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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230772/silencing-of-two-insulin-receptor-genes-disrupts-nymph-adult-transition-of-alate-brown-citrus-aphid
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Bi-Yue Ding, Feng Shang, Qiang Zhang, Ying Xiong, Qun Yang, Jin-Zhi Niu, Guy Smagghe, Jin-Jun Wang
Insulin receptors play key roles in growth, development, and polymorphism in insects. Here, we report two insulin receptor genes (AcInR1 and AcInR2) from the brown citrus aphid, Aphis (Toxoptera) citricidus. Transcriptional analyses showed that AcInR1 increased during the nymph-adult transition in alate aphids, while AcInR2 had the highest expression level in second instar nymphs. AcInR1 is important in aphid development from fourth instar nymphs to adults as verified by dsRNA feeding mediated RNAi. The silencing of AcInR1 or/and AcInR2 produced a variety of phenotypes including adults with normal wings, malformed wings, under-developed wings, and aphids failing to develop beyond the nymphal stages...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230363/inhibition-and-stabilization-cucurbituril-induced-distinct-effects-on-the-schiff-base-reaction
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Wanjun Gong, Jun Ma, Zhiyong Zhao, Fang Gao, Feng Liang, Haijun Zhang, Simin Liu
The different effects of cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]) on the Schiff base reactions in aqueous solution were explored by 1H NMR spectroscopy and single X-ray crystallography. With CB[7] the condensation reaction of aldehyde and primary amine is dramatically inhibited. In contrast the presence of CB[7] does tremendously stabilize iminium cation in water through ion-dipole interactions. A single crystal structure of the complex of iminium ion 7 with CB[7] grown in water is reported.
February 23, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229986/executive-function-training-for-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
#3
Lan Shuai, David Daley, Yu-Feng Wang, Jin-Song Zhang, Yan-Ting Kong, Xin Tan, Ning Ji
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence indicates that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with core deficits in executive function (EF) which predicts poorer academic and occupational functioning. This makes early intervention targeting EF impairments important to prevent long-term negative outcomes. Cognitive training is a potential ADHD treatment target. The present study aimed to explore the efficacy, feasibility, and acceptability of a cognitive training program (targeting child's multiple EF components and involving parent support in daily life), as a nonpharmacological intervention for children with ADHD...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229927/alteration-of-n-glycan-expression-profile-and-glycan-pattern-of-glycoproteins-in-human-hepatoma-cells-after-hcv-infection
#4
Tian Xiang, Ganglong Yang, Xiaoyu Liu, Yidan Zhou, Zhongxiao Fu, Fangfang Lu, Jianguo Gu, Naoyuki Taniguchi, Zengqi Tan, Xi Chen, Yan Xie, Feng Guan, Xiao-Lian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection causes chronic liver diseases, liver fibrosis and even hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However little is known about any information of N-glycan pattern in human liver cell after HCV infection. METHODS: The altered profile of N-glycans in HCV-infected Huh7.5.1 cell were analyzed by using mass spectrometry. Then, lectin microarray, lectin pull-down assay, reverse transcription-quantitative real time PCR (RT-qPCR) and western-blotting were used to identify the altered N-glycosylated proteins and glycosyltransferases...
February 13, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223384/tolerance-to-caspofungin-in-candida-albicans-is-associated-with-at-least-three-distinctive-mechanisms-that-govern-expression-of-fks-genes-and-cell-wall-remodeling
#5
Feng Yang, Lulu Zhang, Hironao Wakabayashi, Jason Myers, Yuanying Jiang, Yongbing Cao, Cristina Jimenez-Ortigosa, David S Perlin, Elena Rustchenko
Expanding echinocandin use to prevent or treat invasive fungal infections has led to an increase in the number of breakthrough infections due to resistant Candida species. Although uncommon, echinocandin resistance is well documented for Candida albicans, which is among the most prevalent bloodstream organisms. A better understanding is needed to assess the cellular factors that promote tolerance and predispose infecting cells for clinical breakthrough. We have previously showed that some mutants adapted to growth in the presence of toxic sorbose due to loss of one chromosome 5 (Ch5) also became more tolerant to caspofungin...
February 21, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223102/inflammatory-cytokines-il-17-and-tnf-%C3%AE-up-regulate-pd-l1-expression-in-human-prostate-and-colon-cancer-cells
#6
Xun Wang, Lingyun Yang, Feng Huang, Qiuyang Zhang, Sen Liu, Lin Ma, Zongbing You
Programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) acts on PD-1 ligands (PD-L1 and PD-L2) to suppress activation of cytotoxic T lymphocytes. Interleukin-17 (IL-17) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) are co-expressed by T helper 17 (TH17) cells in many tumors. The purpose of this study was to test if IL-17 and TNF-α may synergistically induce PD-L1 expression in human prostate cancer LNCaP and human colon cancer HCT116 cell lines. We found that IL-17 did not induce PD-L1 mRNA expression, but up-regulated PD-L1 protein expression in HCT116 and LNCaP cells...
February 13, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222666/dynamic-tracing-for-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutations-in-urinary-circulating-dna-in-gastric-cancer-patients
#7
Xiu-Qin Shi, Wen-Hua Xue, Song-Feng Zhao, Xiao-Jian Zhang, Wukong Sun
The mutations of epidermal growth factor receptor are detected in gastric cancer, indicating its suitability as a target for receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors, as well as a marker for clinical outcome of chemotherapeutic treatments. However, extraction of quality tumor tissue for molecular processes remains challenging. Here, we aimed to examine the clinical relevance of urinary cell-free DNA as an alternative tumor material source used specifically for monitoring epidermal growth factor receptor mutations...
February 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220537/immobilization-of-horseradish-peroxidase-on-zno-nanowires-macroporous-sio2-composites-for-the-complete-decolorization-of-anthraquinone-dyes
#8
Huaiyan Sun, Xinyu Jin, Feng Jiang, Ruifeng Zhang
A Zinc Oxide (ZnO) nanowires/ macroporous Silicon dioxide (SiO2 ) composite was used as support to immobilize horseradish peroxidase (HRP) simply by in-situ cross-linking method. As cross-linker was adsorbed on the surface of ZnO nanowires, the cross-linked HRP was quite different from the traditional cross-linking enzyme aggregates (CLEAs) on both structure and catalytic performance. Among three epoxy compounds diethylene glycol diglycidyl ether (DDE) was the best cross-linker, with which the loading amount of HRP with pI of 5...
February 21, 2017: Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218818/synthesis-and-in-vivo-fungicidal-activity-of-some-new-quinoline-derivatives-against-rice-blast
#9
Xing-Hai Liu, Yue-Ming Fang, Feng Xie, Rui-Rui Zhang, Zhong-Hua Shen, Chen-Xia Tan, Jian-Quan Weng, Tian-Ming Xu, Hong-Ying Huang
BACKGROUND: Quinoline derivatives possess excellent fungicidal activity against rice blast, but quinoline deruvatuves have not been thoroughly explored as fungicides. In the process of designing new fungicides, the 1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropan-2-yl group was introduced in order to find new structure quinoline derivatives. RESULTS: Seventeen new quinoline derivatives containing 1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropan-2-yl moiety were designed and synthesized. In vivo fungicidal activities of these compounds were tested against rice blast...
February 20, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218462/tungsten-exposure-causes-a-selective-loss-of-histone-demethylase-protein
#10
Freda Laulicht Glick, Feng Wu, Xiaoru Zhang, Ashley Jordan, Jason Brocato, Thomas Kluz, Hong Sun, Max Costa
In the course of our investigations into the toxicity of tungstate, we discovered that cellular exposure resulted in the loss of the histone demethylase protein. We specifically investigated the loss of two histone demethylase dioxygenases, JARID1A and JMJD1A. Both of these proteins were degraded in the presence of tungstate and this resulted in increased global levels of H3K4me3 and H3K9me2, the substrates of JARID1A and JMJD1A respectively. Treatment with MG132 completely inhibited the loss of the demethylase proteins induced by tungstate treatment, suggesting that tungstate activated the proteasomal degradation of these proteins...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212553/the-clinical-use-of-the-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-and-lymphocyte-monocyte-ratio-as-prognostic-predictors-in-colorectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Ya-Huan Guo, Hai-Feng Sun, Yan-Bing Zhang, Zi-Jun Liao, Lei Zhao, Jie Cui, Tao Wu, Jian-Rong Lu, Ke-Jun Nan, Shu-Hong Wang
BACKGROUND: Conflicting evidence exists regarding the effects of platelet/lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and lymphocyte/monocyte ratio(LMR) on the prognosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. This study aimed to evaluate the roles of the PLR and LMR in predicting the prognosis of CRC patients via meta-analysis. METHODS: Eligible studies were retrieved from the PubMed, Embase,andChina National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases, supplemented by a manual search of references from retrieved articles...
February 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210879/theoretical-study-of-the-spectroscopic-and-nonlinear-optical-properties-of-trans-and-cis-4-hydroxyazobenzene
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Hai-Peng Li, Ze-Tong Bi, Wen-Yue Fu, Run-Feng Xu, Yi Zhang, Xiao-Peng Shen, Ming-Xue Li, Gang Tang, Kui Han
We investigate the molecular structure, vibrational and electronic absorption spectra, and electronic hyperpolarizabilities of trans and cis isomers of 4-hydroxyazobenzene (HOAB) via density functional theory. Results show that the azo dye exhibits a high third-order nonlinear optical response and good optical transparency. Both the basis set and the functional are important influences on the results obtained when calculating the absorption spectrum and NLO response. We also study the effect of the solvent on the electronic absorption spectrum to assess the ability of the functional to reproduce the experimental spectrum in combination with a suitable solvent model...
March 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208679/vanillin-protects-dopaminergic-neurons-against-inflammation-mediated-cell-death-by-inhibiting-erk1-2-p38-and-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#13
Xuan Yan, Dian-Feng Liu, Xiang-Yang Zhang, Dong Liu, Shi-Yao Xu, Guang-Xin Chen, Bing-Xu Huang, Wen-Zhi Ren, Wei Wang, Shou-Peng Fu, Ju-Xiong Liu
Neuroinflammation plays a very important role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). After activation, microglia produce pro-inflammatory mediators that damage surrounding neurons. Consequently, the inhibition of microglial activation might represent a new therapeutic approach of PD. Vanillin has been shown to protect dopaminergic neurons, but the mechanism is still unclear. Herein, we further study the underlying mechanisms in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced PD models. In vivo, we firstly established rat models of PD by unilateral injection of LPS into substantia nigra (SN), and then examined the role of vanillin in motor dysfunction, microglial activation and degeneration of dopaminergic neurons...
February 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202850/hypermethylation-of-the-n-myc-downstream-regulated-gene-2-promoter-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-is-associated-with-liver-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-b
#14
Xin-Yuan Liu, Yu-Chen Fan, Shuai Gao, Jing Zhao, Feng Li, Jun Zhang, Kai Wang
DNA methylation is a fundamental epigenetic modification to regulate gene expression. N-Myc downstream-regulated gene (NDRG) 2 is a cytoplasmic protein and participates in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis. In this study, the mRNA expression and methylation status of NDRG2 was evaluated in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). The study included 143 CHB patients and 65 normal controls (NC). The mRNA expression of NDRG2 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) was detected by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199307/arrays-of-horizontal-carbon-nanotubes-of-controlled-chirality-grown-using-designed-catalysts
#15
Shuchen Zhang, Lixing Kang, Xiao Wang, Lianming Tong, Liangwei Yang, Zequn Wang, Kuo Qi, Shibin Deng, Qingwen Li, Xuedong Bai, Feng Ding, Jin Zhang
The semiconductor industry is increasingly of the view that Moore's law-which predicts the biennial doubling of the number of transistors per microprocessor chip-is nearing its end. Consequently, the pursuit of alternative semiconducting materials for nanoelectronic devices, including single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), continues. Arrays of horizontal nanotubes are particularly appealing for technological applications because they optimize current output. However, the direct growth of horizontal SWNT arrays with controlled chirality, that would enable the arrays to be adapted for a wider range of applications and ensure the uniformity of the fabricated devices, has not yet been achieved...
February 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198774/a-new-classification-of-helix-fabrication-methods-with-autogenous-costal-cartilage-in-microtia-reconstruction
#16
Zhicheng Xu, Feng Xu, Ruhong Zhang, Qun Zhang, Datao Li, Yiyuan Li
BACKGROUND: The complex architecture of the auricle poses one of the most demanding challenges for the plastic surgeon to recreate. The fabrication of the prominent helix is crucial to the final contour of the constructed ear. The success of helix carving depends greatly on the complicated characteristics of the cartilage used, which is commonly the eighth costal cartilage. The authors elaborate on the relevant details for helix sculpting based on different qualities of cartilage. METHODS: A series of 415 microtia patients underwent autogenous costal cartilage auricular reconstruction between 2012 and 2015...
February 13, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198189/-ethoxycarbonyl-difluoromethyl-thio-phthalimide-a-shelf-stable-electrophilic-reagent-with-a-convertible-group-for-the-synthesis-of-diversified-fluoroalkylthiolated-compounds
#17
Feng Shen, Panpan Zhang, Long Lu, Qilong Shen
A shelf-stable and easily convertible reagent for the preparation of diversified fluoroalkylthiolated compounds, [[(ethoxycarbonyl)difluoromethyl]thio]phthalimide, was developed. [[(Ethoxycarbonyl)difluoromethyl]thio]phthalimide is an efficient electrophilic fluoroallylthiolating reagent that reacted with electron-rich heteroarenes/arenes, β-ketoesters, oxindoles, benzofuranones, and thiols. More importantly, the ethoxycarbonyl group of the resulting fluoroalkylthiolated compounds could be easily converted into various other functional groups such as chloride, alkynyl, hydrocarbonyl, carbomoyl, hydromethyl, or heteroaryl groups...
February 15, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188823/hepatic-stellate-cell-interferes-with-nk-cell-regulation-of-fibrogenesis-via-curcumin-induced-senescence-of-hepatic-stellate-cell
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Huanhuan Jin, Yan Jia, Zhen Yao, Jingjing Huang, Meng Hao, Shunyu Yao, Naqi Lian, Feng Zhang, Chenxi Zhang, Xingran Chen, Mianli Bian, Jiangjuan Shao, Li Wu, Anping Chen, Shizhong Zheng
Hepatic fibrosis, a common scarring response to various forms of chronic liver injury, is a precursor to cirrhosis and liver cancer. During liver fibrosis, hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) initially activate and proliferate, which are responsible for the secretion of extracellular matrix components. However, these cells eventually senesce and are cleared by natural killer (NK) cells. Our previous researches have shown that the natural product curcumin could promote the senescence of activated HSC. In this study, we investigated how NK cells target senescent HSC and assessed the effect of this process on liver fibrosis...
February 8, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187702/adaptation-response-of-pseudomonas-fragi-on-refrigerated-solid-matrix-to-a-moderate-electric-field
#19
Wenbo Chen, Honghai Hu, Chunjiang Zhang, Feng Huang, Dequan Zhang, Hong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Moderate electric field (MEF) technology is a promising food preservation strategy since it relies on physical properties-rather than chemical additives-to preserve solid cellular foods during storage. However, the effectiveness of long-term MEF exposure on the psychrotrophic microorganisms responsible for the food spoilage at cool temperatures remains unclear. RESULTS: The spoilage-associated psychrotroph Pseudomonas fragi MC16 was obtained from pork samples stored at 7 °C...
February 10, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187154/comparison-of-different-inspiratory-triggering-settings-in-automated-ventilators-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-a-porcine-model
#20
Dingyu Tan, Jun Xu, Shihuan Shao, Yangyang Fu, Feng Sun, Yazhi Zhang, Yingying Hu, Joseph Walline, Huadong Zhu, Xuezhong Yu
BACKGROUND: Mechanical ventilation via automated in-hospital ventilators is quite common during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is not known whether different inspiratory triggering sensitivity settings of ordinary ventilators have different effects on actual ventilation, gas exchange and hemodynamics during resuscitation. METHODS: 18 pigs enrolled in this study were anaesthetized and intubated. Continuous chest compressions and mechanical ventilation (volume-controlled mode, 100% O2, respiratory rate 10/min, and tidal volumes 10ml/kg) were performed after 3 minutes of ventricular fibrillation...
2017: PloS One
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