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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432950/effects-of-chlortetracycline-and-copper-on-tetracyclines-and-copper-resistance-genes-and-microbial-community-during-swine-manure-anaerobic-digestion
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Rui Wang, Meixue Chen, Feng Feng, Junya Zhang, Qianwen Sui, Juan Tong, Yuansong Wei, Dongbin Wei
As antibiotic and heavy metals are over used in the livestock industry, animal manure is a reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs). Anaerobic digestion has been reported to have the potential to reduce ARGs. However, few studies investigated whether reduction of ARGs would be affected by different external pressures including antibiotics and heavy metals during anaerobic digestion. The purpose of this study was thus to investigate effects of both chlortetracycline (CTC) and Cu on reduction of ARGs, heavy metal resistance genes (HMRGs) and mobile genetic elements (MGEs) during the swine manure anaerobic digestion...
March 25, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432521/intermittent-food-restriction-initiated-late-in-life-prolongs-lifespan-and-retards-the-onset-of-age-related-markers-in-the-annual-fish-nothobranchius-guentheri
#2
Xia Wang, Xiaoyuan Du, Yang Zhou, Su Wang, Feng Su, Shicui Zhang
Two of the most studied and widely accepted conjectures on possible aging mechanisms are the oxidative stress hypothesis and the insulin/insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) signaling (IIS) pathway. Intermittent fasting (IF) is known to modulate aging and to prolong lifespan in a variety of organisms, but the mechanisms are still under debate. In this study, we first demonstrated that late-onset two consecutive days a week fasting, a form of IF, termed intermittent food restriction (IFR), exhibited a time-dependent effect, and long-term late-onset IFR extended the mean lifespan and maximum lifespan by approximately 3...
April 21, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427979/a-new-type-of-spinal-epidural-arteriovenous-fistulas-causes-spinal-epidural-hemorrhage-an-analysis-of-five-cases-and-natural-history-consideration
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Jia-Xing Yu, Tao Hong, Yong-Jie Ma, Feng Ling, Hong-Qi Zhang
BACKGROUND: Spinal epidural arteriovenous fistulas (SEDAVFs) are peculiar and poorly understood lesions with a poorly understood natural history. They are usually subclassified into two types according to their drainage components. This study aimed to describe a new type of SEDAVFs that is featured with a unique drainage pattern and present our natural history hypothesis of SEDAVFs. METHODS: Five SEDAVF cases of the new type were retrospectively reviewed from a high case-volume spinal vascular malformation database...
April 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427633/an-efficient-approach-for-the-extraction-of-orientin-and-vitexin-from-trollius-chinensis-flowers-using-ultrasonic-circulating-technique
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Fengli Chen, Qiang Zhang, Junling Liu, Huiyan Gu, Lei Yang
Ultrasonic circulating extraction (UCE) approach was developed for effective extraction of orientin and vitexin from the flowers of Trollius chinensis successfully. In this study, some parameters potentially influencing the yields of orientin and vitexin were systematically investigated and optimized by Plackett-Burman and Box-Behnken design, and the optimum operational conditions obtained were 60% ethanol volume fraction, 1000r/min stirring speed, 30°C temperature, 28min ultrasonic irradiation time, 10mL/g liquid-solid ratio and 738W ultrasonic irradiation power...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426200/facile-design-and-fabrication-of-superwetting-surfaces-with-excellent-wear-resistance
#5
Wenbo Zhang, Tianhao Xiang, Feng Liu, Ming Zhang, Wentao Gan, Xianglin Zhai, Xin Di, Yazhou Wang, Guoxiang Liu, Chengyu Wang
Preparation of mechanically durable superwetting surfaces is imperative, yet challenging for the wide range of real applications where high durability is required. Mechanical wear on superwetting surfaces usually degrades weak roughness, leading to loss of functions. In this study, wear-resistant superhydrophilic/underwater superoleophobic and superhydrophobic surfaces are prepared by anchoring reinforced coatings via adhesive-swelling and adhesive-bonding processes, respectively. The results of the sandpaper abrasion (grit no...
April 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423718/itraq-based-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-yamanaka-factors-reprogrammed-breast-cancer-cells
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Kun Wang, Zhiyan Shan, Lian Duan, Tiantian Gong, Feng Liu, Yue Zhang, Zhendong Wang, Jingling Shen, Lei Lei
Cancer cells had been developed to be reprogrammed into embryonic stem like cells by induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) technology, however, the tumor differentiation/dedifferentiation mechanisms had not yet been analyzed on a genome-wide scale. Here, we inserted the four stem cell transcription factor genes OCT4, SOX2, C-MYC and KLF4 into MCF cells (MCFs), represented a female breast cancer cell type, and obtained iPSCs (Mcfips) in about 3 weeks. By using the LC MS/MS iTRAQ technology, we analyzed the proteomic changes between MCFs and Mcfips...
March 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422499/development-of-a-18f-labeled-radiotracer-with-improved-brain-kinetics-for-positron-emission-tomography-imaging-of-translocator-protein-18-kda-in-ischemic-brain-and-glioma
#7
Masayuki Fujinaga, Rui Luo, Katsushi Kumata, Yiding Zhang, Akiko Hatori, Tomoteru Yamasaki, Lin Xie, Wakana Mori, Yusuke Kurihara, Masanao Ogawa, Nobuki Nengaki, Feng Wang, Ming-Rong Zhang
We designed four novel acetamidobenzoxazolone compounds 7a-d as candidates of positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracers for imaging translocator protein (18 kDa, TSPO) in ischemic brain and glioma. Among these compounds, 2-(5-(6-fluoropyridin-3-yl)-2-oxobenzo[d]oxazol-3(2H)-yl)-N-methyl-N-phenylacetamide (7d) exhibited high binding affinity (Ki = 13.4 nM) with TSPO and moderate lipophilicity (LogD: 1.92). [18F]7d was radiosynthesized by [18F]fluorination of the bromopyridine precursor 7h with [18F]F- at 12 ± 3% radiochemical yield (n = 6, decay-corrected)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421678/synergetic-effect-of-chloride-doping-and-ch3nh3pbcl3-on-ch3nh3pbi3-xclx-perovskite-based-solar-cells
#8
Feng Xu, Taiyang Zhang, Ge Li, Yixin Zhao
The chloride doped CH3NH3PbI3-xClx perovskite had attracted great attention due to obvious performance enhancement with using of Cl additive and the controversial arguments on Cl function and mechanism behind it. Herein, we fabricated a series of CH3NH3PbI3-xClx perovskites with various Cl content via a gas/solid reaction between CH3NH2 gas with HPbI3-xClx (x=0-1). It is found that once the Cl content x>0.1, there is CH3NH3PbCl3 formed coexisted with CH3NH3PbI3-xClx(x=0.05-01). The small amount of Cl doping in CH3NH3PbI3-xClx(x=0...
April 19, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420724/a-zebrafish-model-discovers-a-novel-mechanism-of-stromal-fibroblast-mediated-cancer-metastasis
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Cai Feng Liu, Yunjian Zhang, Sharon Lim, Kayoko Hosaka, Yunlong Yang, Tatiana Pavlova, Twana Alkasalias, Johan Hartman, Lasse Jensen, Xiao-Ming Xing, Xingsheng Wang, Yong-Tian Lu, Guo Hui Nie, Yihai Cao
Purpose: Cancer metastasis can occur at the early stage of tumor development when a primary tumor at the microscopic size. In particular, the interaction of malignant cells with other cell types including cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in promoting metastasis at the early stage of tumor development remains largely unknown. Here, we investigated the role of CAFs in facilitating the initial events of cancer metastasis when primary tumors were at microscopic sizes.  <p>Experimental design: Multi-color-coded cancer cells and CAFs were co-implanted into the transparent zebrafish body and metastasis at a single cell level was monitored in living animals...
April 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420163/beneficial-effects-of-melatonin-on-the-in-vitro-maturation-of-sheep-oocytes-and-its-relation-to-melatonin-receptors
#10
Xiuzhi Tian, Feng Wang, Lu Zhang, Changjiu He, Pengyun Ji, Jing Wang, Zhenzhen Zhang, Dongying Lv, Wusiman Abulizi, Xuguang Wang, Zhengxing Lian, Guoshi Liu
(1) Background: The binding sites of melatonin, as a multifunctional molecule, have been identified in human, porcine, and bovine samples. However, the binding sites and mechanisms of melatonin have not been reported in sheep; (2) Methods: Cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) were cultured in TCM-199 supplemented with melatonin at concentrations of 0, 10(-3), 10(-5), 10(-7), 10(-9), and 10(-11) M. Melatonin receptors (MT1 and MT2) were evaluated via immunofluorescence and Western blot. The effects of melatonin on cumulus cell expansion, nuclear maturation, embryo development, and related gene (GDF9, DNMT1, PTX3, HAS2, and EGFR) expression were investigated...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418672/a-liposome-encapsulated-ruthenium-polypyridine-complex-as-a-theranostic-platform-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Jianliang Shen, Hancheon Kim, Joy Wolfram, Chao-Feng Mu, Wei Zhang, Haoran Liu, Yan Xie, Junhua Mai, Hang Zhang, Zhi Li, Maria L Guevara, Zong-Wan Mao, Haifa Shen
Ruthenium coordination complexes have the potential to serve as novel theranostic agents for cancer. However, a major limitation in their clinical implementation is effective tumor accumulation. In this study, we have developed a liposome-based theranostic nanodelivery system for [Ru(phen)2dppz](ClO4)2 (Lipo-Ru). This ruthenium polypyridine complex emits a strong fluorescent signal when incorporated in the hydrophobic lipid bilayer of the delivery vehicle or in the DNA helix, enabling visualization of the therapeutic agent in tumor tissues...
April 18, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408917/high-level-of-nitrogen-makes-tomato-plants-releasing-less-volatiles-and-attracting-more-bemisia-tabaci-hemiptera-aleyrodidae
#12
Md Nazrul Islam, Abu Tayeb Mohammad Hasanuzzaman, Zhan-Feng Zhang, Yi Zhang, Tong-Xian Liu
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) production is seriously hampered by the infestation of the sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci MEAM 1 (Middle East-Asia Minor 1). The infestation behavior of the whiteflies could be affected by the quantity of plant released volatile organic compounds (VOCs) related to nitrogen concentrations of the plant. In this study, we determined the infestation behavior of B. tabaci to the tomato plants that produced different levels of VOCs after application of different levels of nitrogen with a wind tunnel and an olfactometer...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408062/novel-method-for-vessel-cross-sectional-shear-wave-imaging
#13
Qiong He, Guo-Yang Li, Fu-Feng Lee, Qihao Zhang, Yanping Cao, Jianwen Luo
Many studies have investigated the applications of shear wave imaging (SWI) to vascular elastography, mainly on the longitudinal section of vessels. It is important to investigate SWI in the arterial cross section when evaluating anisotropy of the vessel wall or complete plaque composition. Here, we proposed a novel method based on the coordinate transformation and directional filter in the polar coordinate system to achieve vessel cross-sectional shear wave imaging. In particular, ultrasound radiofrequency data were transformed from the Cartesian to the polar coordinate system; the radial displacements were then estimated directly...
April 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407288/efficient-replication-of-blood-borne-hepatitis-c-virus-in-human-fetal-liver-stem-cells
#14
Xuan Guo, Shu Wang, Zhi-Gang Qiu, Ya-Ling Dou, Wei-Li Liu, Dong Yang, Zhi-Qiang Shen, Zhao-Li Chen, Jing-Feng Wang, Bin- Zhang, Xin-Wei Wang, Xiang-Fei Guo, Xue-Lian Zhang, Min Jin, Jun-Wen Li
The development of pathogenic mechanisms, specific antiviral treatments and preventive vaccines for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been limited due to lack of cell culture model that could naturally imitate the entire HCV life cycle. Here, we established a HCV cell culture model based on human fetal liver stem cells (hFLSCs) that supports the entire blood-borne hepatitis C virus (bbHCV) life cycle. More than 90% of cells remained infected by various genotypes. bbHCV was efficiently propagated, and progeny virus were infectious to hFLSCs...
April 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406006/organic-field-effect-transistors-with-macroporous-semiconductor-films-as-high-performance-humidity-sensors
#15
Shaohua Wu, Guiheng Wang, Zhan Xue, Feng Ge, Guobing Zhang, Hongbo Lu, Longzhen Qiu
A high-performance humidity sensor based on a donor-acceptor polymer transistor was designed and fabricated. To improve the sensing performance, the polymeric semiconductor film with macroporous structure was prepared using a facilitated phase-separation method. The relationship between the sensing performance and pore size was systematically investigated by testing the humidity sensing performance. The results suggested that the sensitivity of the sensor was improved as pore size increased within a certain range...
April 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402961/combination-of-susceptibility-gene-and-traditional-risk-factors-might-enhance-the-performance-of-coronary-heart-disease-screening-strategy
#16
Shiyan Nian, Lei Feng, Yang Zhao, Feng Luo, Shu Zhang, Dan Li, Wenbo Xu, Xingfeng Zhang, Dan Ye, Xuejing Bai
Coronary heart disease (CHD) associated risk factors and susceptibility genes were studied in parallel for decades, however, the combination of the classic CHD risk factors and genetic risk factors has been rarely studied. Previously; we reported that a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the stromal cell-derived factor 1 (SDF-1) gene was associated with CHD risk; in addition, we also established a CHD screening strategy using traditional CHD risk factors as independent variables. To explore how to combine genetic factors and traditional risk factors in CHD screening strategy, the CHD probabilities were tested in 218 males and 121 females according to their stromal cell-derived factor 1 (SDF-1) genotypes using CHD screening equations we reported previously...
March 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402186/inhibition-of-hafnia-alvei-h4-biofilm-formation-by-the-food-additive-dihydrocoumarin
#17
Hong Man Hou, Feng Jiang, Gong Liang Zhang, Jia Y Wang, Ya H Zhu, Xin Y Liu
Quorum sensing (QS) is an intercellular signaling and gene regulatory mechanism that is implicated in food spoilage caused by bacteria. Thus, blocking QS may suppress QS-controlled phenotypes of these bacteria that are responsible for food spoilage. Biofilm formation is closely related to bacterial infection, and it is also a major mechanism responsible for the increased resistance of biofilm-associated bacteria to antimicrobial drugs. Food spoilage and biofilm formation caused by food-related bacteria have posed a significant problem for the food industry...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399871/igf2bp3-functions-as-a-potential-oncogene-and-is-a-crucial-target-of-mir-34a-in-gastric-carcinogenesis
#18
Yuhang Zhou, Tingting Huang, Ho Lam Siu, Chi Chun Wong, Yujuan Dong, Feng Wu, Bin Zhang, William K K Wu, Alfred S L Cheng, Jun Yu, Ka Fai To, Wei Kang
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the frequent causes of cancer-related death in eastern Asian population. IGF2BP2 lists in the top rank up-regulated genes in GC, but its functional role is unclear. METHOD: The expression of IGF2BP3 in GC cell lines and primary samples was examined by qRT-PCR and Western blot. The biological role of IGF2BP3 was revealed by a series of functional in vitro studies. Its regulation by microRNAs (miRNAs) was predicted by TargetScan and confirmed by luciferase assays and rescue experiments...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398034/a-general-method-for-large-scale-fabrication-of-semiconducting-oxides-with-high-sers-sensitivity
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Xudong Zheng, Feng Ren, Shunping Zhang, Xiaolei Zhang, Hengyi Wu, Xingang Zhang, Zhuo Xing, Wenjing Qin, Yong Liu, Changzhong Jiang
Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is a versatile and powerful spectroscopic technique for substance analysis and detection. So far, the highest detection sensitivities have been realized on noble nanostructure substrates, which, however, are costly, unstable, and non-biocompatible. While semiconductor substrates could in principle be used, existing realizations have either resulted in substrates with low sensitivities or used methods that have poor technical control. Here we report a general and versatile method, based on ion irradiation and vacuum annealing, for fabricating large-scale reduced semiconducting oxide SERS substrates with high sensitivities...
April 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397459/assessment-of-the-link-between-xrcc1-arg399gln-polymorphism-and-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis-in-a-single-ethnic-group
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Xin-Ping Chen, Hai-Feng Wen, Fan Zhang, Wei-Hua Xu, Zhi-Chao Ma, Sheng-Miao Fu
BACKGROUND: Although various individual studies have been conducted to determine the association between X-ray repair cross-complementing group 1 (XRCC1) Arg399Gln polymorphism and breast cancer, the results remain inconclusive. To assess the influence of XRCC1 Arg399Gln polymorphism on the risk of breast cancer, a metaanalysis was performed in a single ethnic group. METHODS: Eligible studies were identified via databases such as PubMed, Springer Link, Ovid, Chinese Wanfang Data Knowledge Service Platform, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, and Chinese Biology Medicine, throughout February 2016...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
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