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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098258/unidirectional-invisibility-induced-by-parity-time-symmetric-circuit
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Bo Lv, Jiahui Fu, Bian Wu, Rujiang Li, Qingsheng Zeng, Xinhua Yin, Qun Wu, Lei Gao, Wan Chen, Zhefei Wang, Zhiming Liang, Ao Li, Ruyu Ma
Parity-time (PT) symmetric structures present the unidirectional invisibility at the spontaneous PT-symmetry breaking point. In this paper, we propose a PT-symmetric circuit consisting of a resistor and a microwave tunnel diode (TD) which represent the attenuation and amplification, respectively. Based on the scattering matrix method, the circuit can exhibit an ideal unidirectional performance at the spontaneous PT-symmetry breaking point by tuning the transmission lines between the lumped elements. Additionally, the resistance of the reactance component can alter the bandwidth of the unidirectional invisibility flexibly...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067040/large-pore-3-d-cubic-mesoporous-kit-6-hybrid-bearing-hard-soft-donor-combined-ligand-for-enhancing-u-vi-capture-an-experimental-and-theoretical-investigation
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Li-Yong Yuan, Lin Zhu, Chengliang Xiao, Qun-Yan Wu, Nan Zhang, Ji-Pan Yu, Zhifang Chai, Wei-Qun Shi
The preorganized tetradentate phenanthrolineamide (DAPhen) ligand with hard-soft donors combined in the same molecule has been found to possess high extraction ability towards actinides over lanthanides from acidic aqueous solution in our previous work. Herein, we grafted phenanthrolineamide groups onto a large pore three-dimensional (3-D) cubic silica support by the reaction of DAPhen siloxane with KIT-6 substrate to prepare a novel uranium-selective sorbent, KIT-6-DAPhen. The as-synthesized sorbent was well characterized by SEM, HRTEM, N2 adsorption/desorption, XRD, FT-IR, 13C CP/MAS NMR, and TGA techniques, which confirmed the consummation of the functionalization...
January 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056840/rapid-increase-of-scrub-typhus-incidence-in-guangzhou-southern-china-2006-2014
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Ye Sun, Yue-Hong Wei, Yang Yang, Yu Ma, Sake J de Vlas, Hong-Wu Yao, Yong Huang, Mai-Juan Ma, Kun Liu, Xiao-Ning Li, Xin-Lou Li, Wen-Hui Zhang, Li-Qun Fang, Zhi-Cong Yang, Wu-Chun Cao
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, scrub typhus (ST) has been emerging or re-emerging in some areas of Asia, including Guangzhou, one of the most affected endemic areas of ST in China. METHODS: Based on the data on all cases reported in Guangzhou from 2006 to 2014, we characterized the epidemiological features, and identified environmental determinants for the spatial distribution of ST using a panel negative binomial model. RESULTS: A total of 4821 scrub typhus cases were reported in Guangzhou during 2006-2014...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056197/transarterial-embolization-with-or-without-chemotherapy-what-should-be-the-indication-for-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jian-Hong Zhong, Jun-Tao Tan, Li-Qun Li, Wen-Shu Wu, Chang Zhao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988396/total-sesquiterpene-lactones-prepared-from-inula-helenium-l-has-potentials-in-prevention-and-therapy-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Shuang Gao, Qun Wang, Xin-Hui Tian, Hui-Liang Li, Yun-Heng Shen, Xi-Ke Xu, Guo-Zhen Wu, Zhen-Lin Hu, Wei-Dong Zhang
BACKGROUNDS: Inula helenium L. is an herb with anti-inflammatory properties. Sesquiterpene lactones (SLs), mainly alantolactone (AL) and isoalantolactone (IAL), are considered as its active ingredients. However, the anti-inflammatory effects of SL-containing extracts of I. helenium have not been explored. Here we prepared total SLs from I. helenium (TSL-IHL), analyzed its chemical constituents, and performed cellular and animal studies to evaluate its anti-inflammatory activities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The chemical profile of TSL-IHL was analyzed by HPLC-UV...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978435/an-e3%C3%A2-ubiquitin-ligase-bag-protein-module-controls-plant-innate-immunity-and-broad-spectrum-disease-resistance
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Quanyuan You, Keran Zhai, Donglei Yang, Weibing Yang, Jingni Wu, Junzhong Liu, Wenbo Pan, Jianjun Wang, Xudong Zhu, Yikun Jian, Jiyun Liu, Yingying Zhang, Yiwen Deng, Qun Li, Yonggen Lou, Qi Xie, Zuhua He
Programmed cell death (PCD) and immunity in plants are tightly controlled to promote antimicrobial defense while preventing autoimmunity. However, the mechanisms contributing to this immune homeostasis are poorly understood. Here, we isolated a rice mutant ebr1 (enhanced blight and blast resistance 1) that shows enhanced broad-spectrum bacterial and fungal disease resistance, but displays spontaneous PCD, autoimmunity, and stunted growth. EBR1 encodes an E3 ubiquitin ligase that interacts with OsBAG4, which belongs to the BAG (Bcl-2-associated athanogene) family that functions in cell death, growth arrest, and immune responses in mammals...
December 14, 2016: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936289/anisotropic-change-in-the-magnetic-susceptibility-of-a-dynamic-single-crystal-of-a-cobalt-ii-complex
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Zi-Shuo Yao, Shu-Qi Wu, Yasutaka Kitagawa, Sheng-Qun Su, You-Gui Huang, Guo-Ling Li, Zhong-Hai Ni, Hiroyuki Nojiri, Yoshihito Shiota, Kazunari Yoshizawa, Soonchul Kang, Shinji Kanegawa, Osamu Sato
Atypically anisotropic and large changes in magnetic susceptibility, along with a change in crystalline shape, were observed in a Co(II) complex at near room temperature. This was achieved by combining oxalate molecules, acting as rotor, and a Co(II) ion with unquenched orbital angular momentum. A thermally controlled 90° rotation of the oxalate counter anion triggered a symmetry-breaking ferroelastic phase transition, accompanied by contraction-expansion behavior (ca. 4.5 %) along the long axis of a rod-like single crystal...
December 9, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936192/insecticidal-activity-of-melaleuca-alternifolia-essential-oil-and-rna-seq-analysis-of-sitophilus-zeamais-transcriptome-in-response-to-oil-fumigation
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Min Liao, Jin-Jing Xiao, Li-Jun Zhou, Yang Liu, Xiang-Wei Wu, Ri-Mao Hua, Gui-Rong Wang, Hai-Qun Cao
BACKGROUND: The cereal weevil, Sitophilus zeamais is one of the most destructive pests of stored cereals worldwide. Frequent use of fumigants for managing stored-product insects has led to the development of resistance in insects. Essential oils from aromatic plants including the tea oil plant, Melaleuca alternifolia may provide environmentally friendly alternatives to currently used pest control agents. However, little is known about molecular events involved in stored-product insects in response to plant essential oil fumigation...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923879/orosomucoid-proteins-interact-with-the-small-subunit-of-serine-palmitoyltransferase-and-contribute-to-sphingolipid-homeostasis-and-stress-responses-in-arabidopsis
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Jian Li, Jian Yin, Chan Rong, Kai-En Li, Jian-Xin Wu, Li-Qun Huang, Hong-Yun Zeng, Sunil Kumar Sahu, Nan Yao
Serine palmitoyltransferase (SPT), a pyridoxyl-5'-phosphate-dependent enzyme, catalyzes the first and rate-limiting step in sphingolipid biosynthesis. In humans and yeast, orosomucoid proteins (ORMs) negatively regulate SPT and thus play an important role in maintaining sphingolipid levels. Despite the importance of sphingoid intermediates as bioactive molecules, the regulation of sphingolipid biosynthesis through SPT is not well understood in plants. Here, we identified and characterized the Arabidopsis thaliana ORMs, ORM1 and ORM2...
December 6, 2016: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921368/competing-mechanisms-in-the-acetaldehyde-functionalization-of-positively-charged-hydrogenated-silicene
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Li-Kun Yang, Xia-Guang Zhang, Fang-Zu Yang, De-Yin Wu, Xiang-Yang Liu, Zhong-Qun Tian
Density functional theory calculations were used to elucidate the mechanism of the addition reaction of acetaldehyde to positively charged hydrogenated silicene (H-silicene). We found that the positively charged H-silicene plane could be partially restructured to form a vacant Si site, which enabled an additional nucleophilic addition reaction. After attachment of the acetaldehyde molecule to the H-silicene plane, two competing pathways were found to be involved in the hydrogen-abstraction process: a random-reaction mechanism and a chain-reaction mechanism...
December 6, 2016: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920236/the-efficacy-of-recombinant-fviii-low-dose-prophylaxis-in-chinese-pediatric-patients-with-severe-hemophilia-a-a-retrospective-analysis-from-the-recare-study
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Wanru Yao, Juan Xiao, Xiaoling Cheng, Guoshuang Feng, Changgang Li, Xinsheng Zhang, Qun Hu, Weiqun Xu, Jing Sun, Renchi Yang, Xiaojing Li, Rongfu Zhou, Shimei Lian, Jian Gu, Junde Wu, Yongqiang Zhao, Runhui Wu
OBJECTIVE: This study explores the efficacy of recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII) low-dose prophylaxis in Chinese pediatric patients with severe hemophilia A from the Retrospective Study in Chinese Pediatric Hemophilia A Patients With rFVIII Contained Regular Prophylaxis (ReCARE) population. METHODS: This is additional analysis of the multicenter, retrospective ReCARE study, in which the annual bleeding rate (ABR), annual joint bleeding rate (AJBR), and safety of >12-week, low dose (10-30 IU/kg/wk) rFVIII prophylaxis divided into primary, secondary, and tertiary groups based on the joint status and joint bleeding history were analyzed...
December 5, 2016: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919852/prognosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-bile-duct-tumor-thrombus-after-r0-resection-a-matched-study
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Ding-Ding Wang, Li-Qun Wu, Zu-Sen Wang
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with bile duct tumor thrombus (BDTT) is rare. The present study aimed to determine post-surgical prognoses in HCC patients with BDTT, as outcomes are currently unclear. METHODS: We compared the prognoses of 110 HCC patients without BDTT (group A) to 22 cases with BDTT (group B). The two groups were matched in age, gender, tumor etiology, size, number, portal vascular invasion, and TNM stage. Additionally, 28 HCC patients with BDTT were analyzed to identify prognostic risk factors...
December 2016: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916955/multi-residue-analysis-of-pesticide-residues-in-crude-pollens-by-uplc-ms-ms
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Zhou Tong, Yan-Can Wu, Qiong-Qiong Liu, Yan-Hong Shi, Li-Jun Zhou, Zhen-Yu Liu, Lin-Sheng Yu, Hai-Qun Cao
A multi-residue method for the determination of 54 pesticide residues in pollens has been developed and validated. The proposed method was applied to the analysis of 48 crude pollen samples collected from eight provinces of China. The recovery of analytes ranged from 60% to 136% with relative standard deviations (RSDs) below 30%. Of the 54 targeted compounds, 19 pesticides were detected. The major detection rates of each compound were 77.1% for carbendazim, 58.3% for fenpropathrin, 56.3% for chlorpyrifos, 50...
December 1, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910959/acute-effects-of-nitrogen-dioxide-on-cardiovascular-mortality-in-beijing-an-exploration-of-spatial-heterogeneity-and-the-district-specific-predictors
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Kai Luo, Runkui Li, Wenjing Li, Zongshuang Wang, Xinming Ma, Ruiming Zhang, Xin Fang, Zhenglai Wu, Yang Cao, Qun Xu
The exploration of spatial variation and predictors of the effects of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) on fatal health outcomes is still sparse. In a multilevel case-crossover study in Beijing, China, we used mixed Cox proportional hazard model to examine the citywide effects and conditional logistic regression to evaluate the district-specific effects of NO2 on cardiovascular mortality. District-specific predictors that could be related to the spatial pattern of NO2 effects were examined by robust regression models...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904693/berberine-upregulates-mir-22-3p-to-suppress-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-proliferation-by-targeting-sp1
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Jie Chen, Fei-Xiang Wu, Hong-Lin Luo, Jun-Jie Liu, Tao Luo, Tao Bai, Le-Qun Li, Xiao-Hui Fan
MicroRNA-22-3p (miR-22-3p) is downregulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which contributes to the development and progression of HCC. In this study, berberine treatment upregulated miR-22-3p expression in HepG2 cells. Therefore, we investigated whether berberine suppresses the proliferation of HCC cells and explored the underlying mechanism. The HCC HepG2 cell line was treated with a gradient of berberine concentrations (0-300 μM) for 48 h, and 100 μM berberine inhibited cell growth at 24 h. The HepG2 cells were then incubated with 100 μM berberine for 0-48 h, and after treatment for 24 h, berberine markedly suppressed HepG2 cell growth and significantly upregulated miR-22-3p expression...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899915/novel-h7n2-and-h5n6-avian-influenza-a-viruses-in-sentinel-chickens-a-sentinel-chicken-surveillance-study
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Teng Zhao, Yan-Hua Qian, Shan-Hui Chen, Guo-Lin Wang, Meng-Na Wu, Yong Huang, Guang-Yuan Ma, Li-Qun Fang, Gregory C Gray, Bing Lu, Yi-Gang Tong, Mai-Juan Ma, Wu-Chun Cao
In 2014, a sentinel chicken surveillance for avian influenza viruses was conducted in aquatic bird habitat near Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province, China. Two H7N2, one H5N6, and two H9N2 viruses were isolated. Sequence analysis revealed that the H7N2 virus is a novel reassortant of H7N9 and H9N2 viruses and H5N6 virus is a reassortant of H5N1 clade 2.3.4 and H6N6 viruses. Substitutions V186 and L226 (H3 numbering) in the hemagglutinin (HA) gene protein was found in two H7N2 viruses but not in the H5N6 virus. Two A138 and A160 mutations were identified in the HA gene protein of all three viruses but a P128 mutation was only observed in the H5N6 virus...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897265/mutations-in-acetylcholinesterase2-ace2-increase-the-insensitivity-of-acetylcholinesterase-to-fosthiazate-in-the-root-knot-nematode-meloidogyne-incognita
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Wen-Kun Huang, Qin-Song Wu, Huan Peng, Ling-An Kong, Shi-Ming Liu, Hua-Qun Yin, Ru-Qiang Cui, Li-Ping Zhan, Jiang-Kuan Cui, De-Liang Peng
The root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita causes severe damage to continuously cropping vegetables. The control of this nematode relies heavily on organophosphate nematicides in China. Here, we described resistance to the organophosphate nematicide fosthiazate in a greenhouse-collected resistant population (RP) and a laboratory susceptible population (SP) of M. incognita. Fosthiazate was 2.74-fold less toxic to nematodes from RP than that from SP. Quantitative real-time PCR revealed that the acetylcholinesterase2 (ace2) transcription level in the RP was significantly higher than that in the SP...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895748/serum-mir-300-as-a-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarker-in-osteosarcoma
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Jian-Dong Liu, Qun Xin, Chun-Sheng Tao, Pei-Feng Sun, Peng Xu, Bing Wu, Liang Qu, Shu-Zhong Li
In order to determine whether microRNA (miR)-300 is a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker in osteosarcoma, the miR-300 levels in serum of 114 osteosarcoma patients and 114 healthy controls were compared, followed by serum analysis of the differences between the pre-operative and post-operative sera of these osteosarcoma patients. It was observed that the concentration levels of miR-300 in the serum of osteosarcoma patients was significantly higher than those in the serum of healthy controls (P<0.01). Furthermore, the concentration levels of miR-300 in the post-operative serum were significantly reduced when compared with the pre-operative serum levels (P<0...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895587/vitamin-d-signaling-through-induction-of-paneth-cell-defensins-maintains-gut-microbiota-and-improves-metabolic-disorders-and-hepatic-steatosis-in-animal-models
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Danmei Su, Yuanyang Nie, Airu Zhu, Zishuo Chen, Pengfei Wu, Li Zhang, Mei Luo, Qun Sun, Linbi Cai, Yuchen Lai, Zhixiong Xiao, Zhongping Duan, Sujun Zheng, Guihui Wu, Richard Hu, Hidekazu Tsukamoto, Aurelia Lugea, Zhenqui Liu, Stephen J Pandol, Yuan-Ping Han
Metabolic syndrome (MetS), characterized as obesity, insulin resistance, and non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD), is associated with vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency in epidemiological studies, while the underlying mechanism is poorly addressed. On the other hand, disorder of gut microbiota, namely dysbiosis, is known to cause MetS and NAFLD. It is also known that systemic inflammation blocks insulin signaling pathways, leading to insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, which are the driving force for hepatic steatosis...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857710/the-two-component-system-rsrs-rsrr-regulates-the-tetrathionate-intermediate-pathway-for-thiosulfate-oxidation-in-acidithiobacillus-caldus
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Zhao-Bao Wang, Ya-Qing Li, Jian-Qun Lin, Xin Pang, Xiang-Mei Liu, Bing-Qiang Liu, Rui Wang, Cheng-Jia Zhang, Yan Wu, Jian-Qiang Lin, Lin-Xu Chen
Acidithiobacillus caldus (A. caldus) is a common bioleaching bacterium that possesses a sophisticated and highly efficient inorganic sulfur compound metabolism network. Thiosulfate, a central intermediate in the sulfur metabolism network of A. caldus and other sulfur-oxidizing microorganisms, can be metabolized via the tetrathionate intermediate (S4I) pathway catalyzed by thiosulfate:quinol oxidoreductase (Tqo or DoxDA) and tetrathionate hydrolase (TetH). In A. caldus, there is an additional two-component system called RsrS-RsrR...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
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