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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545087/the-second-terminations-of-the-suboccipital-muscles-an-assistant-pivot-for-the-to-be-named-ligament
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Xiao-Ying Yuan, Chan Li, Jia-Ying Sui, Qi-Qi Zhao, Xiao Zhang, Na-Na Mou, Zhao Huang-Fu, Okoye Chukwuemeka Samuel, Nan Zheng, Seung-Ho Han, Sheng-Bo Yu, Hong-Jin Sui
In the last two decades, many studies have focused on the muscles and dense connective tissues located in the suboccipital region. Our study investigated the existence of the second terminations originating from the suboccipital muscles, and the relationship between the variable types of the To Be Named Ligament (TBNL). Anatomical dissection was performed on 35 head-neck specimens. The existence of the second terminations of the suboccipital muscles was confirmed and various types of the TBNL were observed in this study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537264/draft-genome-of-spinach-and-transcriptome-diversity-of-120-spinacia-accessions
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Chenxi Xu, Chen Jiao, Honghe Sun, Xiaofeng Cai, Xiaoli Wang, Chenhui Ge, Yi Zheng, Wenli Liu, Xuepeng Sun, Yimin Xu, Jie Deng, Zhonghua Zhang, Sanwen Huang, Shaojun Dai, Beiquan Mou, Quanxi Wang, Zhangjun Fei, Quanhua Wang
Spinach is an important leafy vegetable enriched with multiple necessary nutrients. Here we report the draft genome sequence of spinach (Spinacia oleracea, 2n=12), which contains 25,495 protein-coding genes. The spinach genome is highly repetitive with 74.4% of its content in the form of transposable elements. No recent whole genome duplication events are observed in spinach. Genome syntenic analysis between spinach and sugar beet suggests substantial inter- and intra-chromosome rearrangements during the Caryophyllales genome evolution...
May 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533489/sirtuin-6-inhibits-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-during-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-via-inactivating-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad3-signaling
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Kunming Tian, Panpan Chen, Zhiping Liu, Shutian Si, Qian Zhang, Yong Mou, Lianyong Han, Qin Wang, Xue Zhou
Sirt6 which is implicated in the control of aging, cancer, and metabolism, has been shown to have anti-fibrosis function in heart and liver. However, whether Sirt6 inhibits idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis remains elusive. Epithelial to mesenchymal transition has been found to be involved in the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. In the present study, forced expression of Sirt6 significantly abrogated TGF-β1-induced epithelial to mesenchymal transition-like phenotype and cell behaviors in A549 cells...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529636/a-new-green-titania-with-enhanced-nir-absorption-for-mitochondria-targeted-cancer-therapy
#4
Juan Mou, Tianquan Lin, Fuqiang Huang, Jianlin Shi, Hangrong Chen
A new kind of green titania (G-TiO2-x ) with obvious green color was facilely synthesized from black titania (B-TiO2-x ) through subsequently strong ultrasonication. Comparatively, this stable G-TiO2-x shows much enhanced near infrared (NIR) absorption, especially around 920 nm, which can be ascribed to the obvious change of TiO2-x lattice order owing to the effect of ultrasonication. This feature enables G-TiO2-x to be stimulated with 980 nm laser in the combined photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photothermal therapy (PTT), which is greatly beneficial for improving tissue penetration depth...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525419/safe-hydration-volume-to-prevent-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-and-worsening-heart-failure-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-preserved-ejection-fraction-following-cardiac-catheterization
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Wei-Jie Bei, Kun Wang, Hua-Long Li, Kai-Yang Lin, Xiao-Sheng Guo, Shi-Qun Chen, Yong Liu, Shi-Xin Yi, De-Mou Luo, Ji-Yan Chen, Fesc, Ning Tan
Few studies have investigated the efficacy and safety of hydration to prevent contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) and worsening heart failure (WHF) following cardiac catheterization in heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF; HF and EF ≥50%) patients. We recruited 1206 patients with HFpEF undergoing cardiac catheterization with peri-procedural hydration volume/weight ratios (HV/W) data and investigated the relationship between hydration volumes and risk of CI-AKI and WHF. Incidence of CI-AKI was not significantly reduced in individuals with higher HV/W (quartile [Q] 1, Q2, Q3, and Q4: 9...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522913/gutuo-jiejiu-decoction-improves-survival-of-patients-with-severe-alcoholic-hepatitis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Hong-Yuan Mou, Hong-Ming Nie, Xiao-Yu Hu
AIM: To verify the value of Gutuo Jiejiu decoction in improving the survival of patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH). METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study in consecutive patients diagnosed with SAH at the Teaching Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Shuguang Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The traditional Chinese medicine formula Gutuo Jiejiu decoction was employed as an exposure factor...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521297/human-menstrual-blood-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-as-a-cellular-vehicle-for-malignant-glioma-gene-therapy
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Xiao-Jun Wang, Bing-Yu Xiang, Ya-Hui Ding, Lu Chen, Hai Zou, Xiao-Zhou Mou, Charlie Xiang
Despite many advances in conventional treatment strategies, there is no effective treatment modality for malignant gliomas. Gene therapy may offer a promising option for gliomas and several gene therapy approaches have shown anti-tumor efficiency in previous studies. Mesenchymal stem cell-based gene therapies, in which stem cells are genetically engineered to express therapeutic molecules, have shown tremendous potential because of their innate homing ability. In this study, human menstrual blood-derived MSCs (MenSC), a novel type of multipotential MSCs displays tropism for human malignant glioma when used as a gene delivery vehicle for therapeutics...
May 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504533/cue-integration-in-spatial-search-for-jointly-learned-landmarks-but-not-for-separately-learned-landmarks
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Yu Du, Neil McMillan, Christopher R Madan, Marcia L Spetch, Weimin Mou
The authors investigated how humans use multiple landmarks to locate a goal. Participants searched for a hidden goal location along a line between 2 distinct landmarks on a computer screen. On baseline trials, the location of the landmarks and goal varied, but the distance between each of the landmarks and the goal was held constant, with 1 landmark always closer to the goal. In Experiment 1, some baseline trials provided both landmarks, and some provided only 1 landmark. On probe trials, both landmarks were shifted apart relative to the previously learned goal location...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502303/-effect-of-metformin-on-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-rat-prolactinoma-mmq-cells-and-related-mechanisms
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Kai Jin, Lunliang Ruan, Jiujun Pu, Ailing Zhong, Fuchao Wang, Song Tan, Hua Huang, Jiamin Mou, Gang Yang
Objective To investigate the effect of metformin on the cell proliferation, cell cycle and apoptosis of rat prolactinoma MMQ cells in vitro and related molecular mechanisms. Methods The MMQ cells were treated with 1.25, 2.5, 5, 10, 20 mmol/L metformin for 48 hours. CCK-8 assay was used to assess the cell proliferation ability; flow cytometry was used to analyze the cell cycle distribution and apoptosis; Western blotting was performed to detect the expressions of AMPKα1/2, p-AMPKα, mTOR, p-mTOR, insulin like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R), ERK1/2, p-ERK1/2, AKT, p-AKT, P21, CDK4, cyclin D1, caspase-3, cleaved caspase-3(c-caspase-3), Bcl-2 and BAX...
May 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498933/preliminary-evaluation-of-discomfort-glare-from-organic-light-emitting-diode-and-edge-lit-light-emitting-diode-lighting-panels
#10
Xi Mou, Jean Paul Freyssinier, Nadarajah Narendran, John D Bullough
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498827/the-accuracy-of-the-spot-sign-and-the-blend-sign-for-predicting-hematoma-expansion-in-patients-with-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Jun Zheng, Zhiyuan Yu, Zhao Xu, Mou Li, Xiaoze Wang, Sen Lin, Hao Li, Chao You
BACKGROUND Hematoma expansion is associated with poor outcome in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) patients. The spot sign and the blend sign are reliable tools for predicting hematoma expansion in ICH patients. The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of the two signs in the prediction of hematoma expansion. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients with spontaneous ICH were screened for the presence of the computed tomography angiography (CTA) spot sign and the non-contrast CT (NCCT) blend sign within 6 hours after onset of symptoms...
May 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489425/tissue-specific-effects-of-estrogen-on-glycerol-channel-aquaporin-7-expression-in-an-ovariectomized-mouse-model-of-menopause
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B Jin, X Chen, L Xing, W Xu, X Fu, J Zhu, X Mou, Z Wang, J Shu
OBJECTIVE: Elevated fat mass and redistribution of body fat are commonly observed in postmenopausal women. Aquaporin 7 (AQP7), a unique glycerol permeable integral membrane protein, has been associated with the onset of obesity. We hypothesized that estrogen supplementation could counteract this fat accumulation and redistribution through tissue-specific modulation of AQP7. METHODS: We measured fat depot weight, adipocyte size, and the expression of AQP7 and glycerol kinase (GK) in visceral and subcutaneous fat tissues of ovariectomized mice supplemented with or without 17β-estradiol...
May 10, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485958/photoresponse-of-natural-van-der-waals-heterostructures
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Kyle Ray, Alexander E Yore, Tong Mou, Sauraj Jha, Kirby K H Smithe, Bin Wang, Eric Pop, A K M Newaz
Van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures consisting of two dimensional materials offer a platform to obtain material by design and are very attractive owing to unique electronic states. Research on 2D van der Waals heterostructures (vdWH) has so far been focused on fabricating individually stacked atomically thin unary or binary crystals. Such systems include graphene (Gr), hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) and member of the transition metal dichalcogenides family. Here we present our experimental study of the opto-electronic properties of a naturally occurring vdWH, known as Franckeite, which is a complex layered crystal composed of lead, tin, antimony, iron and sulfur...
May 9, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481900/yaws-resurgence-in-bankim-cameroon-the-relative-effectiveness-of-different-means-of-detection-in-rural-communities
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Alphonse Um Boock, Paschal Kum Awah, Ferdinand Mou, Mark Nichter
BACKGROUND: Yaws is an infectious, debilitating and disfiguring disease of poverty that mainly affects children in rural communities in tropical areas. In Cameroon, mass-treatment campaigns carried out in the 1950s reduced yaws to such low levels that it was presumed the disease was eradicated. In 2010, an epidemiological study in Bankim Health District detected 29 cases of yaws. Five different means of detecting yaws in clinical and community settings were initiated in Bankim over the following five years...
May 8, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474373/angiopoietin-1-and-angiopoietin-2-protect-porcine-iliac-endothelial-cells-from-human-antibody-mediated-complement-dependent-cytotoxicity-through-phosphatidylinositide-3-kinase-akt-pathway-activation
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Hanchao Gao, Pengfei Chen, Ling Wei, Jia Xu, Lu Liu, Yanli Zhao, Hidetaka Hara, Dengke Pan, Zesong Li, David K C Cooper, Zhiming Cai, Lisha Mou
Cytokines play crucial roles in inflammation, but their role in xenotransplantation remains elusive. We assessed the role of several cytokines using an in vitro model of human antibody-mediated complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC). Recombinant human angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) protected porcine iliac endothelial cells (PIECs) from human antibody-mediated CDC. Interestingly, human angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) had a similar protective effect on PIECs. By flow cytometry analysis, the extent of human IgM and IgG binding to PIECs did not decrease when PIECs were exposed to Ang-1/Ang-2...
May 5, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472780/effects-of-microrna-19b-on-airway-remodeling-airway-inflammation-and-degree-of-oxidative-stress-by-targeting-tslp-through-the-stat3-signaling-pathway-in-a-mouse-model-of-asthma
#16
Ling Ye, Yan Mou, Jian Wang, Mei-Ling Jin
This study explored the effects of microRNA-19b (miR-19b) on airway remodeling, airway inflammation, and degree of oxidative stress in a mouse model of asthma. Bioinformatics analyses and dual luciferase reporter gene assays revealed that thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) is a direct target of miR-19b. An asthma model was established via ovalbumin (OVA) sensitization and challenge in 72 female BALB/c mice. Mice were then assigned to saline, OVA-sensitized, saline+miR-19b mimics, saline+anti-TSLP, OVA-sensitized+miR-19b mimics, OVA-sensitized+mimics scramble, OVA-sensitized+anti-TSLP, and OVA-sensitized+IgG2a groups...
April 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471112/immune-recovery-after-fluid-resuscitation-in-rats-with-severe-hemorrhagic-shock
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Feng Yao, Yuan-Qiang Lu, Jiu-Kun Jiang, Lin-Hui Gu, Han-Zhou Mou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of resuscitation with normal saline (NS), hypertonic saline (HTS), and hydroxyethyl starch (HES) on regulatory T cells (Tregs), helper T 1 (Th1)/Th2 and cytotoxic T 1 (Tc1)/Tc2 profiles in the treatment of hemorrhagic shock. METHODS: Rats subjected to severe hemorrhagic shock were resuscitated for 30 min with NS (n=8), HTS (n=8), or HES (n=8); sham (n=8) and naive control (n=8) groups were used for comparison. Following fluid resuscitation, the whole shed blood was reinfused for 30 min, and the rats were observed with continuous hemodynamic monitoring for 120 min...
May 2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469775/melatonin-promoted-renal-regeneration-in-folic-acid-induced-acute-kidney-injury-via-inhibiting-nucleocytoplasmic-translocation-of-hmgb1-in-tubular-epithelial-cells
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Fengming Zhu, Octavia Ls Chong Lee Shin, Huzi Xu, Zhi Zhao, Guangchang Pei, Zhizhi Hu, Juan Yang, Yanchao Guo, Jingyi Mou, Jie Sun, Han Zhu, Yuxi Wang, Meng Wang, Qian Yang, Wenhui Liao, Gang Xu, Rui Zeng, Ying Yao
Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine), a circadian-regulating hormone, has been reported to exert a protective role during acute kidney injury (AKI) induced by renal ischemia-reperfusion injury (I/R). High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is a novel member of the damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) family, and has been verified to be an inflammatory cytokine mediating AKI induced by I/R and cisplatin. However, the effect of melatonin on HMGB1, as well as the relationship of these two with folic acid induced AKI are elusive...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464575/-laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-report-of-233-cases-by-a-single-team
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W W Jin, X W Xu, Y P Mou, Y C Zhou, R C Zhang, J F Yan, J Y Zhou, C J Huang, C Lu
Objective: To summary the experience of 233 cases of laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD) performed by a single surgical team. Methods: Data of patients undergoing LPD from September 2012 to October 2016 were reviewed. There were 145 males and 88 females with the mean age of(60.3±13.0)years old, ranging from 19 to 92 years old, and the mean body mass index of (22.8±3.5)kg/m(2,) ranging from 16.3 to 36.8 kg/m(2). There were 195 patients with clinical manifestation and 54 patients who had the history of abdominal surgery...
May 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462511/altered-expression-of-enos-prostacyclin-synthase-prostaglandin-g-h-synthase-and-thromboxane-synthase-in-porcine-aortic-endothelial-cells-after-exposure-to-human-serum-relevance-to-xenotransplantation
#20
Pengfei Chen, Hanchao Gao, Ying Lu, Huirong Nie, Zhaoming Liu, Yu Zhao, Nana Fan, Qingjian Zou, Yifan Dai, Aifa Tang, Hidetaka Hara, Zhiming Cai, David K C Cooper, Liangxue Lai, Lisha Mou
Under normal conditions, the activity of platelets is stringently and precisely balanced between activation and quiescent state. This guarantees rapid hemostasis and avoids uncontrolled thrombosis. However, excessive platelet activation and resulting thrombotic microangiopathy are frequently observed in pig-to-primate xenotransplantation models. Endothelium-derived inhibitory mechanisms play an important role in regulation of platelet activation. These mainly include nitric oxide (NO), prostacyclin PGI2 , and adenosine, which are synthesized by endothelial NO synthases (eNOS), prostacyclin synthase, and CD39/CD73, respectively...
April 29, 2017: Cell Biology International
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