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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817487/inhibiting-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-1b-to-improve-regenerative-functions-of-endothelial-cells
#1
Yuan Wang, Feng Yan, Wenjing Zhang, Shu Pang, Fan Jiang
Protein tyrosine phosphatase-1B (PTP1B) is an important negative regulator of insulin receptor- and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-dependent signalings in endothelial cells. Genetic or pharmacological inhibition of PTP1B has been shown to enhance endothelial cell proliferation and migration, and increase nitric oxide production. In vivo, inhibiting PTP1B can reverse endothelial dysfunction, promote angiogenesis, and accelerate wound healing. Intense research is currently continuing in an effort to discover novel selective PTP1B inhibitors, primarily for treating insulin resistance...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817457/a-comparison-by-meta-analysis-of-papillary-early-gastric-carcinoma-to-its-tubular-counterpart-for-the-risk-of-lymph-node-metastasis-and-submucosal-invasion
#2
Xiao-Yong Wang, Jin Yan, Jia Wu, Yi-Feng Zhang, Guo-Xin Zhang
BACKGROUND AND AIM: At present, the decision to perform endoscopic resection for treating either papillary early gastric cancer (EGC) or tubular EGC is made according to identical criteria. However, there is controversy in the literature whether the risk of lymph node metastasis (LNM) and submucosal invasion for both disease modalities is equal, and this prompts investigation to clarify this issue. METHODS: The PubMed and Web of Science databases were searched for relevant studies published up to January 2017...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817203/the-combination-of-digoxin-and-gsk2606414-exerts-synergistic-anticancer-activity-against-leukemia-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#3
Xue-Hong Zhang, Xin-Yu Wang, Zhi-Wei Zhou, Hua Bai, Lin Shi, Yin-Xue Yang, Shu-Feng Zhou, Xiao-Chun Zhang
Digoxin is a member of cardiac glycosides and recent studies show that digoxin plays anticancer role in several types of cancer. However, the anticancer effects and mechanism of digoxin in leukemia is largely unknown. Her, our data show that digoxin treatment significantly inhibits leukemia cell viability. In addition, digoxin treatment significantly induced apoptosis and G2/M cell cycle arrest in leukemia cells. Furthermore, we demonstrated that digoxin treatment inactivate that oncogenic pathway Akt/mTOR signaling in leukemia cells...
August 17, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807222/polymyxin-b-as-an-inhibitor-of-lipopolysaccharides-contamination-of-herb-crude-polysaccharides-in-mononuclear-cells
#4
Xiao-Xiao Lu, Yi-Fan Jiang, Hong Li, Ying-Ye Ou, Zhi-De Zhang, Hong-Ye DI, Dao-Feng Chen, Yun-Yi Zhang
Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) contamination in herbal crude polysaccharides is inevitable. The present study was performed to explore the effect of polymyxin B on abolishing the influence of LPS contamination in mononuclear cells. LPS was pretreated with polymyxin B sulfate (PB) at different concentrations for 1, 5 or 24 h, and then used to stimulate RAW264.7 and mouse peritoneal macrophages (MPMs). The nitric oxide (NO) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in cell culture supernatant, as the indications of cell response, were assayed...
July 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805257/three-representative-inter-and-intra-subspecific-crosses-reveal-the-genetic-architecture-of-reproductive-isolation-in-rice
#5
Guangwei Li, Xiaoting Li, Yuan Wang, Jiaming Mi, Feng Xing, Dahan Zhang, Qiyan Dong, Xianghua Li, Jinghua Xiao, Qifa Zhang, Yidan Ouyang
Systematic characterization of genetic and molecular mechanisms in formation of hybrid sterility is of fundamental importance in understanding reproductive isolation and speciation. Using ultra-high-density genetic maps, 43 single-locus QTLs and 223 digenic interactions for embryo-sac, pollen, and spikelet fertility are depicted from three crosses between representative varieties of japonica and two varietal groups of indica, which provide an extensive archive for investigating the genetic basis of reproductive isolation in rice...
August 14, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803062/purification-and-reuse-of-non-point-source-wastewater-via-myriophyllum-based-integrative-biotechnology-a-review
#6
REVIEW
Feng Liu, Shunan Zhang, Pei Luo, Xuliang Zhuang, Xiang Chen, Jinshui Wu
In this review, the applications of Myriophyllum-based integrative biotechnology to remove common non-point source (NPS) pollutants, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, heavy metals, and organic pollutants (e.g., pesticides and antibiotics) are summarized. The removal of these pollutants via various mechanisms, including uptake by plant and microbial communities in macrophyte-based treatment systems are discussed. This review highlights the potential use of Myriophyllum biomass to produce animal feed, fertilizer, and other valuable by-products, which can yield cost-effective returns and attract more attention to the regulation and recycling of NPS pollutants...
August 3, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798768/laccase-13-regulates-seed-setting-rate-by-affecting-hydrogen-peroxide-dynamics-and-mitochondrial-integrity-in-rice
#7
Yang Yu, Quan-Feng Li, Jin-Ping Zhang, Fan Zhang, Yan-Fei Zhou, Yan-Zhao Feng, Yue-Qin Chen, Yu-Chan Zhang
Seed setting rate is one of the most important components of rice grain yield. To date, only several genes regulating setting rate have been identified in plant. In this study, we showed that laccase-13 (OsLAC13), a member of laccase family genes which are known for their roles in modulating phenylpropanoid pathway and secondary lignification in cell wall, exerts a regulatory function in rice seed setting rate. OsLAC13 expressed in anthers and promotes hydrogen peroxide production both in vitro and in the filaments and anther connectives...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798418/enhanced-optical-absorption-via-cation-doping-hybrid-lead-iodine-perovskites
#8
Zhen-Kun Tang, Zhi-Feng Xu, Deng-Yu Zhang, Shu-Xian Hu, Woon-Ming Lau, Li-Min Liu
The suitable band structure is vital for perovskite solar cells, which greatly affect the high photoelectric conversion efficiency. Cation substitution is an effective approach to tune the electric structure, carrier concentration, and optical absorption of hybrid lead iodine perovskites. In this work, the electronic structures and optical properties of cation (Bi, Sn, and TI) doped tetragonal formamidinium lead iodine CH(NH2)2PbI3 (FAPbI3) are studied by first-principles calculations. For comparison, the cation-doped tetragonal methylammonium lead iodine CH3NH3PbI3 (MAPbI3) are also considered...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797922/vitamin-d-receptor-expression-and-potential-role-of-vitamin-d-on-cell-proliferation-and-steroidogenesis-in-goat-ovarian-granulosa-cells
#9
Xiaolei Yao, Guomin Zhang, Yixuan Guo, Mohamed Ei-Samahy, Shuting Wang, Yongjie Wan, Le Han, Zifei Liu, Feng Wang, Yanli Zhang
This study aimed to investigate the expression of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) in goat follicles and to determine the effects of Vit D3 supplementation on goat granulosa cells (GCs) function linked to follicular development. The results demonstrated that VDR was prominently localized in GCs, with expression increasing with follicle diameter. Addition of Vit D3 (1α,25-(OH)2VD3; 10 nM) to GCs caused an increase in VDR and in steroidogenic acute regulator (StAR) and 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3β-HSD) mRNA expression...
August 3, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795385/hsa_circ_0045714-regulates-chondrocyte-proliferation-apoptosis-and-extracellular-matrix-synthesis-by-promoting-the-expression-of-mir-193b-target-gene-igf1r
#10
Bao-Feng Li, Ying Zhang, Jin Xiao, Fei Wang, Mei Li, Xiao-Ze Guo, Hui-Bin Xie, Hong Xia, Bei Chen
In recent years, some studies have been made on the effects of circular RNA (circRNA) in osteoarthritis (OA) and so on; however, its mechanisms remain to be further explored. Studies have shown that tumor necrosis factor-alpha can inhibit hsa_circ_0045714 expression in chondrocytes so as to upregulate miR-193b expression. Dual-luciferase reporter assay showed that insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) is a key target gene of miR-193b. Hsa_circ_0045714 over-expression does not influence miR-193b expression, but can inhibit its transcriptional activity, thereby upregulating IGF1R expression...
August 9, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791390/beneficial-effect-of-magnolol-on-lupus-nephritis-in-mrl-lpr-mice-by-attenuating-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-and-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-a-mechanistic-analysis
#11
Feng Huang, Rui-Yun Zhang, Lei Song
Lupus nephritis (LN) is a common complication of systemic lupus erythematosus. The present study aimed to elucidate the protective effect of magnolol (MG) on the progression of LN, via inhibition of key signaling pathways. The results of the present study demonstrated that administration of MG caused inhibition of the activation of NACHT, LRR and PYD domains‑containing protein 3 and interleukin‑1β production. Histopathological analysis confirmed that the vehicle‑treated group exhibited characteristic glomerular disease, which was observed to be suppressed following the administration of MG; a marked decrease in glomerular and vascular lesions was observed compared with the vehicle control...
August 3, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791369/cepharanthine-hydrochloride-reverses-p%C3%A2-glycoprotein-mediated-multidrug-resistance-in-human-ovarian-carcinoma-a2780-taxol-cells-by-inhibiting-the-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#12
Chen-Zheng Huang, Ya-Feng Wang, Yan Zhang, You-Mei Peng, Yi-Xian Liu, Fang Ma, Jin-Hua Jiang, Qing-Duan Wang
Ovarian cancer has the highest mortality rate among gynecologic malignant tumors. The major obstacle to treatment success is multidrug resistance (MDR) to chemotherapy drugs. Cepharanthine hydrochloride (CH), a natural alkaloid-derived compound, has shown MDR reversal potency in several tumor cell lines; however, the molecular mechanism is not entirely known. In the present study, we assessed whether CH sensitized malignant cells to chemotherapy drugs in ovarian cancer and explored the relevant mechanism. We found that CH reduced the IC50 value of paclitaxel and increased intracellular rhodamine-123 accumulation in human ovarian cancer A2780/Taxol cells in a concentration-dependent manner...
August 4, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783088/predicting-urban-medical-services-demand-in-china-an-improved-grey-markov-chain-model-by-taylor-approximation
#13
Jinli Duan, Feng Jiao, Qishan Zhang, Zhibin Lin
The sharp increase of the aging population has raised the pressure on the current limited medical resources in China. To better allocate resources, a more accurate prediction on medical service demand is very urgently needed. This study aims to improve the prediction on medical services demand in China. To achieve this aim, the study combines Taylor Approximation into the Grey Markov Chain model, and develops a new model named Taylor-Markov Chain GM (1,1) (T-MCGM (1,1)). The new model has been tested by adopting the historical data, which includes the medical service on treatment of diabetes, heart disease, and cerebrovascular disease from 1997 to 2015 in China...
August 6, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782850/self-correction-strategy-for-precise-massive-and-parallel-macroscopic-supramolecular-assembly
#14
Guannan Ju, Fengli Guo, Qian Zhang, Alexander J C Kuehne, Shuxun Cui, Mengjiao Cheng, Feng Shi
Macroscopic supramolecular assembly (MSA) represents a new advancement in supramolecular chemistry involving building blocks with sizes beyond tens of micrometers associating through noncovalent interactions. MSA is established as a unique method to fabricate supramolecularly assembled materials by shortening the length scale between bulk materials and building blocks. However, improving the precise alignment during assembly to form orderly assembled structures remains a challenge. Although the pretreatment of building blocks can ameliorate order to a certain degree, defects or mismatching still exists, which limits the practical applications of MSA...
August 7, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776543/transcatheter-closure-of-congenital-coronary-artery-fistulas-with-a-giant-coronary-artery-aneurysm-in-children-experiences-from-a-single-center
#15
Yi-Fan Li, Zhi-Wei Zhang, Shu-Shui Wang, Zhao-Feng Xie, Xu Zhang, Yu-Fen Li
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter closure of congenital coronary artery fistulas (CCAFs) is an alternative therapy to surgery; however, data regarding transcatheter closure for CCAF with a giant coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) in pediatric patients are still limited due to the rarity of the disease. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of transcatheter closure for CCAF with a giant CAA in a pediatric population at a single center. METHODS: Medical records of pediatric patients (<18 years old) who underwent transcatheter closure of CCAF with a giant CAA between April 2007 and September 2016 at Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute (Guangdong, China) were reviewed...
August 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773877/fabrication-of-biomass-derived-carbon-aerogels-with-high-adsorption-of-oils-and-organic-solvents-effect-of-hydrothermal-and-post-pyrolysis-processes
#16
Aishu Yin, Feng Xu, Xueming Zhang
Biomass is the most plentiful and well-utilized renewable carbon resource on the earth. Direct conversion of biomass to carbon aerogel provides a promising approach to develop adsorbent materials. In the present work, the effect of presence of water during hydrothermal treatment and holding temperature during post-pyrolysis process have been investigated for the preparation of carbon aerogels (CAs) using eggplant as raw material. The results showed that the addition of water during hydrothermal treatment was advantageous for the preparation of CA samples with higher surface area and stronger hydrophobicity, resulting in superior adsorption capacities of CAs for both oil and organic solvents compared with that fabricated without the presence of water...
September 6, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771510/quantitative-proteomics-in-a30p-a53t-%C3%AE-synuclein-transgenic-mice-reveals-upregulation-of-sel1l
#17
Jianguo Yan, Pei Zhang, Fengjuan Jiao, Qingzhi Wang, Feng He, Qian Zhang, Zheng Zhang, Zexi Lv, Xiang Peng, Hongwei Cai, Bo Tian
α-Synuclein is an abundantly expressed neuronal protein that is at the center of focus in understanding a group of neurodegenerative disorders called synucleinopathies, which are characterized by the intracellular presence of aggregated α-synuclein. However, the mechanism of α-synuclein biology in synucleinopathies pathogenesis is not fully understood. In this study, mice overexpressing human A30P*A53T α-synuclein were evaluated by a motor behavior test and count of TH-positive neurons, and then two-dimensional liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry coupled with tandem mass tags (TMTs) labeling was employed to quantitatively identify the differentially expressed proteins of substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) tissue samples that were obtained from the α-synuclein transgenic mice and wild type controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771010/systems-pharmacology-dissection-of-multi-scale-mechanisms-of-action-for-herbal-medicines-in-treating-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
Jinghui Wang, Yan Li, Yinfeng Yang, Jian Du, Miaoqing Zhao, Feng Lin, Shuwei Zhang, Bin Wang
As a chronic inflammatory and angiogenic disease with increased morbidity and mortality, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by the proliferation of synovial tissue and the accumulation of excessive mononuclear infiltration, which always results in the joint deformity, disability, and eventually the destruction of the bone and cartilage. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), with rich history of proper effectiveness in treating the inflammatory joint disease containing RA, has long combated such illness from, actually, an integrative and holistic point of view...
August 3, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769950/transcriptome-analysis-of-calcium-and-hormone-related-gene-expressions-during-different-stages-of-peanut-pod-development
#19
Yan Li, Jingjing Meng, Sha Yang, Feng Guo, Jialei Zhang, Yun Geng, Li Cui, Shubo Wan, Xinguo Li
Peanut is one of the calciphilous plants. Calcium serves as a ubiquitous central hub in a large number of signaling pathways. In the field, free calcium ion (Ca(2+))-deficient soil can result in unfilled pods. Four pod stages were analyzed to determine the relationship between Ca(2+) excretion and pod development. Peanut shells showed Ca(2+) excretion at all four stages; however, both the embryo of Stage 4 (S4) and the red skin of Stage 3 (S3) showed Ca(2+) absorbance. These results showed that embryo and red skin of peanut need Ca(2+) during development...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767589/effects-of-fenofibrate-on-inflammatory-cytokines-in-diabetic-retinopathy-patients
#20
Hai-Bing Ju, Fu-Xian Zhang, Shuang Wang, Jie Song, Tao Cui, Li-Feng Li, Hai-Yan Zhang
The role of cytokines in diabetic retinopathy (DR) and effects of fenofibrate on cytokines were explored by observing changes in serum IL-1β, TNF-α, VEGF, and Lp-PLA2 in different stages of DR and the intervention effect of oral fenofibrate on cytokines.In total, 190 patients with type 2 DR were enrolled and divided into 3 groups: diabetic without retinopathy (NDR) group (n = 30), nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) group (n = 80), and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) group (n = 80)...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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