Yuan Kuo, Kuo-Tzu Sung, Jui-Peng Tsai, Chi-In Lo, Yau-Huei Lai, Cheng-Huang Su, Chung-Lieh Hung, Hung-I Yeh, Shih-Ann Chen
BACKGROUND: Left atrial (LA) function is tightly linked to several cardiovascular diseases and confers key prognostic information. Speckle tracking-based deformation as a feasible and sensitive LA mechanical assessment has proven its clinical significance beyond volume measures; however, the reference values remain largely unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 4042 participants undergoing annual cardiovascular survey. Among them, 2812 healthy participants (65% men; mean age, 47...
October 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990762/multichanneled-nerve-guidance-conduit-with-spatial-gradients-of-neurotrophic-factors-and-oriented-nanotopography-for-repairing-the-peripheral-nervous-system
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Yo-Cheng Chang, Ming-Hong Chen, Shih-Yung Liao, Hsi-Chin Wu, Chen-Hsiang Kuan, Jui-Sheng Sun, Tzu-Wei Wang
Peripheral nerve injuries, causing sensory and motor impairment, affect a great number of patients annually. It is therefore important to incorporate different strategies to promote nerve healing. Among the treatment options, however, the efficacy of nerve conduits is often compromised by their lack of living cells, insufficient growth factors, and absence of the extracellular matrix (ECM)-like structure. To improve the functional recovery, we aimed to develop a natural biodegradable multichanneled scaffold characterized with aligned electrospun nanofibers and neurotrophic gradient (MC/AN/NG) to guide axon outgrowth...
October 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963795/documenting-the-prevalence-of-hiatal-hernia-and-oesophageal-abnormalities-in-brachycephalic-dogs-using-fluoroscopy
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E J Reeve, D Sutton, E J Friend, C M R Warren-Smith
OBJECTIVES: To report the prevalence of abnormal fluoroscopic findings in brachycephalic dogs that were presented to a referral hospital for obstructive airway syndrome. METHODS: Hospital records between May 2013 and November 2015 identified 36 brachycephalic dogs investigated for obstructive airway disease: 21 French bulldogs, 6 bulldogs, 4 Boston terriers, 2 pugs, 2 boxers and 1 shih-tzu. The presence or absence of hiatal hernia, delayed oesophageal transit, gastro-oesophageal reflux and redundant oesophagus were recorded...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929358/green-synthesis-of-inp-zns-core-shell-quantum-dots-for-application-in-heavy-metal-free-light-emitting-diodes
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Tsung-Rong Kuo, Shih-Ting Hung, Yen-Ting Lin, Tzu-Lin Chou, Ming-Cheng Kuo, Ya-Pei Kuo, Chia-Chun Chen
Quantum dot light-emitting diodes (QD-LEDs) have been considered as potential display technologies with the characterizations of high color purity, flexibility, transparency, and cost efficiency. For the practical applications, the development of heavy-metal-free QD-LEDs from environment-friendly materials is the most important issue to reduce the impacts on human health and environmental pollution. In this work, heavy-metal-free InP/ZnS core/shell QDs with different fluorescence were prepared by green synthesis method with low cost, safe, and environment-friendly precursors...
September 19, 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915616/tdp-43-hdac6-axis-promoted-tumor-progression-and-regulated-nutrient-deprivation-induced-autophagy-in-glioblastoma
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Tzu-Wei Lin, Ming-Teh Chen, Liang-Ting Lin, Pin-I Huang, Wen-Liang Lo, Yi-Ping Yang, Kai-Hsi Lu, Yi-Wei Chen, Shih-Hwa Chiou, Cheng-Wen Wu
Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) is a lethal primary brain tumor with poor survival lifespan and dismal outcome. Surgical resection of GBM is greatly limited due to the biological significance of brain, giving rise to tumor relapse in GBM patients. Transactive response DNA binding protein-43 (TDP-43) is a DNA/RNA-binding protein known for causing neurodegenerative diseases through post-translational modification; but little is known about its involvement in cancer development. In this study, we found that nutrient deprivation in GBM cell lines elevated TDP-43 expression by a mechanism of evasion from ubiquitin-dependent proteolytic pathway, and subsequently activated the autophagy process...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915395/effects-of-polymyxin-b-hemoperfusion-on-hemodynamics-and-prognosis-in-septic-shock-patients
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Chen-Tse Lee, Yu-Kang Tu, Yi-Chun Yeh, Tzu Chang, Po-Yuan Shih, Anne Chao, Hsing-Hao Huang, Ya-Jung Cheng, Yu-Chang Yeh
PURPOSE: We designed this study to examine the clinical effects of polymyxin B hemoperfusion (PMX-HP) in septic shock patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively examined the effects of PMX-HP in septic shock patients with intra-abdominal or gram-negative bacterial infection during October 2013-May 2016. A one-to-one matching between the PMX-HP and conventional groups was performed, and 28-day mortality, and change in inotropic score, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score, and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) score at 24h in the two groups were compared...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894133/5-methoxytryptophan-protects-mscs-from-stress-induced-premature-senescence-by-upregulating-foxo3a-and-mtor
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Tzu-Ching Chang, Min-Fen Hsu, Chiu-Yueh Shih, Kenneth K Wu
5-methoxytryptophan (5-MTP) is a newly discovered tryptophan metabolite which controls stress-induced inflammatory signals. To determine whether 5-MTP protects against stress-induced mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) senescence, we incubated bone marrow-derived MSC (BM-MSC) in high-glucose medium or regular medium for 2 weeks followed by addiction of 5-MTP (10 μM) or vehicle for 48 h. 5-MTP reduced p16 and p21 expression, senescence-associated β-Gal (SA-β-Gal) and IL-6 secretion and increased BrdU incorporation...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886126/validation-of-the-18-gene-classifier-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-of-distant-metastasis-in-breast-cancer
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Skye Hung-Chun Cheng, Tzu-Ting Huang, Yu-Hao Cheng, Tee Benita Kiat Tan, Chen-Fang Horng, Yong Alison Wang, Nicholas Shannon Brian, Li-Sun Shih, Ben-Long Yu
We validated an 18-gene classifier (GC) initially developed to predict local/regional recurrence after mastectomy in estimating distant metastasis risk. The 18-gene scoring algorithm defines scores as: <21, low risk; ≥21, high risk. Six hundred eighty-three patients with primary operable breast cancer and fresh frozen tumor tissues available were included. The primary outcome was the 5-year probability of freedom from distant metastasis (DMFP). Two external datasets were used to test the predictive accuracy of 18-GC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870920/the-contribution-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-7-promoter-genotypes-in-breast-cancer-in-taiwan
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An-Kuo Chou, Chieh-Lun Hsiao, Tzu-Ching Shih, Hwei-Chung Wang, Chia-Wen Tsai, Wen-Shin Chang, Liang-Chih Liu, Tzong-DER Way, Jing-Gung Chung, DA-Tian Bau
BACKGROUND/AIM: The matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) family of enzymes are in charge of degradation of various components of the extracellular matrix and their functional genetic polymorphisms may be associated with cancer susceptibility. The functional polymorphisms in the promoter region of MMP7 (A-181G and C-153T) have been reported to influence the binding capacity of nuclear proteins and may contribute to genetic susceptibility to cancer. In this study, we focused on investigating the contribution of the genotypes of MMP7 (A-181G and C-153T) to breast cancer in Taiwan...
September 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857040/hepatitis-c-virus-down-regulates-serpine1-pai-1-expression-to-facilitate-its-replication
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Chee-Hing Yang, Hui-Chun Li, Tzu-Shan Ku, Pi-Ching Wu, Yung-Ju Yeh, Ju-Chien Cheng, Teng-Yi Lin, Shih-Yen Lo
Identification of host factors involved in viral replication is critical for understanding the molecular mechanism of viral replication and pathogenesis. Genes differentially expressed in HuH-7 cells with or without a hepatitis C virus (HCV) sub-genomic replicon were screened by microarray analysis. SERPINE1/PAI-1 was found to be down-regulated after HCV infection in this analysis. Down-regulation of SERPINE1/PAI-1 expression at the transcriptional level was verified by the real-time reverse transcriptase (RT)-PCR assay...
September 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851532/adult-sepsis-a-nationwide-study-of-trends-and-outcomes-in-a-population-of-23-million-people
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Chien-Chang Lee, Chia-Hung Yo, Meng-Tse Gabriel Lee, Kuang-Chau Tsai, Shih-Hao Lee, Yueh-Sheng Chen, Wan-Chien Lee, Tzu-Chun Hsu, Sie-Hue Lee, Shy-Shin Chang
OBJECTIVES: To determine the trend of incidence and outcome of sepsis based on a nationwide administrative database. METHODS: We analyzed the incidence and mortality of both emergency department treated and hospital treated sepsis from 2002 through 2012 using the entire health insurance claims data of Taiwan. The national health insurance covers 99% of residents in Taiwan. Sepsis patients were identified using a set of validated ICD-9CM codes conforming to the sepsis-3 definition...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Infection
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