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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108450/netland-quantitative-modeling-and-visualization-of-waddington-s-epigenetic-landscape-using-probabilistic-potential
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Jing Guo, Feng Lin, Xiaomeng Zhang, Vivek Tanavde, Jie Zheng
: Waddington's epigenetic landscape is a powerful metaphor for cellular dynamics driven by gene regulatory networks. Its quantitative modeling and visualization, however, remains a challenge, especially when there are more than two genes in the network. A software tool for Waddington's landscape has not been available in the literature. We present NetLand, an open-source software tool for modeling and simulating the kinetic dynamics of gene regulatory networks (GRNs), and visualizing the corresponding Waddington's epigenetic landscape in three dimensions without restriction on the number of genes in a GRN...
January 19, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105513/pharmacokinetics-of-ginkgolides-a-b-and-k-after-single-and-multiple-intravenous-infusions-and-their-interactions-with-midazolam-in-healthy-chinese-male-subjects
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Feng Shao, Hongwen Zhang, Lijun Xie, Juan Chen, Sufeng Zhou, Jinsong Zhang, Jinru Lv, Weiwen Hao, Yunsu Ma, Yun Liu, Ning Ou, Wei Xiao
PURPOSE: Ginkgo terpene lactones meglumine injection (GMI) is a novel preparation of traditional Chinese medicine that contains ginkgolides A, B and K (GA, GB, GK, respectively) as its primary components. In this study we evaluated the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of these three ginkgolides after single and multiple intravenous infusions of GMI. We also investigated the effect of GMI on cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) in healthy Chinese volunteers. METHODS: In this open-label, placebo-controlled study 15 subjects were randomly assigned to receive GMI or matched placebo (4:1 ratio)...
January 20, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103969/-analysis-on-the-prognostic-and-survival-factors-of-synchronous-multiple-primary-lung-cancer
#3
Haifa Guo, Feng Mao, Hui Zhang, Yangbo Qiu, Yang Shen-Tu
BACKGROUND: Synchronous multiple primary lung cancer (sMPLC) is a sparse disease in the past, but there has been a gradual increase in the morbidity of sMPLC recently. However, studies on large sample have never been undertaken. The purpose of this study is to investigate the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of sMPLC through analyzing the clinical data, and provide supports for the management of sMPLC. METHODS: According to Martini-Melamed criteria, 357 patients were diagnosed sMPLC...
January 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101352/shear-wave-elastography-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-in-the-diagnosis-of-thyroid-malignant-nodules
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Mei Chen, Ke-Qin Zhang, You-Feng Xu, Sheng-Min Zhang, Yong Cao, Wei-Qun Sun
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the value of shear wave elastography (SWE) and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) in the diagnosis of thyroid malignant nodules. A total of 253 patients with 319 thyroid nodules were subjected to two-dimensional ultrasound (2DUS) and CEUS examinations prior to thyroidectomy between March, 2014 and December, 2015. Young's modulus value for each nodule on 2DUS and CEUS images were recorded. The sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of 2DUS, SWE and CEUS in the diagnosis of thyroid malignant nodules were assessed...
December 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098881/overexpression-of-grp75-inhibits-inflammation-in-a-rat-model-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#5
Lian-Jie Lv, Jia Li, Hai-Bo Qiao, Ben-Jin Nie, Peng Lu, Feng Xue, Zhi-Ming Zhang
Glucose‑regulated protein 75 (GRP75) is a member of the heat shock protein 70 family and previous studies have demonstrated that GRP75 is involved in diseases of the central nervous system. However, the biological function of GRP75 in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) remains to be clarified. Thus, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of GRP75 in a rat model of ICH. Western blotting was used to detect the protein expression of GRP75, active caspase‑3, Bax, Bcl‑2, p‑Akt and Akt in brain tissues following ICH...
January 17, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095795/intrathecal-magnesium-sulfate-does-not-reduce-the-ed50-of-intrathecal-hyperbaric-bupivacaine-for-cesarean-delivery-in-healthy-parturients-a-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-dose-response-trial-using-the-sequential-allocation-method
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Fei Xiao, Wenping Xu, Ying Feng, Feng Fu, Xiaomin Zhang, Yinfa Zhang, Lizhong Wang, Xinzhong Chen
BACKGROUND: Addition of intrathecal magnesium sulfate to local anesthetics has been reported to potentiate spinal anesthesia and prolong analgesia in parturients. The current study was to determine whether intrathecal magnesium sulfate would reduce the dose of hyperbaric bupivacaine in spinal anesthesia with bupivacaine and sufentanil for cesarean delivery. METHODS: Sixty healthy parturients undergoing scheduled cesarean delivery were randomly assigned to receive spinal anesthesia with 0...
January 17, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087509/use-of-both-serum-cystatin-c-and-creatinine-as-diagnostic-criteria-for-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-and-its-clinical-implications
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Wei-Feng Zhang, Tuo Zhang, Ding Ding, Shi-Qun Sun, Xiao-Lei Wang, Shi-Chun Chu, Ling-Hong Shen, Ben He
BACKGROUND: Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) was traditionally defined as an increase in serum creatinine (sCr) after contrast media exposure. Recently, serum cystatin C (sCyC) has been proposed as an alternative to detect acute changes in renal function. The clinical implications of combining sCyC and sCr to diagnose CI-AKI remain unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: One thousand seventy-one consecutive patients undergoing coronary angiography/intervention were prospectively enrolled...
January 13, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079894/mir-26-enhances-chemosensitivity-and-promotes-apoptosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-through-inhibiting-autophagy
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Fangfang Jin, Yanbo Wang, Mingzhen Li, Yanan Zhu, Hongwei Liang, Chen Wang, Feng Wang, Chen-Yu Zhang, Ke Zen, Limin Li
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) generally possesses a high resistance to chemotherapy. Given that autophagy is an important factor promoting tumor chemoresistance and HCC express low level of miR-26, we aim to investigate the functional role of miR-26 in autophagy-mediated chemoresistance of HCC. We found that chemotherapeutic drug doxorubicin (Dox) induced autophagy but decreased the level of miR-26a/b in HCC cells. Activating autophagy using rapamycin can directly downregulate the level of miR-26a/b in HCC cells...
January 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074427/erratum-to-functional-identification-and-regulatory-analysis-of-%C3%AE-6-fatty-acid-desaturase-from-the-oleaginous-fungus-mucor-sp-eim-10
#9
Xianzhang Jiang, Hongjiao Liu, Yongchao Niu, Feng Qi, Mingliang Zhang, Jianzhong Huang
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January 10, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072804/multidisciplinary-care-of-unruptured-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-to-improve-symptomatic-headache-and-the-onset-progression-and-outcomes-of-unruptured-brain-arteriovenous-malformations
#10
Ling-Feng Lai, Min Chen, Jia-Xiang Chen, Kuang Zheng, Xu-Ying He, Xi-Feng Li, Xin Zhang, Jian Yin, Qiu-Jing Wang, Tuan-Ming Zou, Chuan-Zhi Duan
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic headaches attributed to unruptured brain arteriovenous malformations (ubAVMs) are very common and affect patients' quality life, but multidisciplinary care of ubAVMs to improve symptomatic headache remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: The objective is to identify the features of symptomatic headaches, and to obtain headache outcomes following multidisciplinary care of ubAVMs, as well as provide background on the natural history of ubAVMs. STUDY DESIGN: The features of symptomatic headaches and headache outcomes were analyzed in a large cohort of cases after multidisciplinary care of ubAVMs...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070171/casticin-induces-apoptosis-and-g0-g1-cell-cycle-arrest-in-gallbladder-cancer-cells
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Xiao-Ling Song, Yun-Jiao Zhang, Xue-Feng Wang, Wen-Jie Zhang, Zheng Wang, Fei Zhang, Yi-Jian Zhang, Jian-Hua Lu, Jia-Wei Mei, Yun-Ping Hu, Lei Chen, Huai-Feng Li, Yuan-Yuan Ye, Ying-Bin Liu, Jun Gu
BACKGROUND: Casticin, the flavonoid extracted from Vitex rotundifolia L, exerts various biological effects, including anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activity. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects and mechanisms of casticin in human gallbladder cancer cells. METHODS: Human NOZ and SGC996 cells were used to perform the experiments. CCK-8 assay and colony formation assay were performed to evaluate cell viability. Cell cycle analyses and annexin V/PI staining assay for apoptosis were measured using flow cytometry...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063065/effects-of-long-noncoding-rna-ror-on-tamoxifen-resistance-of-breast-cancer-cells-by-regulating-microrna-205
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Hong-Yan Zhang, Feng Liang, Jian-Wei Zhang, Fei Wang, Li Wang, Xi-Gang Kang
PURPOSE: To explore how long noncoding RNA-ROR (lncRNA-ROR) affects the tamoxifen resistance of breast cancer cells. METHODS: Breast epithelial (MCF10A), breast cancer (MCF7), and natural tamoxifen-resistant breast cancer (MDA-MB-231) cell lines were selected, and the relative lncRNA-ROR expressions were detected using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). In vitro induction of TR5 cell line was performed. There were six groups: MCF7, MCF7/TR5, MDA-MB-231, MCF7-ROR, MCF7/TR5 ROR-siRNA, and the MDA-MB-231 ROR-siRNA groups...
January 6, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060866/patterns-of-gray-matter-abnormalities-in-idiopathic-generalized-epilepsy-a-meta-analysis-of-voxel-based-morphology-studies
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Guo Bin, Tianfu Wang, Hongwu Zeng, Xiaoming He, Feng Li, Jian Zhang, Bingsheng Huang
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify the consistent regions of gray matter volume (GMV) abnormalities in idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE), and to study the difference of GMV abnormalities among IGE subsyndromes by applying activation likelihood estimation (ALE) meta-analysis. METHODS: A systematic review of VBM studies on GMV of patients with absence epilepsy (AE), juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME), IGE and controls indexed in PubMed and ScienceDirect from January 1999 to June 2016 was conducted...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059281/enhanced-light-harvesting-capability-for-silicon-single-nanowire-solar-cells-coupled-with-metallic-cavity
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Feng Gai, Cheng Zhang, Yaohui Zhan, Xiaofeng Li
Single-nanowire solar cells (SNSCs) are attracting increasing interest due to their unique optical antenna effect beneficial for achieving higher light-trapping capability. However, for conventional circular-cross-sectional SNSCs, the light-trapping performance is still far from the expectation. Here we demonstrate that integrating a silicon single nanowire into a metallic slit can dramatically enhance the absorption efficiency over almost the whole spectral band due to strengthened optical antenna effect. Especially, it is found that by using finite-size metallic blocks to form a nanoscale metallic cavity, the light-trapping performance of the SNSCs can be further improved...
December 26, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055187/synthesis-of-1-2-3-thiadizole-and-thiazole-based-strobilurins-as-potent-fungicide-candidates
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Lai Chen, Yu-Jie Zhu, Zhijin Fan, Xiao-Feng Guo, Zhi-Ming Zhang, Jing-Hua Xu, Ying-Qi Song, Yury Yurievich Morzherin, Nataliya P Belskaya, Vasiliy A Bakulev
Strobilurin fungicides play a crucial role in protecting plants against different pathogens and securing food supplies. A series of 1,2,3-thiadiazole and thiazole based strobilurins were rationally designed, synthesized, characterized and tested against various fungi. Introduction of 1,2,3-thiadiazole greatly improved the fungicidal activity of the target molecules. Compounds 8a, 8c, 8d and 10i exhibited a relative broad-spectrum of fungicidal activity. Compound 8a showed excellent activities against Gibberella zeae, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Rhizoctonia cerealis with the median effective concentration (EC50) of 2...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054424/complexation-of-racemic-2-6-helic-6-arene-and-its-hexamethyl-substituted-derivative-with-quaternary-ammonium-salts-n-heterocyclic-salts-and-tetracyanoquinodimethane
#16
Chuan-Feng Chen, Geng-Wu Zhang, Peng-Fei Li, Han-Xiao Wang, Ying Han
The complexation of racemic 2,6-helic[6]arene 1 and its hexamethyl-substituted derivative 2 with quaternary ammonium salts, N-heterocyclic salts and tetracyanoquinodimethane were described in details. It was found that host 2 could form stable complexes with acetyl choline, thiaacetyl choline, N,N,N-trimethylbenzenammonium salt, pyridinium and 4,4'-bipyridinium salts in solution and/or in the solid state. The unsubstituted macrocycle 1 showed more significant complexation with the widely tested quaternary ammonium salts and N-heterocyclic salts, and exhibited stronger complexation towards the guests than its derivative 2...
January 5, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052126/the-extent-of-the-crack-on-artificial-simulation-models-with-cbct-and-periapical-radiography
#17
Shuang Wang, Yiran Xu, Zhengyan Shen, Lijun Wang, Feng Qiao, Xu Zhang, Minghua Li, Ligeng Wu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the extent of the crack of a cracked tooth on an artificial simulation model with Periapical Radiography (PR) and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in vitro, providing the basis for early diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan. METHODS: Forty-four teeth with different extents of artificial cracks, created by exposure to liquid nitrogen after hot water at 100°C, were collected. They were subjected to PR and CBCT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045448/molecular-cloning-characterization-and-functional-analysis-of-acetyl-coa-c-acetyltransferase-and-mevalonate-kinase-genes-involved-in-terpene-trilactone-biosynthesis-from-ginkgo-biloba
#18
Qiangwen Chen, Jiaping Yan, Xiangxiang Meng, Feng Xu, Weiwei Zhang, Yongling Liao, Jinwang Qu
Ginkgolides and bilobalide, collectively termed terpene trilactones (TTLs), are terpenoids that form the main active substance of Ginkgo biloba. Terpenoids in the mevalonate (MVA) biosynthetic pathway include acetyl-CoA C-acetyltransferase (AACT) and mevalonate kinase (MVK) as core enzymes. In this study, two full-length (cDNAs) encoding AACT (GbAACT, GenBank Accession No. KX904942) and MVK (GbMVK, GenBank Accession No. KX904944) were cloned from G. biloba. The deduced GbAACT and GbMVK proteins contain 404 and 396 amino acids with the corresponding open-reading frame (ORF) sizes of 1215 bp and 1194 bp, respectively...
January 2, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039712/egfr-inhibition-studies-by-hybrid-scaffolds-for-their-activity-against-ovarian-cancer
#19
Feng Zhang, Hongyan Zhang, Fang Wang
PURPOSE: A series of quinazoline isatine hybrid derivatives were designed and their molecular docking studies were performed to ascertain the inhibition of EGFR by these hybrids. METHODS: Molecular modelling and docking methods were employed to design and synthesize the molecules. The compounds which showed good binding properties were synthesized and characterized. After structural confirmation of these compounds they were evaluated for their antiproliferative activity on OVCAR-3 ovarian cancer cell line...
November 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038399/a-lignocellulosic-hydrolysate-tolerant-aurantiochytrium-sp-mutant-strain-for-docosahexaenoic-acid-production
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Feng Qi, Mingliang Zhang, Youwei Chen, Xianzhang Jiang, Jinxin Lin, Xiao Cao, Jianzhong Huang
To utilize lignocellulosic hydrolysate for docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) production, a novel mutant Aurantiochytrium sp. FN21 with strong tolerance against inhibitory lignocellulosic hydrolysate was obtained through continuous domestication processes from the parent strain Aurantiochytrium sp. FJU-512. Aurantiochytrium sp. FN21 can accumulate 21.3% and 30.7% more DHA compared to its parent strain cultured in fermentation medium and a medium with 50% (v/v) sugarcane bagasse hydrolysate (SBH), respectively. After optimization with different nitrogen sources, the highest lipid (11...
March 2017: Bioresource Technology
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