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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453571/effect-of-shenmai-injection-on-preventing-the-development-of-nitroglycerin-induced-tolerance-in-rats
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Qian Zhou, Yan Sun, Wangxiao Tan, Xiao Liu, Yuchen Qian, Xianghui Ma, Ting Wang, Xiaoying Wang, Xiumei Gao
Long-term nitroglycerin (NTG) therapy causes tolerance to its effects attributing to increased oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction. Shenmai injection (SMI), which is clinically used to treat cardiovascular diseases, consists of two herbal medicines, Ginseng Rubra and Ophiopogonjaponicas, and is reported to have antioxidant effects. The present study was designed to investigate the potential preventive effects of Shenmai injection on development of nitroglycerin-induced tolerance. The present study involves both in vivo and in vitro experiments to investigate nitroglycerin-induced tolerance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449504/malignant-pheochromocytoma-in-the-anterior-mediastinum-with-sternal-invasion-a-case-report
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Mingzhi Song, Kebin Sun, Tian Xia, Lei Zhou, Yangyang Li, Zhe Sun, Yuchi Zhang, Xianbin Zhang, Ran Sun, Bo Chen, Qingwei Tan
Pheochromocytomas are catecholamine-producing neuroendocrine tumors that usually occur in the adrenal medulla or sympathetic paraganglia. Anterior mediastinum involvement with pheochromocytoma is rare and may not present with typical symptoms. Its clinical manifestation may be unclear and a high index of suspicion is required for accurate diagnosis. We report a rare case of pheochromocytoma of the anterior mediastinum in a 51-year-old female. A painful hard mass on the sternum was the only clinical manifestation...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447084/one-pot-formation-of-hydrazide-macrocycles-with-modified-cavities-an-example-of-ph-sensitive-unimolecular-cation-channels
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Pengyang Xin, Si Tan, Yonghui Sun, Qiaojv Ren, Wenpei Dong, Jingjing Guo, Tao Jiang, Chang-Po Chen
A series of pH-sensitive, cation-selective hydrazide macrocyclic channels have been synthesized. The macrocyclic channels bear multiple carboxyls in the inner cavity, which have a significant impact on their membrane-incorporation ability and NH4(+) transport activity. Moreover, the K(+)/Cl(-) selectivities of the macrocyclic channels can be tuned by the pH value of the electrolyte.
April 27, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441547/phthalate-exposure-even-below-us-epa-reference-doses-was-associated-with-semen-quality-and-reproductive-hormones-prospective-marhcs-study-in-general-population
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Qing Chen, Huan Yang, Niya Zhou, Lei Sun, Huaqiong Bao, Lu Tan, Hongqiang Chen, Xi Ling, Guowei Zhang, Linping Huang, Lianbing Li, Mingfu Ma, Hao Yang, Xiaogang Wang, Peng Zou, Kaige Peng, Taixiu Liu, Xiefei Shi, Dejian Feng, Ziyuan Zhou, Lin Ao, Zhihong Cui, Jia Cao
BACKGROUND: Environment-Protection-Agency Reference Doses (EPA RfDs) for phthalate intakes are based on limited evidence, especially regarding low-dose male-reproductive toxicity. This study investigates the association between phthalate exposure and semen parameters and reproductive hormones in a general population with low phthalate exposure compared to the EPA RfDs. METHODS: The MARHCS (Male-Reproductive-Health-in-Chongqing-College-Students) cohort recruited 796 male students, who experienced a relocation of campuses and shifting environmental exposure...
April 22, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439654/imaging-based-surrogate-markers-of-transcriptome-subclasses-and-signatures-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-preliminary-results
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Bachir Taouli, Yujin Hoshida, Suguru Kakite, Xintong Chen, Poh Seng Tan, Xiaochen Sun, Shingo Kihira, Kensuke Kojima, Sara Toffanin, M Isabel Fiel, Hadassa Hirschfield, Mathilde Wagner, Josep M Llovet
OBJECTIVES: In this preliminary study, we examined whether imaging-based phenotypes are associated with reported predictive gene signatures in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Thirty-eight patients (M/F 30/8, mean age 61 years) who underwent pre-operative CT or MR imaging before surgery as well as transcriptome profiling were included in this IRB-approved single-centre retrospective study. Eleven qualitative and four quantitative imaging traits (size, enhancement ratios, wash-out ratio, tumour-to-liver contrast ratios) were assessed by three observers and were correlated with 13 previously reported HCC gene signatures using logistic regression analysis...
April 24, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439030/epithelial-ezh2-serves-as-an-epigenetic-determinant-in-experimental-colitis-by-inhibiting-tnf%C3%AE-mediated-inflammation-and-apoptosis
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Yongfeng Liu, Junjie Peng, Tongyu Sun, Ni Li, Le Zhang, Jiale Ren, Huairui Yuan, Shan Kan, Qiang Pan, Xiang Li, Yufeng Ding, Min Jiang, Xiaoji Cong, Minjia Tan, Yushui Ma, Da Fu, Sanjun Cai, Yichuan Xiao, Xiaoming Wang, Jun Qin
Epithelial barrier disruption is a major cause of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); however, the mechanism through which epigenetic regulation modulates intestinal epithelial integrity remains largely undefined. Here we show that EZH2, the catalytic subunit of polycomb repressive complex (PRC2), is indispensable for maintaining epithelial cell barrier integrity and homeostasis under inflammatory conditions. In accordance with reduced EZH2 expression in patients, the inactivation of EZH2 in IECs sensitizes mice to DSS- and TNBS-induced experimental colitis...
April 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433711/mdh2-is-an-rna-binding-protein-involved-in-downregulation-of-sodium-channel-scn1a-expression-under-seizure-condition
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Yong-Hong Chen, Shu-Jing Liu, Mei-Mei Gao, Tao Zeng, Guo-Wang Lin, Na-Na Tan, Hui-Ling Tang, Ping Lu, Tao Su, Wei-Wen Sun, Long-Chang Xie, Yong-Hong Yi, Yue-Sheng Long
Voltage-gated sodium channel α-subunit type I (NaV1.1, encoded by SCN1A gene) plays a critical role in the excitability of brain. Downregulation of SCN1A expression is associated with epilepsy, a common neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. Here we reveal a novel role of malate dehydrogenase 2 (MDH2) in the posttanscriptional regulation of SCN1A expression under seizure condition. We identified that MDH2 was an RNA binding protein that could bind two of the four conserved regions in the 3' UTRs of SCN1A...
April 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431953/cryostored-autologous-skull-bone-for-cranioplasty-a-study-on-cranial-bone-flaps-viability-and-microbial-contamination-after-deep-frozen-storage-at-80%C3%A2-c
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David Yuen Chung Chan, Yi Tan Mok, Ping Kuen Lam, Cindy See Wai Tong, Stephanie Chi Ping Ng, Tin Fung David Sun, Wai Sang Poon
Craniectomy is a life-saving procedure. Subsequent cranioplasty with autologous skull bone has a bone resorption rate from 4% to 22.8% and an infection rate from 3.3% to 26%. There are concerns with their viability and the potential microbial contamination as they were explanted for a long period of time. Eighteen cranial bone flaps stored at Prince of Wales Hospital Skull Bone Bank during the period from June 2011 to March 2016 were identified. Ethics approval was obtained. Bone chips and deep bone swabs were collected for osteoblast culture and microbial culture...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430117/fluvastatin-therapy-could-not-decrease-progression-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-non-valvular-disease-patients
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Qiang Tan, Shuangyue Zhang, Xiaoyi Zou, Jun Zhao, Jia Hao, Qian Sun
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate whether fluvastatin therapy could decrease the probability of atrial fibrillation (AF) progression from paroxysmal AF to permanent AF and decrease the recurrence frequency of AF. METHODS: Analyses were performed using two-tailed Student's t test or Mann-Whitney U tests. Categorical variables were compared with the χ2 statistics or Fisher's exact test. Patients with paroxysmal AF were randomized case-control, prospective into either the fluvastatin group (n=61) or control group (n=57)...
April 10, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429905/maintenance-vitamin-d3-dosage-requirements-in-chinese-women-with-post-menopausal-osteoporosis-living-in-the-tropics
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Yogeswari Venugopal, Sharifah F Wan Muhamad Hatta, Nurbazlin Musa, Siti Abdul Rahman, Jeyakantha Ratnasingam, Sharmila Sunita Paramasivam, Lee Ling Lim, Luqman Ibrahim, Karen Choong, Alexander Tb Tan, Karuthan Chinna, Siew Pheng Chan, Shireene R Vethakkan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) dose required to maintain sufficiency in non- Caucasian women with postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO) inthe tropics has not been well studied. Some guidelines mandate 800-1000 IU vitamin D/day but the Endocrine Society (US) advocates 1500-2000 IU/day to maintain 25-hydroxyvitamin-D (25(OH)D) concentration at >75 nmol/L. We aimed to establish oral cholecalciferol dose required to maintain 25(OH)D concentration at >75 nmol/L in PMO Chinese Malaysian women, postulating lower dose requirements amongst light-skinned subjects in the tropics...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427235/catan-ionic-hybrid-lipidic-nano-carriers-for-enhanced-bioavailability-and-anti-tumor-efficacy-of-chemodrugs
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Bilin Liu, Dan He, Jianyong Wu, Quan Sun, Mi Zhang, Qunyou Tan, Yao Li, Jingqing Zhang
To date there has not been any report on catan-ionic hybrid lipidic nano-carriers, let alone a report on applying them to deliver insoluble anti-tumor drugs. Catan-ionic hybrid lipidic nano-carriers containing curcumin (CUR-C-HLN) inherit the merits of catan-ionic systems, hybrid lipidic systems and nano-structured carriers (the second-generation substitute of solid lipidic nano-systems). Catan-ionic surfactants increased microvesicle stabilization by producing unordered isometric clusters, enhanced absorptive amount as an inhibitor of enzyme and protein, improved tumor accumulation by cellular endocytosis and membranous fusion; hybrid lipids helped to obtain high drug content and low leakage by forming a less-organized matrix arrangement...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426050/expanding-the-morphology-library-of-block-copolymer-self-assemblies-with-clews-of-tubules
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Xiao-Li Sun, Dong-Ming Liu, Pan Wang, Jia-Lin Tan, Kang-Kang Li, Li Deng, Wen-Ming Wan
The morphology library of block copolymer (BCP) self-assemblies is limited, especially as far as tubular structures are concerned. Here, the morphology of clews of tubules is discovered for the first time by self-assembly of P4VP-b-PS BCPs with both high asymmetry and very high molecular weight, which successfully expands the morphology library of BCP self-assemblies.
April 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426003/a-temperate-rocky-super-earth-transiting-a-nearby-cool-star
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Jason A Dittmann, Jonathan M Irwin, David Charbonneau, Xavier Bonfils, Nicola Astudillo-Defru, Raphaëlle D Haywood, Zachory K Berta-Thompson, Elisabeth R Newton, Joseph E Rodriguez, Jennifer G Winters, Thiam-Guan Tan, Jose-Manuel Almenara, François Bouchy, Xavier Delfosse, Thierry Forveille, Christophe Lovis, Felipe Murgas, Francesco Pepe, Nuno C Santos, Stephane Udry, Anaël Wünsche, Gilbert A Esquerdo, David W Latham, Courtney D Dressing
M dwarf stars, which have masses less than 60 per cent that of the Sun, make up 75 per cent of the population of the stars in the Galaxy. The atmospheres of orbiting Earth-sized planets are observationally accessible via transmission spectroscopy when the planets pass in front of these stars. Statistical results suggest that the nearest transiting Earth-sized planet in the liquid-water, habitable zone of an M dwarf star is probably around 10.5 parsecs away. A temperate planet has been discovered orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest M dwarf, but it probably does not transit and its true mass is unknown...
April 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424986/extremely-giant-liver-hemangioma-50%C3%A2-cm-with-kasabach-merritt-syndrome
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Zhiying Yang, Haidong Tan, Xiaolei Liu, Yongliang Sun
A 33-year-old male has been found with a giant liver hemangioma of initial size 29 cm for 5 years. He received arterial embolization twice in order to shrink the tumor; however, no effect was obtained. The tumor had rapidly grown to 50 cm and caused abnormalities in the hematological and coagulative systems. Preoperative computed tomography revealed that the right hepatic vein, right hepatic artery, and right portal vein were not involved by the hemangioma. Resection of the giant liver hemangioma was successfully performed after intraoperative intentional bloodletting with concurrent blood salvage...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422981/qtl-analysis-and-dissection-of-panicle-components-in-rice-using-advanced-backcross-populations-derived-from-oryza-sativa-cultivars-hr1128-and-nipponbare
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Zhizhong Sun, Xiaoling Yin, Jia Ding, Dong Yu, Miao Hu, Xuewu Sun, Yanning Tan, Xiabing Sheng, Ling Liu, Yi Mo, Ning Ouyang, Beibei Jiang, Guilong Yuan, Meijuan Duan, Dingyang Yuan, Jun Fang
Panicle traits are among the most important agronomic characters which directly relate to yield in rice. Grain number (GN), panicle length (PL), primary branch number (PBN), and secondary branch number (SBN) are the major components of rice panicle structure, and are all controlled by quantitative trait loci (QTLs). In our research, four advanced backcross overlapping populations (BIL152, BIL196a, BIL196b, and BIL196b-156) carrying introgressed segments from chromosome 6 were derived from an indica/japonica cross that used the super-hybrid rice restorer line HR1128 and the international sequenced japonica cultivar 'Nipponbare' as the donor and recurrent parents, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422442/effect-of-hepatitis-b-virus-subgenotype-on-antiviral-response-in-nucleoside-treated-hepatitis-b-e-antigen-positive-patients
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Sheng Shen, Xieer Liang, Kamal Hamed, Yasuhito Tanaka, Katsumi Omagari, Rong Fan, Qing Xie, Deming Tan, Bin Zhou, Ji-Dong Jia, Jinlin Hou, Jian Sun
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have reported that hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotype is not a predictor of treatment response with nucleos(t)ide analogue (NUC) therapy. However, the impact of subgenotype on treatment response is unknown. AIM: To identify the effect of HBV subgenotype on treatment response. METHODS: In this retrospective study, the derivation dataset comprised patients from the EFFORT study (NCT00962533) telbivudine monotherapy group; patients infected with genotypes B or C from the GLOBE (NCT00057265) and 015 (NCT00131742) studies formed the validation dataset...
April 19, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420192/thioredoxin-interacting-protein-mediates-apoptosis-in-early-brain-injury-after-subarachnoid-haemorrhage
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Qing Zhao, Xudong Che, Hongxia Zhang, Guanping Tan, Liu Liu, Dengzhi Jiang, Jun Zhao, Xiang Xiang, Xiaochuan Sun, Zhaohui He
Early brain injury (EBI) is considered to be the major factor associated with high morbidity and mortality after subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). Apoptosis is the major pathological mechanism of EBI, and its pathogenesis has not been fully clarified. Here, we report that thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP), which is induced by protein kinase RNA-like endoplasmic reticulum (ER) kinase (PERK), participates in EBI by promoting apoptosis. By using adult male Sprague-Dawley rats to establish SAH models, as well as Terminal dexynucleotidyl transferase (TdT)-mediated dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL) staining, immunofluorescence, and western blot, we found that TXNIP expression significantly increased after SAH in comparison to the sham group and peaked at 48 h (up to 3...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419930/design-synthesis-and-anticancer-potential-of-nsc-319745-hydroxamic-acid-derivatives-as-dnmt-and-hdac-inhibitors
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Zigao Yuan, Qinsheng Sun, Dan Li, Shuangshuang Miao, Shaopeng Chen, Lu Song, Chunmei Gao, Yuzong Chen, Chunyan Tan, Yuyang Jiang
DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) and histone deacetylases (HDACs) are important epigenetic targets during anticancer drug development. Recent study indicates that DNMT inhibitors and HDAC inhibitors display synergistic effects in certain cancers, therefore, development of molecules targeting both DNMT and HDAC is of therapeutic advantage against these cancers. Based on the structure of DNMT inhibitor NSC-319745 and the pharmacophore characteristics of HDAC inhibitors, a series of hydroxamic acid derivatives of NSC-319745 were designed and synthesized as DNMT and HDAC multifunctional inhibitors...
April 12, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419184/mechanisms-for-the-species-difference-between-mouse-and-pig-oocytes-in-their-sensitivity-to-glucorticoids%C3%A2
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Shuai Gong, Guang-Yi Sun, Min Zhang, Hong-Jie Yuan, Shuai Zhu, Guang-Zhong Jiao, Ming-Jiu Luo, Jing-He Tan
Although in vitro exposure to physiological concentrations of glucorticoids did not affect maturation of mouse oocytes, it significantly inhibited nuclear maturation of pig oocytes. Studies on this species difference in oocyte sensitivity to glucocorticoids will contribute to our understanding of how stress/glucocorticoids affect oocytes. This study showed that glucorticoid receptors (NR3C1) were expressed in both oocytes and cumulus cells (CCs) of both pigs and mice; however, while cortisol inhibition of oocyte maturation was overcome by NR3C1 inhibitor RU486 in pigs, it could not be relieved by RU486 in mice...
April 17, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412557/electroconvulsive-therapy-changes-the-regional-resting-state-function-measured-by-regional-homogeneity-reho-and-amplitude-of-low-frequency-fluctuations-alff-in-elderly-major-depressive-disorder-patients-an-exploratory-study
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Xiao-Ming Kong, Shu-Xian Xu, Yan Sun, Ke-Yong Wang, Chen Wang, Ji Zhang, Jin-Xiang Xia, Li Zhang, Bo-Jian Tan, Xin-Hui Xie
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the most effective and rapid treatment for severe major depressive disorder (MDD) in elderly patients. The mechanism of ECT is unclear, and studies on ECT in elderly MDD patients by resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging are rare. Thirteen elderly MDD patients were scanned before and after ECT using a 3.0T MRI scanner. Regional homogeneity (ReHo) and amplitude of low-frequency fluctuations (ALFF) were processed to compare resting-state function before and after treatment...
April 8, 2017: Psychiatry Research
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