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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538729/cryo-em-structure-of-the-activated-glp-1-receptor-in-complex-with-a-g-protein
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Yan Zhang, Bingfa Sun, Dan Feng, Hongli Hu, Matthew Chu, Qianhui Qu, Jeffrey T Tarrasch, Shane Li, Tong Sun Kobilka, Brian K Kobilka, Georgios Skiniotis
Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) is a hormone with essential roles in regulating insulin secretion, carbohydrate metabolism and appetite. GLP-1 effects are mediated through binding to the GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R), a class B G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that signals primarily through the stimulatory G protein Gs. Class B GPCRs are important therapeutic targets; however, our understanding of their mechanism of action is limited by the lack of structural information on activated and full-length receptors. Here we report the cryo-electron microscopy structure of the peptide-activated GLP-1R-Gs complex at near atomic resolution...
May 24, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538618/correspondence
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Dan Călugăru, Mihai Călugăru
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538614/correspondence
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Dan Călugăru, Mihai Călugăru
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538519/expression-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factors-neurotrophin-3-and-neurotrophin-4-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-during-heroin-dependency-and-withdrawal
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Yixin Li, Baijuan Xia, Rongrong Li, Dan Yin, Yanlin Wang, Wenmei Liang
Neurotrophins, brain-derived neurotrophic factors (BDNF), neurotrophin-3 (NT-3), and neurotrophin-4 (NT-4), have been implicated in the modulation of heroin dependency. This study was designed to explore the expression alterations of BDNF, NT-3, and NT-4 in the context of heroin dependence and withdrawal in the rat nucleus accumbens (NAc). Heroin dependence was induced by a progressive intraperitoneal treatment of heroin. The results showed that the expression levels of BDNF and NT-4 were significantly decreased in the NAc of rats with heroin addiction in comparison with the control group, whereas there was a significant increase in BDNF and NT-4 expressions in the groups of rats with both naloxone-induced and spontaneous withdrawal...
May 19, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538415/network-meta-analysis-of-chinese-herbal-injections-combined-with-the-chemotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Dan Zhang, Jiarui Wu, Shi Liu, Xiaomeng Zhang, Bing Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study sought to use a network meta-analysis to assess the effectiveness and safety of Chinese herbal injections (CHIs) combined with the chemotherapy for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) regarding CHIs to treat pancreatic cancer were searched in PubMed, the Cochrane library, Embase, the China National Knowledge Infrastructure Database (CNKI), the Wan-Fang Database, the Chinese Scientific Journals Full-text Database (VIP), and the Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (SinoMed) up to November 2016...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538367/identifying-mirna-mrna-regulation-network-of-chronic-pancreatitis-based-on-the-significant-functional-expression
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Dan Wang, Lei Xin, Jin-Huan Lin, Zhuan Liao, Jun-Tao Ji, Ting-Ting Du, Fei Jiang, Zhao-Shen Li, Liang-Hao Hu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore the underlying molecular mechanism and potential molecular biomarkers of chronic pancreatitis (CP) and construct a miRNA-mRNA regulation network. METHODS: To explore the involvement of miRNAs in CP, we downloaded the miRNA and mRNA expression profiles of CP patients and healthy controls and identified the differentially expressed miRNAs and genes. Functional analysis was conducted and significant pathways were utilized...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537898/resveratrol-may-reverse-the-effects-of-long-term-occupational-exposure-to-electromagnetic-fields-on-workers-of-a-power-plant
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Dan Zhang, Yang Zhang, Baoyu Zhu, He Zhang, Ye Sun, Chengxun Sun
High-voltage electricity lines are known to generate extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMFs). With the process of urbanization, increasing concerns has been focused on the potentially hazardous impacts of ELF-EMF on human health, and the conclusions are controversial. Little is known about the method of prevention against ELF-EMF induced healthy problems. A total of 186 male workers with occupational exposure to high-voltage electricity lines, and 154 male subjects with insignificant exposure as reference control were enrolled in this study...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537755/a-pilot-study-of-noninvasive-prenatal-diagnosis-of-alpha-and-beta-thalassemia-with-target-capture-sequencing-of-cell-free-fetal-dna-in-maternal-blood
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Wenjuan Wang, Yuan Yuan, Haiqing Zheng, Yaoshen Wang, Dan Zeng, Yihua Yang, Xin Yi, Yang Xia, Chunjiang Zhu
AIMS: Thalassemia is a dangerous hematolytic genetic disease. In south China, ∼24% Chinese carry alpha-thalassemia or beta-thalassemia gene mutations. Given the fact that the invasive sampling procedures can only be performed by professionals in experienced centers, it may increase the risk of miscarriage or infection. Thus, most people are worried about the invasive operation. As such, a noninvasive and accurate prenatal diagnosis is needed for appropriate genetic counseling for families with high risks...
May 24, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535543/microrna-181a-5p-impedes-il-17-induced-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-proliferation-and-migration-through-targeting-vcam-1
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Yang Cao, Dan Zhao, Ping Li, Lanrong Wang, Bingli Qiao, Xiaoyan Qin, Lei Li, Yang Wang
AIM: The contribution of the inflammatory mediator interleukin-17 (IL-17) in nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) malignancy has been reported in the literature. MicroRNA-181a-5p (miR-181a-5p) acts as a tumor suppressor which can regulate target gene at the posttranscriptional level. Our study aimed to investigate the interaction between IL-17 and miR-181a-5p in NSCLC. METHODS: 35 patients with NSCLC and 24 COPD controls were selected and examined in our study. In vitro, H226 and H460 cell lines were exposed to different doses (20, 40, 60, and 80 ng/mL) of IL-17 to examine the effect of IL-17 on miR-181a-5p and vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1) expression...
May 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535488/ftir-analysis-on-aging-characteristics-of-abs-pc-blend-under-uv-irradiation-in-air
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Jiarong Li, Fu Chen, Long Yang, Long Jiang, Yi Dan
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) is adopted to study the aging characteristics of poly(acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene)/polycarbonate (ABS/PC) blend under UV-irradiation in air by analyzing the variation of the three main absorbance at about 967cm(-1), 1720cm(-1) and 3420cm(-1) associated with carbon-hydrogen bonds belonging to 1,4 butadiene, carbonyl and hydroxyl groups, respectively. Results indicate that, under UV-irradiation in air, the photo-oxidation of the blend is not a simple combination of the photo-oxidation of corresponding ABS and PC themselves and takes place predominantly at the ABS component...
April 29, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535352/a-hierarchical-phosphorus-nanobarbed-nanowire-hybrid%C3%AF-its-structure-and-electrochemical-properties
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Dan Zhao, Beibei Li, Jinying Zhang, Xin Li, Dingbin Xiao, Chengcheng Fu, Lihui Zhang, Zhihui Li, Jun Li, Daxian Cao, Chunming Niu
Nanostructured phosphorus-carbon composites are promising materials for Li-ion and Na-ion battery anodes. A hierarchical phosphorus hybrid, SiC@graphene@P, has been synthesized by chemical vapor deposition of phosphorous on the surfaces of barbed nanowires, where the barbs are vertically grown graphene nanosheets and the cores are SiC nanowires. A temperature gradient vaporization-condensation method has been used to remove the unhybridized phosphorous particles formed by homogeneous nucleation. The vertically grown barb shaped graphene nanosheets and high concentration of edge carbon atoms induced a fibrous red phosphorus (f-RP) growth with its {001} planes in parallel to {002} planes of nanographene sheets and led to a strong interpenetrated interface interaction between phosphorous and the surfaces of graphene nanosheets...
May 23, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535315/early-career-outcomes-of-family-medicine-residency-graduates-exposed-to-innovative-flexible-longitudinal-tracks
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Richard A Young, Dan Casey, Diana Singer, Elaine Waller, Patricia A Carney
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice (P4) project used a case series design to study innovations in the content, length, structure, and location of residency training in 14 geographically diverse family medicine programs between 2007 and 2012. We aimed to explore how offering flexible longitudinal tracks (FLT) affected graduates' scope of practice, particularly in maternal child health (MCH), which included at least 17 months of focused training that increased each year over 4 years...
May 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535015/the-circadian-clock-gene-per2-plays-an-important-role-in-tumor-suppression-through-regulating-tumor-associated-genes-in-human-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Xiaoli Su, Dan Chen, Kai Yang, Qin Zhao, Dan Zhao, Xiaoqiang Lv, Yiran Ao
Low expression of the clock gene PER2 is closely related to carcinogenesis and the development of cancer; however, the mechanism of the low expression of PER2 that led to cell malignant transformation remains unclear. This study used RNA interference (RNAi) technology to silence PER2 in SCC15 human oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells. Then it was found that the ability of cancer cell proliferation, migration, and invasion were markedly increased (P<0.05), and the ability of cancer cell apoptosis and the number of cells in G1/G0 phase were markedly reduced (P<0...
May 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534997/reduced-expression-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-receptor-mrna-and-protein-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-pre%C3%A2-eclampsia
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Mo Li, Yifan Jia, Yan Ling, Yilu Chen, Lu Zhang, Dan Luo, Lidan Lai, Meijun Guo, Dalei Zhang, Min Ren, Hong Xu, Haibin Kuang
Expression and function of the follicle‑stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR) are traditionally thought to be limited to the ovary in females. However, recent studies have indicated that the FSHR is also expressed in endothelial cells of the placental vasculature, and that the haploinsufficiency of the feto‑placental FSHR impaired the growth of the mouse placenta. The aim of the current study was to investigate the placental expression of FSH and FSHR in pregnancies complicated by pre‑eclampsia. Placental tissue samples were collected from 20 pregnancies with pre‑eclampsia and 25 normal pregnancies...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534969/the-cdc2-cdk1-inhibitor-purvalanol-a-enhances-the-cytotoxic-effects-of-taxol-through-op18-stathmin-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Xian Chen, Ying Liao, Dan Long, Ting Yu, Fang Shen, Xuechi Lin
Purvalanol A is a highly selective inhibitor of Cdc2 [also known as cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (CDK1)]. Taxol is an anti-tumor chemotherapeutic drug which is widely used clinically. In this study, the CDK1 inhibitor, purvalanol A was applied to explore the relevance of Cdc2 signaling and taxol sensitivity through analyses, such as cellular proliferation and apoptosis assays, ELISA, western blot analysis and immunoprecipitation. We demonstrated that purvalanol A effectively enhanced the taxol-induced apoptosis of NCI-H1299 cells, as well as its inhibitory effects on cellular proliferation and colony formation...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534961/disruption-of-serine-threonine-protein-phosphatase-5-inhibits-tumorigenesis-of-urinary-bladder-cancer-cells
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Ming Chen, Jian-Min Lv, Jian-Qing Ye, Xin-Gang Cui, Fa-Jun Qu, Lu Chen, Xi Liu, Xiu-Wu Pan, Lin Li, Hai Huang, Qi-Wei Yang, Jie Chen, Lin-Hui Wang, Yi Gao, Dan-Feng Xu
Serine/threonine protein phosphatase 5 (PPP5C) is a member of the protein serine/threonine phosphatase family and has been shown to participate in multiple signaling cascades and tumor progression. We found that PPP5C was highly expressed in bladder cancer tissues compared to normal urothelial tissues, and positively correlated to tumor stages through ONCOMINE microarray data mining. Knockdown of PPP5C via a lentivirus-mediated short hairpin RNA (shRNA) markedly inhibited cell proliferation and colony formation...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534958/mir-204-regulates-the-biological-behavior-of-breast-cancer-mcf-7-cells-by-directly-targeting-foxa1
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Si-Qiao Shen, Lan-Shan Huang, Xiao-Ling Xiao, Xiao-Fei Zhu, Dan-Dan Xiong, Xue-Mei Cao, Kang-Lai Wei, Gang Chen, Zhen-Bo Feng
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short, non-protein-coding RNAs and transcripts that are 18-24 nt in length. miR-204 was first identified as an anti-oncogene and is reported to be downregulated in non-small cell lung cancer, glioma, gastric and thyroid cancer. Recent studies have proposed that a low level of miR-204 expression is associated with tumor progression and disease outcome in breast cancer. Forkhead box A1 (FOXA1), a transcription factor, plays a crucial role in breast cancer and has been predicted as a target of miR-204...
May 16, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534933/cuedc2-suppresses-glioma-tumorigenicity-by-inhibiting-the-activation-of-stat3-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Feng Li, Chuanxi Tang, Dan Jin, Li Guan, Yue Wu, Xinfeng Liu, Xiuxiang Wu, Qing Yun Wu, Dianshuai Gao
CUEDC2, a CUE domain containing 2 protein, plays critical roles in many biological processes, such as cell cycle, inflammation and tumorigenesis. However, whether CUEDC2 was involved in tumorigenesis of glioma and the possible mechanism remains to be elucidated. In the present study, our results implied that the expression of CUEDC2 was lower in the glioma tissue and glioma cell lines than that of normal tissue and asctrocyte cells. Downregulation of endogenous CUEDC2 in glioma U251 cell lines by RNAi promoted the tumor cells proliferation, migration, invasion and glioma neurosphere formation, while, overexpression of CUEDC2 showed the opposite effect...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534648/lowered-circulating-apelin-is-significantly-associated-with-an-increased-risk-for-hypertension-a-meta-analysis
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Hong Xie, Gaoqing Luo, Yong Zheng, Dan Hu, Feng Peng, Liangdi Xie
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Apelin is a bioactive peptide manifesting a potent vasodilatory property. In this meta-analysis, we aimed to investigate for the first time whether circulating apelin differed significantly between hypertensive patients and normotensive controls. METHODS: Both PubMed and Embase were searched for eligible articles. Eligibility evaluation and data collection were done independently by two investigators. Weighted mean difference (WMD) with 95% confidence interval (CI) was calculated under random-effects model by STATA...
May 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534617/comparative-proteomics-reveals-timely-transport-into-cilia-of-regulators-or-effectors-as-a-mechanism-underlying-ciliary-disassembly
#20
Limei Wang, Lixiao Gu, Dan Meng, Qiong Wu, Haiteng Deng, Junmin Pan
Primary cilia are assembled and disassembled during cell cycle progression. During ciliary disassembly, ciliary axonemal microtubules (MTs) are depolymerized accompanied with extensive posttranslational protein modifications of ciliary proteins including protein phosphorylation, methylation and ubiquitination. These events are hypothesized to involve transport of effectors or regulators into cilia at the time of ciliary disassembly from the cell body. To prove this hypothesis and identify new proteins involved in ciliary disassembly, we analyzed disassembling flagella in Chlamydomonas using comparative proteomics with TMT labeling...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
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